CARSI, is a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility,
and one of the best-equipped laboratories in the United States
for geographical analysis. The CARSI laboratory comprises over
$1 million in computer hardware and software, including 25 Windows
workstations, one Linux workstation and one UNIX server, scanners,
digitizing tablets, and various output devices. The system is
optimized to host a plethora of GIS and Image processing application
development tools, including the latest version of GE Smallworld
3.2, Oracle 10g, ArcGIS 9.x, Erdas Imagine, ENVI, and SPSS.
In addition, CARSI houses and maintains NYCMap, the citywide
base map for NYC. This map is derived from aerial photographs
and consists of a single and unified coverage, 1 foot in resolution.
Many data layers of attribute information accompany NYCMap including,
all buildings citywide, street centerlines, railroads, subways,
and emergency routes, a digital elevation model (DEM) or spot
elevations, green spaces such as parks and cemeteries, bridges
and tunnels, water features such as pears, and census 1990 and
2000 administrate districts and demographic data.