University Communications : University of Vermont:
Release Date: 09-16-2009
Author: Jeffrey R. Wakefield1
Phone: 802/656-2005 Fax: (802) 656-3203
The University of Vermont's Spatial Analysis Laboratory, part of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, has received two prestigious honors in recent months.
The Definiens corporation, founded by Nobel Prize laureate Gerd Binnig, recently designated the lab one of eight international Centers of Excellence, based in part on the Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) assessment work the lab carried out in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service. The other seven Centers of Excellence organizations are among the most well-respected and well-funded remote sensing labs in the world.
In addition, ESRI, a leading developer of GIS software, last spring named the lab one of the first ESRI Development Centers.