Innovation Program


The Spatial Analysis Laboratory (SAL)

The Spatial Analysis Laboratory (SAL) is a research facility located in the Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont (UVM).  The mission of the SAL is to apply appropriate techniques in GIS, remote sensing, and spatial statistics to problems in natural resource ecology and natural resources planning. The SAL specializes in urban ecosystem assessment, defense applications, biodiversity analysis, land-cover mapping, planning for conservation lands, and development of new applications for natural resource management.  SAL personnel oversee the university’s ESRI Development Center (EDC), America View program, and  eCognition Center of Excellence.

University of Calgary

The Department of Geography works across disciplines in the Social Sciences and Sciences, and is a lynchpin in five cutting-edge interdisciplinary academic programs and vital player in others. All faculty members are leaders in their areas, working in Geography as an integrative Science.

Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS)

The Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), an interdisciplinary centre at Salzburg University (PLUS), is dedicated to applied research, outreach activities, professional education and training. As experts for the spatial view Z_GIS focuses on interoperable GIS usage, spatial modelling, satellite remote sensing, object-based image analysis, digital cartography and GI-based communication.

Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST)

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), located at the University of Arkansas, focuses on research, education, outreach, and applications in geomatics, including GIS, geospatial analysis and modeling, high density survey, and other areas.

Centre for Geographical Analysis Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
Stellenbosch University

The Centre for Geographical Analysis (CGA) is a research institution seated in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa. The CGA specializes in the application of satellite remote sensing, geographical information systems (GIS) and other geographical-analytical techniques for research and training purposes.

Charles Darwin University

At CDU, the Tropical Spatial Science Group undertakes teaching, research and consultancy work in the application of remote sensing and GIS to cultural and natural resource management.

University of Berkeley

The Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) provides leadership and training in Remote Sensing, GIS, GPS, and modeling. As the hub for geospatial technology at UC Berkeley, the GIF provides a community for students, faculty, and professionals, and offers innovative geospatial approaches to environmental research projects.

Centre for Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science, University of Queensland

The University of Queensland’s Centre for Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science is part of the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management. The school teaches undergraduate and graduate programs in remote sensing and image processing, while the center’s doctoral students and research staff focus on building remote sensing based tools for understanding, monitoring, modeling and managing terrestrial, coastal and atmospheric environments. The center’s research is used directly in operational monitoring by local, state and national environmental management agencies.