The Center for Geospatial Analysis is a collaboration among various EVS science and engineering disciplines that fosters the sharing of resources and ideas related to spatial modeling and statistics, geographic information systems (GIS), cartography, remote sensing, spatial database development and management, visualization, and computation.
Bringing together researchers who are aligned under a common theme of geospatial analysis promotes the development and application of new methods and techniques to further our understanding of how the environment might respond to natural and human-caused perturbations. Understanding the dynamics of environmental systems, both natural and managed, often requires explicit knowledge of the spatial arrangement and/or geographic location of system parameters and variables.
Modern analytical and numerical models, along with field measurement methods and technology, now incorporate geospatial information to assure that spatial phenomena and dynamics of environmental systems are fully addressed. Indeed, geospatial analyses have become embedded in all disciplines studying Earth systems, ecological dynamics, environmental change, and natural and managed land resources.