Geospatial data and informatics are revolutionizing the way we do science and outreach. Many of the challenges ANR focuses on - food, water, equity, invasive species, fire, climate change, conservation – are complex, require a spatial approach, and impact diverse public groups. Addressing these challenges requires innovative & resourceful data collection, data synthesis, novel analytical tools, and increased communication and cooperation between scientists and citizens.
IGIS is the hub for ANR to access cutting-edge, transformative, and innovative geospatial technology. We strive to:
- Help ANR researchers answer the complex questions of our day;
- Improve program efficiency and effectiveness; and
- Tell the ANR story by making ANR content beautiful, useful, and impactful.
We stay on the geospatial technology cutting-edge through our commitment to continual learning, by conducting applied research using cutting-edge technologies, and through partnerships with industry. We keep ANR Advisors, Staff, Specialists, and Faculty up-to-date through trainings, webinars and blog posts, and document research results, workflows, and lessons learned for the Division and the scientific community.