Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science Research and Outreach Services

Justin Booth, Director

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science Research and Outreach Services (RS&GIS) is administered by the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences in the College of Social Science.  The program was established to strengthen and support the utilization of geospatial technologies in research, instruction, and extension activities.

RS&GIS promotes interdisciplinary research through the collaborative efforts of faculty investigators, research staff, and students. Technical expertise includes geospatial database creation and analysis, web-mapping application development, aerial imagery processing and interpretation, and cartographic and graphic design.  Thematic expertise includes land/water use and change detection, planned economic development, inventory and assessment of natural and human systems, Great Lakes coastal management, and terrain analysis.  RS&GIS also maintains the Aerial Imagery Archive, a repository of historical imagery dating back to the 1930s.

Professional staff is available for consultation and technical assistance to faculty, staff, and students.  The program sponsors many technical and thematic seminars and short courses.