Virtual Machine for Geog473 Computer Cartography and GeoVisualization


Installed Software Packages

Use Putty to access our class virtual machine

  • Open Putty
  • In the dialog prompted up, type “” (without quote) For Host Name
  • Make sure “SSH” is selected for Connection Type
  • Click Open
  • Use your NetID and Password to log in
  • Use command “ls” to list the content of your home directory
  • To create a new directory, say, labs, type the command “mkdir labs”
  • Use “ls” to see if you have successfully created the directory of gis
  • For more Linux commands, please see

Use WinSCP to upload or download files

  • Open WinSCP
  • Type “” (without quote) For Host Name
  • Log in using your NetID and password
  • You can use mouse to drag and drop files between your local machine and our class VM
  • Try to upload your lab 1 write-up to the directory of labs


Dr. Anand Padmanaban