Many GIS operations require large amounts of memory (both RAM and storage) and decent CPU performance. For basic map making, a PC running XP with 1.5 GB or RAM may be adequate.
Currently, Colby uses ArcGIS as the default GIS software. The desktop application will only run on a Windows based operating system. Other popular GIS applications not supported by Colby ITS staff are GRASS
(freeware) and MapInfo