We're focused on the development and education of geospatial information and technologies
and their applications. Our mission is to advance the knowledge and application of
geographic information science and technology through research, education, and service.
WyGISC aspires to become a premier interdisciplinary academic center in geographic
information science research and education while strengthening our unique leadership
role in service and outreach to the university, state, and region.
We offer undergraduate, graduate, and certificates in Geospatial Information Science
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WyGISC's topics of research vary based on the disciplinary specializations and technical
expertise of the personnel.
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We maintain and build many applications using spatial data and technology.
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UW Research Scientist Part of Pecora Group Award
A University of Wyoming senior research scientist is part of the AmericaView consortium
that was recently honored with a 2021 William Thomas Pecora Group Award from the U.S.
Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA.
Ramesh Sivanpillai, with UW’s Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC), is part of the AmericaView consortium that was recognized for advancing Earth observation education through remote-sensing
science, applied research, workforce development, technology transfer and community
Eight Teams to Compete in John P. Ellbogen $50k Entrepreneurship Competition April
Laboratory Inventory Management Systems (LIMS) is an end-to-end solution of software
and hardware designed to contextualize samples first drawn from the field, as they
get processed in the lab, and long after work has concluded. LIMS offers a safe, reliable
and compliant way to collect, track, maintain and report data throughout a project’s
lifetime. Team members are Shannon Albeke, a senior research scientist in UW’s Wyoming
Geographic Information Science Center; and Nicholas Case, a UW graduate student from
Laramie, who is majoring in geospatial information science and technology.
9-H SmartRanch - Drone Operations
In this internship/project, a team of four UW students will apply their collective
education, training, and experience in addressing research questions related to identification
of weed species using drone-mounted sensors, image processing software, and machine
learning techniques. Students will further explore the use of drones for precise herbicide
application and mosquito breeding abatement. The team will be mentored by faculty
from UW’s interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Science & Technology (GIST) Program.
UW Students Use Remote Sensing to Solve Family Land Issues
Two University of Wyoming agroecology majors are using free satellite images to help
knock out musk thistle strangling rangeland productivity and to scrutinize the effects
of damage into the future from a heavy rain-caused event washing away dry beans.
Traylin Bruegger, of Niobrara County, and Jordan Jochems, of Cody, used skills gained
in a remote sensing class to solve problems on family lands. They’ll also earn certificates
in remote sensing offered by UW’s Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WYGISC).
Driese Appointed Emeritus Lecturer
The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees recently approved WyGISC Senior Lecturer
and former Geospatial Information and Technology (GIST&T) Program Director Dr. Ken
Driese as Emeritus Senior Lecturer.
The title of Emeritus Senior Lecturer is awarded to faculty members who retire after
long and meritorious service to the University.
Driese joined WyGISC in 2001 as a remote sensing scientist, where he established a
remote sensing lab and began teaching the core of the remote sensing curriculum at
UW. Following subsequent appointments in the Botany Department and Life Sciences Program,
Driese returned to WyGISC in 2019 to help design, launch, and direct the Center’s
new interdisciplinary GIST Program before retiring earlier this year.
“This is a well-deserved appointment, recognizing Ken’s many contributions to WyGISC
and the UW community,” notes WyGISC Director Jeff Hamerlinck.
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Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center - University of Wyoming
University of WyomingDept. 40081000. E. University AveLaramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2532Email: email@example.com