Welcome to Fall Semester 2018 at the FAST

The Facility for Advanced Spatial Technology (FAST) is a collaborative and interdisciplinary GIS teaching laboratory that forms the core of geospatial teaching activities at the University of Colorado Denver Downtown Campus. The FAST is sustained by a long-standing partnership between the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) and receives additional support from the College of Engineering, the School of Public Affairs, the Colorado School of Education, and the College of Business. Our integrative laboratory provides students with intimate access to industry-leading GIS faculty, staff, urban professionals and fellow peers from more than twenty departments across the University and operates as one of the most powerful and robust GIS teaching facilities in the Colorado Front Range. Our technology and dedicated staff support a wide range of geospatial pillars including ESRI ArcGIS essentials, open source GIS software and databases (FOSS4G), remote sensing, building information modelling (BIM), geodesign, GPS, cartography, scripting/programming, and graphic design.

ArcGIS 10.5.1 Installation Guides

Please work through these guides to help you install ArcGIS 10.5.1 on your computer:



There are plenty of other videos, readings, and help sections devoted to installing ArcGIS on the web, and we encourage you to find the resources that work for you.

FAST Quick-Start Guide

We invite new and prospective students and faculty to review the FAST Orientation Slides for a general overview of our facilities, policies and useful information.