ART is a designated service center in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences providing geographic information systems (GIS) services for research, instruction, and extension.
ART's focus is the provision of professional GIS services and products for clients at The University of Arizona and other regional entities. ART has completed projects in Arizona, California, and Mexico, with groups such as the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Arizona State Lands and National Science Foundation.
ART provides expertise in several areas:
- GIS Institutional Development: ART assists in the development and management of GIS projects and programs. This includes performing needs assessments, data inventories, hardware and software selection, application development, training, and technical support.
- Environmental Database Development: ART creates high quality spatial databases utilizing several methods including direct digitizing, remote sensing, and mapping using global positioning systems (GPS).
- Development of GIS-based Applications and Modeling: ART develops GIS-based applications for use in management and research. Examples of applications ART has developed include: fire growth modeling, hydrological and erosion modeling, forage production and utilization prediction, archeological site prediction, and visual quality evaluation.
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