• Croplands seen from above

    Croplands seen from above

    Geospatial technologies are used to track where, when and what crops are grown all over the world. 


  • Map showing people connected by lines

    People and their relationships

    Geospatial analysis includes the movement of people and their connections

  • Aerial view of forest plantation and meandering rivers

    From forest plantations to meandering rivers

    In coupled human-natural environments, geospatial approaches have broad applications.

  • Night sky over city lights

    Nightlights and GIS

    Geospatial technologies and approaches help us understand people's relationships with place.

  • Abstract map of landscape topography

    Landscape toography

    We apply spatial models, or abstractions of reality, to better understand the world around us.

  • Terracing of agricultural fields

    Agricultural terracing and food cultivation

    Mapping land cover change is one application of remote sensing.

  • Aerial view of rock, ice and water

    Rock, ice, water

    Satellite images are a window into distant and remote areas of the world.

Welcome to Geospatial Technologies at UVM. Here you will find information on getting started using geospatial technologies, accessing software, finding data, selecting courses, obtaining technical help, learning about research projects, and more.

The recent availability of high spatial resolution (detailed) satellite and aerial imagery, desktop and online software for Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), and inexpensive Global Positioning Systems (GPS) have driven geospatial technologies to the forefront of a revolution in acquisition, integration, and analysis of geospatial data. These data can be applied to a wide array of environmental issues at local to global scales. The tools offered by these technologies can incorporate huge volumes of data from many sources tied to a location on the Earth and analyze that data using new and innovative methods to reveal relationships in time and space.

Outdoor classroom


UVM offers a range of GST courses which may be used to obtain a GST minor or a professional certificate. Find out more about the curriculum, courses, advising, how to apply, and other FAQs.

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Researcher in field of crops


At UVM, faculty, staff, and students conduct a myriad of research using GST. Find out more about the research we do within the university as well as our involvement with the broader community and other partners. 

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Circular map of water ways in Tanguro


UVM has a number of resources for those involved with GST. We provide access to scholarship opportunities, internships, software, Vermont Advanced Computing Core (VACC), data sources, and other help. 

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