Photo of Tora Johnson holing an inflatable Glob in the GIS Center

GIS Laboratory and Service Center

GIS Laboratory and Service Center

Torrey Hall, Room 223

University of Maine at Machias

116 O’Brien Avenue, Machias, Maine 04654


The GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Laboratory and Service Center at the University of Maine at Machias, with support from partners such as the Washington County Council of Governments and the Downeast Conservation Network, provides interactive online maps for local communities. The center maintains an index of these maps on a Google website.

Visit the GIS Lab Planning Maps Site

The laboratory is the center of GIS training at UMaine Machias, offering world-class instruction to students via in-person and distance learning courses. 

Students interested in studying GIS can pursue multiple pathways, including a four-year major in environmental geographic information science, introductory and advanced GIS certificates, and a GIS minor. In addition, GIS is incorporated into the curriculum of all environmental and biological science programs at the university.