Research & Development
The Center for Spatial Analysis is the nexus of geographic information science at the University of Oklahoma. Our unique and diverse strengths encompass research and education in geoinformatics, remote sensing, spatial analysis, visual analytics, database and knowledgebase development and geocomputational methods. At CSA we apply these strengths to current research problems in geovisualization, knowledge discovery, human-computer interaction, global land remote sensing, land use and land cover change modeling, eco-epidemiology, biogeochemical cycles, and geographic dynamics across different spatial and temporal scales.
Geographic Information Science
GIS research at CSA, led by Dr. May Yuan, spans many areas of application and interest to advance geographic representation, knowledge discovery and spatio-temporal analysis to better understand dynamic geographic and social phenomena. For more information click on GIS projects at left.
The geovisualization lab, headed by Dr. Chris Weaver, focuses on user interface architectures, data query languages and multidimensional visual query patterns in interactive visualization environments for interactive querying of multidimensional data. Learn more.
Earth Observation and Modeling
The Earth Observation and Modeling Facility (EOMF), under the direction of Dr. Xiangming Xiao, is a state-of-the-art geospatial technology facility with a mission to support research, education and applications or remote sensing at OU. The EOMF provides a petabyte data repository of images from multiple sensors (hyperspectral, multi-spectral, SAR, LiDAR) across various spatial and temporal scales. The EOMF is the home of diverse research activity in the areas of agriculture, ecology, forests, health and land use and land cover change. Learn more.