ArcGis Lab – a Required Skill for all HBOI Students




Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute


Alderman, Pamela

Budget Manager:

Morgan, Gregory M

Project Manager:

Boles, Patrick Jay

Proposal Approvers

Dept. Chair:

Sullivan, James

Local IT:



Sullivan, James




Bagdonas, Joseph A.

Proposal Funding

Year 1:

$ 0.00

Year 2:

$ 0.00

Year 3:

$ 0.00


$ 0.00

Proposal Funding versus Average


Several student groups and faculty have approached the HBOI Librarian to develop an ArcGIS Lab in the current Studio and eLearning classroom. Dr. Dennis Hanisak and Dr. Peter McCarthy, HBOI’s Director and Associate Director of Education, emphasized that all HBOI students, graduate and undergraduate, should not only have classroom instruction in ArcGis, but the students need repeated exposure to field experiences collecting data, and collaborative projects demonstrating their proficiency. Currently, HBOI students do not have access to an ArcGIS instructional classroom, a practice lab or ArcGIS software instruction with interactive or collaborative capabilities. There are no field laptops or mini-Ipads with GPS capabilities. ArcGIS Lab Justification. The proposed ArcGis Lab is designed to replace eight antiquated student PC’s built into a non-functioning network and to expand the student seating and student access to necessary technologies and collaborative instruction. Dr. Nick Dickson and new faculty, Dr. Andia Chaves Fonnegra, have proposed expanding their current offerings at HBOI. Dr Dickson has instructed students individually in ArcGIS and has identified the need to offer instruction. In addition, the ArcGIS course can be added to the Masters of Science in the Marine Science and Oceanography curriculum and incorporated into the research and work projects in the ocean, environmental and marine sciences. The proposed HBOI ArcGIS Lab provides students with a state-of-the art interactive, online ArcGIS lab with recording, presentation and collaboration capabilities. The proposed mobile equipment permits field research with mobile iPads (GeoPads) with ArcGIS software that can be used in field research and for online project visualization. The term "GeoPad" describes a rugged field-ready tablet-based field mapping system capable of integrated GPS/GIS/measurement/photo/data collection that can be held in one hand. The laptops with ArcGIS are for students.
Hardware Requirements
listed in attached documents
Software Requirements
listed in attached documents
Personnel Costs
Other Costs
Replace room's current immobile, built in computer network tables with four mobile tables and add Tablet chairs to expand seating
April 2019 approved May-Order hardware June and July 2019 complete installtion
all software and hardware will be maintained by HBOI OIT. student Instruction by HBOI faculty
Resource Matching
Implementing Organization
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Proposal Budget

Fiscal Year 1 Fiscal Year 2 Fiscal Year 3 Total
Hardware One-Time $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Hardware Recurring $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Software One-time $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Software Recurring $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Personnel One-time $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Personnel Recurring $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Other One-time $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Other Recurring $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Totals $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00

Supporting Documentation

Filename Size Description
arcGIS field miniIPAD.pdf 520,543b Four Geopads for field date collection
HBLE108G_All-In-One fro ArcGis Lab.pdf 454,388b Quote eight Dell PC's with graphics cards
Laptops quote for four with 17in monitor and graphics card.pdf 649,330b Four Laptops quote Dell for expanded student classroom or project use
Replacement computer tables and Tablet chairs nov 13 2018.docx 18,650b Replacement Tables for Library 108G and expanded Laptop Seating