WyGISC's topics of research vary based on the disciplinary specializations and technical
expertise of the personnel. Though most of our research takes place in Wyoming, there
are projects that relate to regional, national, and international communities. Our research and development activities are broad, from geospatial data collection and spatial database design and development, to environmental
modeling and Web-based geographic query and visualization implementations. The information we gather and distribute is
used throughout academia, government, business, and the general public.
The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) is developing a new program
in ecoinformatics in support of the campus-wide Program in Ecology. A component of a larger University of Wyoming ecology initiative funded by the National
Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.
Like other data related enterprise systems (e.g. WyoCloud) UW's Campus Enterprise
System is a behind the scenes system that provides data to many applications and users
WyGISC's goal is to integrate geospatial science and applications in K-12 curricula.
Working with K-12 teachers we will identify opportunities across STEAM disciplines
for embedding geospatial concepts, data, technology, including student and teacher