Founded in October of 2002, the Experimental Center of School of Geography and Urban Planning at present has 8 professional experimental engineering technicians, including 2 senior engineers and 6 engineers. Two of them have acquired the Doctor’s degree and three have acquired the Master’s degree. The experimental center constitutes of three public laboratories---GIS laboratory、urban and regional planning laboratory and integrative laboratory of geography, assuming 31 experimental courses and teaching tasks covering up to over 180 experimental items. 11 experimental teaching courses have been offered there also.
Under the 985 Project of our university, more than 25 million RMB has been invested in the rebuilding and construction of the center, which has brought the center to a rapid developing phase of sustainable and benign circulation. At present, the experimental center covers an area of 1300 square meters and the amount of the equipment there is up to 2700. Besides, high-quality digital measuring equipment, soil and water resource analyzing equipment, and the latest softwares of network multi-functional GIS have also been installed. These can serve well the teaching and scientific researching of our majors.