Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science
Department of Geography      The University of Georgia

The Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science (CRMS) at The University of Georgia undertakes interdisciplinary research projects requiring the development of image and map data processing technologies for applications in the physical, biological and mapping sciences.  In 1998, the CRMS was named a NASA Center of Excellence.

Specialties of the Center's multidisciplinary staff that encompass the full range of geographic information science include remote sensing/digital image processing, digital photogrammetry, image interpretation, geographic information systems (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS) surveys and software development focused on applications in ecology, forestry, geography, geology and hydrology.

The CRMS has completed highly detailed vegetation maps of national parks in the southeastern United States,  including Everglades, Biscayne and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks and Big Cypress National Preserve. Maps of additional parks, historic sites and battlefields (including Cowpens, Cumberland Gap, Mammoth Cave, Blue Ridge Parkway, among others) are underway.  

A multiyear contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) focused on assessing the potential of images recorded by the new generation of high- resolution commercial satellites for creating highly detailed map databases of littoral regions.   Other CRMS projects have included evaluations of the cartographic potential of Landsat, SPOT and  Shuttle Imaging Radar, photogrammetric assessments of erosion from cropland throughout the United States, automated feature extraction from satellite images for digital map revision and GIS studies of agricultural land, wetlands and tropical forests to assess man's impact on the environment.

Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science

Department of Geography     The University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602

  Marguerite Madden, Director   Tel: 706-542-2379

Tommy Jordan, Associate Director  Tel: 706-542-2372

Fax: 706-542-2388


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This page was last updated on 09/08/11.


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