Center for Geospatial Research
The Center for Geospatial Research (CGR), formerly the Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science (CRMS), promotes geographic thinking and the application of geospatial technology in interdisciplinary research, education, and public service.
The Center for Geospatial Research (CGR)
Department of Geography
University of Georgia
Geog-Geol Bldg, Room 319
Athens, GA, 30602-2502
Marguerite Madden, Director
Sergio Bernardes, Associate Director
The Center for Geospatial Research (CGR) promotes geographic thinking and the application of geospatial technology in interdisciplinary research, education, and public service. We apply our history of expertise in remote sensing, photogrammetry, GIS, geovisualization, and field surveys to uncover the spatial aspect in any research. Our internationally recognized work in natural and cultural resources, terrain analysis, and spatio-temporal modeling addresses critical and contemporary issues in human and environment relationships.
The specialties of the Center's multidisciplinary staff that encompass the full range of geographic information science include remote sensing and digital image processing, digital photogrammetry, image interpretation, geographic information systems (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS) surveys and software development focused on applications in ecology, forestry, geography, geology and hydrology.
Professor/Director of the Center for Geospatial Research
GIScience, landscape ecology and human-environment interaction
Associate Director, Center for Geospatial Research
Dr. Bernardes’ expertise include software development and the design and implementation of large geospatial projects. His primary research involves analyses of large datasets, including time series of remotely sensed images, ground-based climate data and derived metrics to assess vegetation responses to natural and anthropogenic-related environmental changes.