GeoProcessing Laboratory

The Mount Holyoke College GeoProcessing Lab is a dedicated computer facility for training and research in Geospatial technologies:  Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, and Global Positioning System (GPS). Through Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing we can study processes on the Earth surface from satellite or aerial images (see Research and Projects for some applications). With GIS we can study digital maps and find relationships between geographic features, determine/predict changes in the landscape, find the best location for different activities, etc.

The GeoProcessing Lab hosts state of the art hardware and software necessary for moderm GIS and Remote Sensing applications. All 20 Intel i7 workstations are networked and connected to data-application servers, plotter, printers, and large format scanners. Our specialized geospatial analysis software includes: ArcGIS, Erdas Imagine, TerrSet, eCognition.