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Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center

Jeff Hamerlink, Director
Agriculture C, Room 337 (307) 766-2532

The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) has a mission to advance the understanding and application of geographic information science through basic and applied research, education and training, information and technology transfer, and by promoting utilization of geospatial technologies for science, management, and decision making within the University and throughout the state and region. Examples of geospatial technologies include geographic information systems, geographic cartography and visualization, Global Positioning System-based mapping, and image processing of remotely-sensed Earth resource data derived from aircraft or satellites. Broad applications areas exist in both environmental and social sciences, as well as agriculture, engineering and business.

Established in 2001, WyGISC operates under the Office of Academic Affairs and in close coordination with the Office of Research, providing assistance to all units on campus and to numerous private, local, state, and federal entities in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region. Services include research collaboration, technical expertise, geospatial technology short course training, and geospatial data dissemination.

GIST Curriculum: Beginning in fall 2019, WyGISC will offer undergraduate and graduate coursework in geospatial information science and technology under the GIST prefix. These courses will provide fundamental education in geographic information systems and remote sensing to students from across disciplines at UW and will contribute to a new multidisciplinary program in GIST that is being developed by the Center.

WyGISC encourages undergraduate and graduate student participation in its research projects and has sponsored students from the McNair Scholars Program and other student research apprentice programs, as well as graduate students affiliated with participating departments and research centers. Part-time employment and internship opportunities are often available. Inquiries may be directed to the center using the contact information provided above.

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