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Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center

The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Wyoming focused on the development of geospatial information and technologies and their applications in science, education, government and business.

Mission. WyGISC's mission is to advance the knowledge and application of geographic information science and technology through research, education, and service. WyGISC aspires to become a premiere interdisciplinary academic center in geographic information science research and education, while strengthening our unique leadership role in service and outreach to the university, state and region.

Expertise and Capabilities. Disciplinary specializations among WyGISC personnel range from geography and urban planning to ecology, geology, hydrology and natural resource management. Technical expertise includes spatial database design and development, remote sensing and image processing, geographic analysis and modeling, application programming, and GIS program management.

WyGISC's research and development activities are broad, from geospatial data collection and spatial database design and development, to environmental modeling and Web-based geographic query and visualization implementations.

The Center's education, training and information and technology transfer activities further support the adoption and use of geospatial data and information technologies among a wide range of end-users in academia, government, business, and the general public. Examples include the Wyoming GeoLibrary geospatial metadata registry and Spatial Technologies Short Course Training Program.

History. The Center had its early beginnings as the Spatial Data and Visualization Center (SDVC), established in May 1996 as a campus research cluster with funding from the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The primary goal of the original research program was to explore and demonstrate the utility and application of spatial data analysis and visualization science and technology in a decision support role for resource management and economic development activities in government and industry alike. In August 1999, a newly approved university-wide academic plan identified the SDVC as the future focal point for expanding GIS capacities and competencies throughout campus to provide critically needed course work for undergraduate and graduate students and to serve as a resource for businesses and government agencies. In 2001, the SDVC was institutionalized as the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) operating as an academic unit within the structure of UW's Office of Academic Affairs.


http://www.uwyo.edu/wygisc/
Parent Organization: University of Wyoming
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