Department of Facilities Management

Facilities Information Systems

The Facilities Information Systems (FIS) data about UMass Lowell’s physical environment includes maps, floor plans, tabular data and 3D models. The GIS, robust databases, building information archive and 2- and 3-D plans provide a system of record basis for many university systems. This information is essential to successful planning, design and construction initiatives across the campus, as well as to the day-to-day operation of the University. Areas of focus include:

  • Space Inventory: Delivers information on the University’s space, where it is located, and how it is used.  

    A central repository of data on UMass Lowell buildings and rooms, the Space Inventory system delivers critical information on the University’s space – how much space exists, where it is located, and how it is used. This information supports the daily management and operation of the University and facilitates planning for its future.

    The system features floor plans as well as building and room inventories. Reflecting the physical configuration of space, the floor plans serve as the basis for all area calculations. Building and room inventories include information such as room number, room use, department occupant and area. This data is stored in tabular form and supports both graphical and tabular reporting.

  • Campus Mapping: Produces base maps for use in the management, operation and planning of the University.  

    To ensure that campus maps and models are accurate, the FIS team creates, collects and maintains spatial data relating to the UMass Lowell campus and its surroundings. This data serves as the foundation of basemaps central to the management, operation and planning of the University.

    In addition to making the maps listed below available to the University community and general public, we maintain additional spatial data sets and campus models of interest to specialized audiences.

  • Record Drawings/Archives: Maintains documents on building and campus construction projects.  

    The FIS team maintains an archive of all documents relating to UMass Lowell’s building and campus construction projects.

    Comprising plans, specifications and other project deliverables, the archive serves as a valuable resource for architects, engineers and planners engaged in campus projects. At the same time, the archive captures the history of the University’s built environment, providing rich data for historians or others seeking information on the development of the University’s campus and surrounding area.