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SpARC Lab Hours

Fall 2017 Hours

M-F 10:30 - 3pm

Wednesday open until 5pm

days and times subject to change 



Appointments for free GIS consultations will not be avialalbe until January 2018


Drop-in hours for SpARC are for access to GIS software and hardware. For technical support and project consultations, please set up an appointment by contacting sparc (@) 



View of Social Sciences and Humanities Building (SSM)


The Spatial Analysis & Research center is located in the Social Sciences and Humanities Building (SSM) on the second-floor room 209.


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Goals & Mission

  • SpARC is the hub for spatial science research, analysis, education, visualization, spatial data archiving, and access to spatial science software and equipment for UC Merced and its partners.
  • SpARC leads faculty and community partner grants for research and other activities with a spatial aspect and collaborates on ongoing projects.
  • SpARC supports expanded undergraduate curriculum in geography and spatial sciences.