Spatial Tech
What We Do

We provide training, consultations, and collaboration on the latest software, equipment, and methods, including GIS, 3D modeling, laser scanning, aerial drones, photogrammetry, virtual and augmented reality, and more.

Get in touch

    GIS staff availability

  • Staff: Chris Gist and Drew MacQueen
  • Office: Clemons 3rd Floor (DML wing)
  • Hours: Weekdays 9-5 in general, but email the GIS folks in advance if you need us to be there
  • Cultural heritage informatics staff availability

  • Staff: Will Rourk and Arin Bennett
  • Office: Clemons 3rd Floor (DML wing)
  • Hours: by appointment

      University support of GIS

    • See our GIS Research Page for all things GIS: download software, find spatial data, attend a workshop, or schedule a consultation with our staff specialists.
    • Our GIS resources include the UVA Library Geoportal and the UVA Image Discovery Tool.
    • GIS workshop series

    • We offer a series of friendly, jargon-free workshops each fall and spring. You can read more about upcoming and past workshops on our events page.
Cultural Heritage Informatics

      Cultural heritage informatics at UVA

    • Visit our cultural heritage informatics page to learn more about our ongoing projects; view our equipment, data, and demos; and access our 3D data repository.
    • Documentation for Cultural Heritage Informatics technologies and methods (funded by UVA Parents Fund)
Tools, Data, Equipment

* = by appointment/request only. ^ = not distributed

    Supported GIS tools
  • QGIS
  • Google Earth
  • Google Tour Builder
    VR & AR
  • 2 VR spaces (Clemons 3rd Floor Viz Lounge)
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality equipment^
    GIS equipment
  • 4 Garmin eTrex 20 handheld GPS units
    3D laser scanning
  • FARO Focus 3D laser scanner*
  • Creaform Zscanner 700 CX*
  • FARO Scene*
  • Creaform VX Elements^
  • DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter*
  • Photoscan Pro^
  • Autodesk Recap
    Tactile surface scanning
  • Microscribe*
  • Rhino 3D^
    Data & modeling software
  • FARO Scene LT
  • Autodesk Recap
  • Geomagic*
  • Mesh Lab
  • Cloud Compare
  • Sketchup
  • Blender
  • Maya 3D (in G-Lab)