Community Geography Lab


Address: McGilvrey Hall, 410 | 325 S Lincoln St. | Kent, OH 44242
Phone: 724-557-8510
Node Contact: Jennifer Mapes, Assistant Professor | | 330-672-6279


By appointment


The Community Geography Lab is a physical and virtual space that encourages and facilities mapping for and by local community members. The space is a collaboratory: a research environment that allows researchers from across disciplines, as well as community residents, to come together to collaborate and share resources. Our goal is to facilitate knowledge transfer between academics and non-academics, students and faculty, town and gown. The digital space will provide accessible mapping data and software. The physical space will be focused on mapping collaboration and education through maps and the mapping process. The space in McGilvrey Hall’s Map Library will encourage engagement and discussion about shared social and environmental challenges in Northeast Ohio.

Equipment, Features and Services

  • Multimedia Creation 
  • General Making  
  • Specialized Software Access 
  • Training and Workshops 
  • Specialty Printing 
  • Cartographic Design Services