Geospatial Analysis Laboratory
The Geospatial Analysis Laboratory (GAL) was established by the Center for Research Computing (CRC) in collaboration with the Environmental Change Initiative to connect the Notre Dame community to Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (GIS/RS) technology and resources.
The GAL lab offers geospatial computing and consulting services, partnering with clients in multidisciplinary research to find geospatial solutions. The team provides GIS and RS technical support, including map creation/analysis, data generation, editing/transformation, remotely sensed data analysis, spatial analysis and geostatistics, and interactive map design. Proposal writing support is also available.
GAL works closely with the ECI community on projects with geospatial components. Some recent projects include Detecting Agricultural Tile Drainage using GIS/RS techniques, Spatial Bias Grid for Hydrilla Distribution Models, and Global Runoff Data Processing for ND-GAIN.
All computers in the lab are equipped with GIS, RS and statistical software. The ECI community is highly encouraged to take advantage of these resources Monday through Friday at Innovation Park.
The visualization department, also part of the Center for Research Computing, applies the use of visual and interactive representations of data to facilitate learning. Projects by the visualization team include images for presentations, manuscripts, and websites, as well as the development of educational animations. The visualization team combines the skills from various disciplines, including computer science, mathematics, statistics, graphic design, cognitive psychology, and human computer interaction, to better serve the needs of faculty.