Geotechnologies Software at work.... Collecting Terrestrial Laser Scanning data in the field. Jacob Tibbitts records vegetation info on the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station. SWAT Watershed Modeling Conference in Vietnam attendees. GIS Day Chili Cookoff. Attendees at the MapWindow GIS Conference in San Diego, hosted by ISU Jessica Mitchell making sagebrush observations. Ahmad Aburizaiza works on the MapWindow GIS program. Jeyakanthan Veluppillai prepares for his MS GISci thesis defense. Nancy Glenn and Joel Sankey at Commencement. Collecting data on invasive weeds in southern Idaho. Idaho Falls students attend Geotechnologies Courses at University Place. Presentations at AGU. Field Sampling. Activity stations and World GIS Day. Dan Ames showing a custom GIS application for historians in the SOCNET project.
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Welcome to the Geotechnology Program!

Idaho State University’s geotechnologies academic programs engage students in a vibrant and growing field of study that extends beyond the classroom to the computer lab and into the field. Over the past few decades, GIS, remote sensing, GPS, computational geography, and spatial visualization have become fundamental tools for facilitating work in multiple disciplines (e.g. geology, biology, anthropology, history) and geotechnology is now recognized as its own discipline.

ISU’s comprehensive geotechnologies programs address the significant demand for trained experts in geospatial science and technology through academic programs of study within the College of Science and Engineering, College of Arts and Letters, and the College of Technology. This site is focused on the programs operated through the Department of Geosciences. Links to related programs are provided as well.