South Dakota State University/Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence

Contact: Geoffrey Henebry

United States

Email: geoffrey.henebry@sdstate.edu

About South Dakota State University/Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence

The Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence (GIScCE) is a collaboration with the USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (globalmonitoring.sdstate.edu). The GIScCE mission is to apply geographic information science capabilities, especially remote sensing, to advance the scientific understanding of the Earth System and, in particular, the characteristics and consequences of a changing global landscape. GIScCE faculty are expected to carry out collaborative research, seek professional development and implement educational programs in their area of study. SDSU is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 20,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of 124,000. South Dakota has a continental climate and four distinct seasons, ranging from cold winters to hot summers. In 2007 it was ranked the 9th most livable state by the CQ Press Annual Ranking based on 44 factors, including median household income, crime rates, employment, health, environment and education.

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