Data and GIS Services to Host Open House

On March 20, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, Data and GIS Services will be hosting an Open House to celebrate recent upgrades to our computer lab and to announce the finalists and winners of the recent Data Visualization Contest.


Since the end of the summer, Data and GIS Services has enjoyed periodic upgrades to the computer lab, starting with a refresh of all of the machines and an expansion from 8 machines to 12. Each machine now boasts two 24″ monitors, a 4-core 3.5 GHz processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB of open storage for projects in progress, and an extensive list of GIS, statistical, and visualization software packages.

In addition to the new machines, the lab space has just been enhanced with a 50″ display and conference table to support small group instructional sessions. For advanced topics and sessions using software packages that can be installed on individuals’ laptops, the new display will allow Data and GIS Services staff to expand instructional opportunities and meet additional needs of the Duke community.

The finalists and winners of the recent data visualization contest are developing poster versions of their submissions.  These posters will hang in the Data and GIS Services lab and will be unveiled at the open house.



  • Date: Wednesday, March 20
  • Location: Perkins 226
  • Schedule:
    • 3:30pm: Refreshments, mingling
    • 4:00pm: Welcome from Data & GIS Services and Research Computing; announcement of finalists and winners of the data visualization contest
    • 5:30pm: Event concludes

Please join us on March 20 to celebrate the expansion of Data and GIS Services! We look forward to having you stop by.