The GIS  Centre Training Suite is located in Room 104 in the Orbsen Building (ground floor).

The suite comprises 13 Dell Precision T3400 networked workstations with A4/A3 colour/BW printing facilities.

A 55" touch screen monitor allows for interactive demonstrations of geo-visualisations and presentations. The training lab is LAN and wireless enabled (NUIGWiFi Wireless Service).

GPS Surveying Equipment

In addition to the GIS Centre training facilities in Orbsen Room 104, the Ryan Institute has geospatial equipment available for staff and researchers, including 1 Trimble Geoexplorer 6000 series (sub-meter accuracy) and 6 handheld Garmin GPS 60 units (5-10 meter accuracy which may be improved to within 3 meters using WAAS/EGNOS).

The Ryan Institute also has a Trimble R8 VRS Rover. This is a multi-channel, multi-frequency GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver, antenna and data-link radio combined in one compact unit.

To borrow this equipment please contact:

Owen Doherty (full-time)

Senior Technical Officer

Orbsen Building

+353 (0)91 492974


Postal Address

Ryan Institute,
Environmental, Marine, and Energy Research,
Orbsen Building
National University of Ireland Galway,
University Road,