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The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) is a non-profit organization of universities and other research institutions dedicated to advancing our understanding of geographic processes and spatial relationships through improved theory, methods, technology, and data. UCGIS membership is open to all U.S. academic and research organizations that meet the membership criteria listed below. Member institutions will have the opportunity to participate in reviewing and setting national research priorities in GIS and related specialties.
Rutgers University GIS (RUGIS) is a member of The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). Faculty with GIS interest at Rutgers have constituents in both the research and education communities. Five core faculty and other affiliated faculty are active in national and international organizations that provide forums for dissemination of research. Together the five core faculty are active members of a variety of organizations that include the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the American Water Resources Association, the Ecological Society of America, the American Association of Geographers, The Transportation Research Board, and the American Planning Association. One core faculty member is currently on the Board of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and Feature Editor of the URISA Journal
Rutgers has been a leader in Geographic Information Systems research and education in New Jersey. The Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spacial Analysis was established in 1983 at Cook College. In 1989 the Center moved to new facilities as teaching and research activities were joined in a state-of-the- art setting. From its initiation the Center has supported itself with funded research, contract work and donations of the latest hardware and software.
Computer modeling of transportation and land use has always played a role in the research of the Computer Laboratory in the department of Urban Planning and Policy Development (Bloustein School of Planning). Since 1991 the focus of the Laboratory has progressively shifted toward urban GIS applications. In July of 1995 the Urban Planning lab was provided with a new building and greatly upgraded equipment.
The Faculty of the Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing at Cook College and the Computer Laboratory at Bloustein School have been actively cooperating in research and teaching efforts since 1993. Recent software donations were jointly negotiated by the two departments and several cooperating research proposals are pending. Both departments offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs that emphasize the fundamental use of GIS and its many different applications.
Rutgers UCGIS Participants
Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
Department of Environmental Science
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
The Geography Computer Network
Department of Geological Sciences
The Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
Center for Urban Policy Research
Center for Computer Aids for Industrial Productivity
NJ GIS Related Sites
GIS Courses at Rutgers University
Rutgers Undergraduate Certificate Program: Environmental Geomatics
Rutgers Professional Certificate Program in GIS
The State Mapping Advisory Committee New Jersey GIS Resource Guide
New Jersey GIS Data Sources
USDAC Geoscope Prototype
TIGER Map Service
Grasslinks - Browse CRSSA's NJ Spatial Dataset over the internet.
New Jersey Weather
NYS Spatial Data
Lord Andreson Worrell & Barnett Inc.
NJ Environmental Spatial Database
New Jersey Net
State Department of Insurance
The State Budget
City of Trenton
Borough of Princeton
City of Hoboken
City of Montclair
New Jersey Web
The Manual of Federal Geographic Data Products
EPA Public Access to Geospatial Data
The National Geospatial Data Clearing House - Links by State
Arkansas' list of geo data
Metadata and WWW mapping home page