Geospatial Sciences

The Geospatial Sciences Laboratory contains state-of-the-art software and equipment which assist in the creation of a range of cartographic products and geospatial analyses such as:

  • Thematic map production
  • Database development 
  • Watershed assessments: Geology, soils, stream networks, riparian zones, land use, point and nonpoint pollutant sources, etc.
  • Topographic surveys and mapping: stream channels, cross-sections, floodplains, terraces, etc.
  • Historical image interpretation and classification (aerial photography and satellite imagery, digitization, etc.)
  • GPS surveys
Equipment/Software Uses Standard Operating Procedure User Guide
Trimble® Geo 7X  Handheld; Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) High-accuracy surveying, point calculations, graphical staking of points, lines, arc, alignments   User Guide
Topcon AT-G4 and AT-G6 Auto Levels High-accuracy surveying, data logging SOP_Total_Station_New_Topcon_GPT7500Unofficial_2020.pdf User Guide
Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor High-accuracy (within one meter) positioning, surveying, mapping, agriculture activities SOP_Bad_Elf_Static_Positioning_2019.pdf User Guide
ArcGIS Pro Data visualization, advanced analysis, data maintenance in 2D, 3D, and 4D, professional map creation, spatial analyses    
ArcGIS Desktop Data visualization, advanced analysis, data maintenance, professional map creation, spatial analyses    
ENVI Image processing and analysis