Capital Planning & Management

Students walk towards a hall through the snow

This group is responsible for capital, facilities and space planning, transportation planning, facilities assessments, campus spatial data, dig safe, and real estate management. All requests for building and infrastructure renewal or improvements start with this group for project definition before being assigned to the Project Management group.

Capital Planning & Management maintains an extensive amount of data regarding real property, utilities, space, transportation systems, as well as priorities for renovations and improvements for annual and capital budgeting.  This information is updated at least annually to reflect the changing conditions and needs of the campus, and is available to campus constituents through various reports, maps, and floor plans.  This data helps guide the University's decisions for planning initiatives and specific construction projects.

Space Allocation, Adaption and Renewal Committee (SAARC)

The Space Allocation, Adaption and Renewal Committee (SAARC) is a standing advisory committee to the President of the University.  It oversees the development, assignment, naming and stewardship of all University buildings, grounds, roads and related infrastructure. There is an annual process to update the Capital Priorities List and select limited scope Space and Campus Improvements Projects for SAARC funding.  Visit the SAARC website for more information.

Transportation Planning

For over 15 years, the University has instituted a Transportation Demand Management approach to all aspects of transportation (transit, parking, bikes, pedestrians, etc.)  This comprehensive approach to campus access and mobility is overseen by the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) and is guided by the TPC15 policy approved in 2019 and the Campus Master Plan. Transportation Services and Campus Stewardship provide the staff support to the TPC.

Transportation Services

Real Estate and Land Planning

Oversight of all leases, land acquisitions and disposition are provided by Capital Planning & Management.  The University Committee on Real Property Acquisition and Disposal (CORPAD) works jointly with the Advisory Committee on Land and Property Use (ACLPU) as well as, third parties external to the University community, regarding stewardship associated with the acceptance of potential gifts, acquisitions and or disposal of real property.  Land Planning decisions are guided by the Campus Master Plan, the TPC15 transportation policy, and the Landscape Master Plan.

Space Management

Is a core component of the Campus Planning group focused on space needs and opportunities across campus.  This is accomplished by working with university entities to define their needs explore options, and offer recommendations.  Maintaining the space data base and contribution to the Annual SAARC Improvement Process are essential to responding to specific need requests as well as providing an overview of all space needs to campus leadership.

Spatial Data Systems

Capital Planning & Management Spatial Data Systems

Capital Planning & Management Spatial Data Systems group uses Computer Aided Design (CAD), Document Management  System (DMS), Global Positioning (GPS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies to manage floor plan/space data, archive/organize facilities historical infrastructure documentation, manage campus infrastructure data.  The campus Spatial Data Systems group assists with operations management, planning, decision support, disaster planning/recovery and special projects. Currently the GIS holds over 15,000 point features and 200 miles of line features covering a broad range of areas including: Utilities, Infrastructure, Accessibility, Transportation, and Natural Resources to name a few. The  Spatial Data Systems group also maintains over 650+ AutoCAD drawings in support of the UNH Campus as well as Aim, Facilities' Integrated Work Management System (IWMS), which manages space information on campus.  The Spatial Data Systems group also oversees Meridian, a document management system, in order to archive and organize over 100,000 archival drawings/documents for efficient retrieval.  In addition to these responsibilities, the Spatial Data Systems group also administers all UNH-owned property records, the UNH CORS base station, the Campus Dig Safe Program, the Facilities plan room and Meridian, the campus floorplans for export to Aim, building room signage, support to FPM (Facilities Project Management) as well as the development and creation of various thematic maps and interactive web applications.

List of Current GIS Data Holdings

Web Applications

Recently Campus Planning GIS has begun to develop a number of web applications, powered by ArcGIS Server, as a way to easily deploy campus data to end users. All web applications are interactive and allow end users to view not only the spatial location of features but also the attribute information for these features as well. 

Web Applications

Maps and Site Plans

In addition to interactive web applications, Spatial Data Systems GIS also creates multiple thematic maps and site plans utilizing data housed within the GIS.  Commonly requested maps include:

  • UNH Property Map
  • UNH Building ID & Address Map
  • Maintenance Zone Map
  • Transportation Bus Route Map
  • Campus Aerial Imagery Map
  • Various Utility Maps, Site Plans, and Campus Electrical One Line Diagram

For a complete list, or to request a map, please contact Sam Lingeman, Spatial Data Systems Manager.

The Facilities Campus Planning GIS Group utilizes Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to locate and map spatial information at the University of New Hampshire. The original base station was installed in 2005 but was replaced in August 2012 due to failure of the antennae. The GPS Base Station provides correction data for the UNH campus as well as regional users.

Station ID: NHUN

X Coordinate (m): 1521219.256

Latitude: 43° 8' 33.17927" N

Elevation Mask: 5 degrees

Y Coordinate (m): -4405923.961

Longitude: 070° 57' 6.86279" W

Logging Interval: 1 second

Z Coordinate (m): 4339076.588

Elevation (m, ellips): 9.116 Rollover 

Rollover Period: 1 hour


Geoid Height (m): -26.86


Coordinates displayed are on NAD83(CORS96) Datum. Orthometric Height is on NAVD88 datum.

Station Log
NGS-NHUN Information

The GPS Base Station was provided to the University by Keystone Precision Instruments and its partner Trimble Navigation Limited.

Receiver: Trimble NetR9
Antenna: Zephyr Geodetic 2 RoHS