Geographic Information System (GIS) and drones unlock new perspectives on the Earth we live in. Discover the power of spatial insights and explore the world from above at our cutting-edge drone mapping and GIS lab. Join us where education and research converge to harness the latest geospatial technology.
Drone for Coastal
Collaborative research using UAV to investigate eelgrass wasting disease
Drone for Wildfire
Use multi-sensor remote sensing and drone mapping for modeling California wildfires
Drone for Education
Empower STEM education with drones and GIS - Inspiring the next generation of scientists
Other Drone Mapping Projects
Browse more drone mapping projects, including mapping of an African American village, the Florida coastal area, hydrology BMP management, and the Serpent Mound archaeological site.
Urban Heat and Urban Transporation
We use thermal remote sensing and the urban heat budget to isolate and quantify the transportation impact on urban heat and climate change.
Crime Prediction and Spatial Statistics
We develop a novel geostatistical technique to integrate historical crime data and urban transitional zones identified from the VIIRS nightlight imagery for more accurate crime prediction.
ST-Cokriging and Image Fusion/Assimilation
We develop a spatio-temporal Cokriging (ST-Cokriging) method for assimilating multi-sensor remote sensing data that optimally determines parameters by accounting for spatio-temporal covariance. This method yields more reliable assimilation results than previous methods, effectively filling data gaps while providing quantitative uncertainty estimates.
Contact: San Jose State University - Department of Urban & Regional Planning, 1 Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192