Internal Resources

Welcome to the Center for Geospatial Analytics Internal Resources site. Here you will find information about center policies, important contact information, forms for making requests, style guidance, and useful links.

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General CGA information

For Faculty and Staff

For Students

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General CGA information

Below, you will find information relevant to anyone affiliated with CGA.

Information Technology FAQs

  • How do I gain admin control of my lab PC?
    • Email Zac Arcaro (zearcaro@ncsu.edu) with a request. Include your unity ID and the computer name (ie GIS-Lab-01).
  • How do I install software on my lab PC?
    • If the software is open-source or freely available, you may install it yourself.  
    • If the software is proprietary, check software.ncsu.edu to see if the university has a licence.  Install it yourself or send CNR_help@ncsu.edu a request for assistance.
  • How do I connect my PC to a printer?
    • Open Windows Explorer and enter \waterworks into the navigation bar to see a list of printers by building and room number.
    • Find your printer.
    • Double-click to install the printer.
  • The printer in my lab/office is out out toner. What should I do?
    • Remove the cartridge and shake to extend printing life.
    • Email Kelly Mangino (klmangin@ncsu.eduand copy Zac Arcaro (zearcaro@ncsu.edu) with a request for new toner.
  • The printer is in my lab office is out of paper. Where do I find more?
    • Paper is available in room Jordan 5104.
  • I am having other problems with my printer. Who should I contact for help?
  • How do I access my Lab PC remotely?
    • Follow the instructions here.
  • How do I map CGA/CNR network drives?
  • How do I plot to the CGA plotter?

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Listserv policies

Listservs are maintained by the CGA Administration Office. Please adhere to the following policies:

  • Contact Kelly Mangino (klmangin@ncsu.edu) for additions or inquiries.
  • Please respect our inboxes and limit mass messages to those that are absolutely necessary.  
  • Forward all external notices/job postings to Eric Money (esmoney@ncsu.edu) for review and posting.  
Listserv name Description
cga-students@lists.ncsu.edu Graduate students seated in CGA labs
cga-core@lists.ncsu.edu CGA faculty and staff (incl. research associates, postdoctoral researchers, and members of the steering committee)
cga-cert@lists.ncsu.edu GIS Certificate students
cga-mgist@lists.ncsu.edu MGIST students
cga-forum@lists.ncsu.edu Persons interested in the CGA Geospatial Forum and Geospatial Studio series
 cga-facultyfellows@lists.ncsu.edu CGA Faculty Fellows
 gisfaculty@lists.ncsu.edu NC State GIS faculty

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Calendars

The CGA hosts a number of Google Calendars that will keep you up to date with ongoing events, courses, and meetings. We suggest making all of the following calendars visible on your own Google Calendar.

CGA Events

  • Includes all events of general interest to CGA faculty, staff and students (Geospatial Forum, Geospatial Studio, orientations, etc).
  • Maintained by CGA Administration Office; contact Kelly Mangino (klmangin@ncsu.edu) to add/edit events.
  • To add this calendar to your list of “Other Calendars” on your calendar page, follow this link and click the “+GoogleCalendar” button in the bottom right corner.

CGA Travel

  • Includes travel plans of general interest to to CGA faculty, staff and students. The intent is to facilitate collaborative planning and/or help avoid conflicts.
  • If you or your students are traveling to conferences or meetings, event details and dates of travel can be posted here.  
  • Maintained by CGA Administration Office; contact Kelly Mangino (klmangin@ncsu.edu) to add/edit events.
  • Frequent travelers may request direct access to post.
  • To add this calendar to your list of “Other Calendars” on your calendar page, follow this link and click the “+GoogleCalendar” button in the bottom right corner.

Other useful calendars include:

  • Geospatial Forum
    • This is a public calendar.
    • To add this calendar to your list of “Other Calendars” on your calendar page, follow this link and click the “+GoogleCalendar” button in the bottom right corner
    • Contact John Vogler (jbvogler@ncsu.edu) or Megan Skrip (mmskrip@ncsu.edu) for inquiries.
  • Room 5103
    • To add this calendar to your list of “Other Calendars” on your calendar page, follow this link and click the “+GoogleCalendar” button in the bottom right corner.
    • To request a reservation, contact Cristen Cornelius Philbrook (ccornel@ncsu.edu)
  • Room 5119 (Conference Room)
    • To add this calendar to your list of “Other Calendars” on your calendar page, follow this link and click the “+GoogleCalendar” button in the bottom right corner.
    • To request a reservation, contact Kelly Mangino (klmangin@ncsu.edu). 
  • Room 5111 (Geovisualization Lab)
    • To add this calendar to your list of “Other Calendars” on your calendar page, follow this link and click the “+GoogleCalendar” button in the bottom right corner.
    • To request a reservation, contact Kelly Mangino (klmangin@ncsu.edu). 

While in most cases you will not be able to add events to the room calendars, adding (and using) the room calendars will allow you to confirm that the room has not already been booked before requesting a reservation.

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Email signature templates

The CGA strives to maintain a standard design style that expresses our unified mission and visual identity. We therefore request that all CGA-affiliated faculty, researchers, staff, and graduate students adopt a standardized email signature. Templates that you may copy and paste into your own email settings are available.

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Logos and color palettes

The Center for Geospatial Analytics is an example of an NC State core brand extension. Core brand extensions are very closely held entities; they reflect the core brand market position and need to use the same messaging platform and visual identity as the overall institution. Visit the visual identity page to learn more about CGA’s brand identity, download logos, and access the approved color palette.

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Mailing address for packages

Please ship packages to the following address:

YOUR NAME ℅ CGA Admin office
Jordan Hall room 5118
2800 Faucette Drive
Campus Box 7106
Raleigh, NC 27695

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Electronic Access Request Form

Jordan Hall and some CGA labs have electronic card readers that grant access using your campus ID card.  Complete the Electronic Access Request Form if you would like to request access.

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Current Directory

In addition to the online directory, the CGA maintains an abridged, printer-friendly PDF directory with contact information for current faculty, researchers, and staff, as well as key personnel in IT, administration, and facilities. Last update: September 2016

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For Faculty and Staff

Below, we provide resources specifically suited to CGA-affiliated faculty and staff.

Visitor Parking Pass Request Form

Parking passes allow people visiting the CGA to park in the spaces around Jordan Hall, and are requested from NCSU Transportation through the CGA Administration Office. To request that the Admin Office secure a pass on behalf of a visitor, submit the Visitor Parking Pass Request Form. Passes will be requested and authorized via the email address you provide on the form.

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Lab Space Request Form

CGA policy for allocating lab space applies to all seats in rooms 5117, 4120, and 4117 in Jordan Hall as well as the graduate student desks in the Geovisualization Lab. Spaces are allocated at the discretion of the CGA director and steering committee. Seating will be allocated on a yearly basis (1 July – 30 June). Faculty may request seats for their students at any time using the Lab Space Request Form. We are currently able to accommodate the vast majority of requests for space.  However, as the CGA grows and the Ph.D. program becomes established, the demand for lab space will soon be greater than availability.  Priority will be given to requests made by CGA faculty fellows on behalf of individuals whose geospatial activities most closely align with the strategic plan and mission of the center.

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 GeoVis Discovery Meeting Policies and Request Form

In an effort to make visits to the Geovisualization Lab more efficient, strategic, and beneficial to all parties involved, the Center for Geospatial Analytics has developed a new policy regarding appointments and demonstrations in the Geovisualization Lab.

CGA will no longer offer tours that do not have a clear strategic purpose with actionable outcomes. Rather, goal-driven GeoVis Discovery Meetings will be hosted by CGA Faculty Fellows and Researchers who seek to develop external collaborations and partnerships, to fulfill contractual obligations with funders and community partners, or to cultivate funding opportunities. We will encourage members of the community interested in visiting the Geovisualization Lab to either attend an Open House (to be posted on the CGA events calendar) or contact Faculty Fellows and Researchers who best represent their shared interests and goals for a personalized appointment.

How does this affect you?

  • Faculty Fellows and Researchers who are contacted about hosting, or themselves would like to initiate, a GeoVis Discovery Meeting will fill out a Discovery Meeting request form. Requests made through the form are approved by the CGA Director and forwarded to the CGA Admin Office to arrange through the room 5111 Google Calendar. The Admin Office will also generate and distribute parking passes, if necessary.
  • Faculty Fellows and Researchers will be responsible for hosting and moving their group through requested demonstrations. Discovery Meetings must include at least 15 minutes of concluding discussion to solidify action items and future collaborative steps. The request form includes a field for reserving the conference room (5119) for this purpose.
  • If you are contacted about an educational partnership, please refer the query to the CGA Associate Director of Professional Education. CGA will no longer accommodate visit requests from school groups that have not first connected with the Associate Director of Professional Education about a strategic initiative.

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Proposal development

CGA maintains a printer-friendly guide regarding Service Center services and usage rates for reference during proposal submission. Last update: July 2016

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For Students

Below, we provide resources specifically suited to CGA-affiliated graduate students.

Career resources

  • Our GIST program website maintains a Careers Dashboard with information about job and internship postings, organizations for geospatial professionals, professional certifications, and professional conferences.
  • The ECOLOG-L listserv operated by the Ecological Society of America posts opportunities for graduate work, postdoctoral positions, jobs, and professional development.

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NC State University administrative links

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