GeoProcessing Laboratory

The Mount Holyoke College GeoProcessing Lab is a dedicated computer facility for training and research in Geospatial technologies: Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Global Positioning System (GPS). Through Remonte 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 14 Dual Core workstations are networked and connected to four data-map-application servers, plotter, printers, desktop, and large format scanners. Our specialized software includes:

  • ArcGIS, ArcIMS, and ArcGIS Server
  • Erdas Imagine with Photogrammetry Suite
  • IDRISI
  • Definiens eCognition