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Environmental GIS Laboratory

This facility applies state-of-the-art tools and concepts in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and geospatial data science to a variety of environmental problems, mostly at high altitudes and high latitudes.  Areas of focus include: web mapping applications for Arctic science coordination, coastal erosion in Alaska, projected future flooding due to sea level rise and storm surge, snow hydrology, past and present glacier dynamics, icefield archeology, and more.  Activities also involve data sharing & interoperability, DEM generation, image processing, and geospatial data analysis across disciplines from Australia to Iceland. Under the direction of William Manley, and with GIS/RS Specialist Leanne Lestak, the lab includes multiple workstations, network data storage, and a range of software (ArcGIS, Imagine, ENVI, and others).