Research Task: RB00CKX.1.0
Task Manager: Bob Waltermire
FORTís in-house GIS and Remote Sensing Team supports the advancement of ecological research by (1) designing and developing geospatial databases and (2) designing, developing, and performing geospatial analyses and modeling, both independently and at the request of FORT scientists and clients. Specifically, the Team provides expertise in geographic information systems (GIS), geospatial statistics, computer programming, global positioning systems (GPS), aerial photography and satellite image processing, metadata, publication-quality geo-graphics, and relational database management systems (RDBMS). The Team leads FORT in the implementation, management, and application of both high throughput computing (using Condor software) and high performance computing for geospatial and non-geospatial applications. These technologies are used to derive information from data for a variety of research efforts pertaining to wildfire, habitat quality, land use, invasive species distribution, climate change, and many other resource issues of national importance. The Team provides consultation, technical support, and limited training in these disciplines for FORT staff, and maintains advanced geospatial and geospatial-related software along with high-resolution scanners, plotters, and other devices utilizing the newest technologies.
For more information contact Bob Waltermire