Department of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Center of Excellence GIS Lab

The Lincoln University Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (GIS/RS) Laboratory is the university's Center of Excellence for Leadership in GIS, remote sensing, global positioning system and earth system science. The laboratory provides a forum for a comprehensive education in geographic information systems and remote sensing. The research theme at the center addresses fundamental issues in agriculture and environmental science. The center receives financial assistance and support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)—Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Other partners that have provided assistance include, but are not limited to, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)—Curriculum Improvement Partnership Award (CIPA) program.

The GIS/RS Laboratory serves four important functions for both the university and region:

  • As an academic teaching facility in support of Lincoln curriculum.
  • As a regional training center for state, federal agencies and private industry.
  • As a facility for faculty and staff of Lincoln University and other academic institutions who wish to use GIS and remote sensing techniques in research endeavors.
  • As a specialized entity of Lincoln University where staff are available to conduct projects in the applications of GIS, image processing or related technologies.


A Windows-based laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.



  •        20 Dell workstations
  •         1 Dell server
  •          Printers: color, black & white.
  •          Plotter
  •          Digitizer


  •          ERDAS Imagine 9.1.
  •          ArcGIS 9.2.
  •          ArcInfo 9.0.
  •          ArcView GIS 3.3.
  •          Statistix 8.0.
  •          Adobe Photoshop 7.0,

GIS Lab Projects

Dr. Samson Tesfaye

  •  Geospatial Research Project in Southern Missouri
  •  Research Project with the US Department of Defense