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Remote Sensing/ GIS

Remote Sensing
Analysis of earth surface features and phenomena with data and imagery acquired from satellite and aircraft sensors using optical and computer-assisted interpretation techniques.

Geographic Information Systems
Computer-oriented information systems for the capture, spatial analysis and display of earth resource data and information to be used in resource management decision-making contexts.

Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is the standard generic term for a satellite navigation system that provide autonomous geospatial positioning with global coverage. A GNSS allows receivers to determine their location (longitude, latitude, and ellipsoid height) to within a few meters using timing signals transmitted by radio from satellites. The United States created and operates a GNSS called the Global
Positioning System

NRE operates a GPS base station (NRME CORS) in cooperation with the National Geodetic

LERIS , the Laboratory for Earth Resource Information Sytems, is the principal center for conducting remote sensing and GIS research oriented toward natural resources, ecology, and the environment at The University of Connecticut. The Department also has the leading Undergraduate and Graduate earth resources information systems education and training program in the State.

Professor Daniel L. Civco
Associate Professor Thomas H. Meyer

LERIS provides information about projects, facilities, and courses in GIS and remote sensing.



Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840