To better support our users abroad, Clark Labs established the Resource Center program in 1995. Acting as close partners with Clark Labs, Resource Centers share a common commitment to GIS education and research, and offer a variety of Clark Labs’ related resources to their local communities, such as:
- Informational literature
- Training courses
- User meetings
- Add-on products or services
Each Resource Center operates independently. We encourage users of Clark Labs’ products to contact their regional Resource Center with comments and suggestions concerning the services it might provide. For general inquiries, please contact Clark Labs.
Click on the links below for details on a Resource Center near you.
Bangladesh Resource Center
Institute of Environmental Science
The Institute of Environmental Science does research in environmental change with special attention to land change and prediction in the Sundarban mangrove forest area. The TerrSet System is incorporated into all levels of the curriculum.
Nigeria Resource Center
Off Road 1
Obafemi Awolowo University (O.A.U)
Campus Ile – Ife
RECTAS was established in 1972 under the auspices of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) with a mandate for training, research, consultancy and advisory services in Geoinformatics. The Centre is a joint African regional project with current participating countries of Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. RECTAS provides course programs at three levels: Technician, Technologist and Post-graduate for career officers currently employed at various levels of governmental organizations, especially the National Mapping Agencies, in member states of UNECA with the majority of them coming from RECTAS’ member states. RECTAS as well offers professional Master, Academic Masters and PhD in Geographic Information Science, Cartography and Remote sensing in the three academic departments with course offerings in both English and French.
Czech Republic Resource Center
Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
Mendel University in Brno
613 00 Brno-north
The Department of Geoinformation Technologies provides applied research and education in Remote Sensing, Surveying and GIS. TerrSet is used in the Ph.D. study program in Applied Geoinformatics. Basic activities are focused on landscape monitoring and the management of renewable natural resources, particularly forests. The Department participates on geoinformation support of precision forestry technologies including methods of digital mapping, interpretation and classification of satellite images and laser scanning point clouds; multi-criteria analysis and geospatial web services are also employed. Current activities and offerings include the development of local GIS training, User Group meetings and technical assistance.
The Resource Center conducted a workshop in which analysis and recognition of special regional characteristics in landuse management were the focus at the LLP Erasmus Intensive Program “Socio-Economic Challenges in European Forestry” in 2011-2013. Instructors and students from Finland’s Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences and the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural University in Cracow, Inverness College (UK), and Mendel University in Brno were present. Led by Martin Klimanek and Lucie Zejdova, students explored the Spatial Decision Support Systems available in the TerrSet software through the examination of a spatial decision case study. Features of Clark Labs’ Land Change Modeler were also introduced.
Hungary Resource Center
Faculty of Geoinformatics
College of Surveying and Land Management
Pirosalma u. 1-3
Contact: Andrea Podor
The Resource Center provides information in Hungary on spatial analysis and IDRISI. Since the College’s foundation, their primary objective has been to offer land-surveyor and land management specialist training courses and degree programs, of which Clark Labs’ software is an integral component.
Current activities/offerings include training courses, research activities and the establishment of a UNIGIS distance learning program.
Italy Resource Center
geoLAB – Laboratorio di Geomatica
DISTAF – Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Ambientali Forestali
Università di Firenze
Via San Bonaventura, 13
Contact: Prof. Gherardo Chirici
+39 055 30231221
+39 055 319179
The Italian Resource Center is part of a network of laboratories of forest geomatics led by the Laboratory of Geomatics (geoLab) at the University of Florence. The Resource Center activities are focused on using GIS and remote sensing in several application areas. Although forestry is their main field of application, they also utilize geographic technologies for other fields, such as meteorology, agriculture, land use change and ecological modeling.
The Resource Center develops software based on the TerrSet System for several applications related to the combination between data acquired in the field and multispectral remotely sensed imagery.
TerrSet is used routinely in course offerings, seminars and PhD. research. The Resource Center also organizes seminars and presentations for other universities, supports workshop and training activities and collaborates with other research institutions.
United Kingdom Resource Centers
Department of Geography & Environment
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB24 3UF
Serving the UK GIS Community, the Resource Center currently offers technical and scientific support to all levels of the academic community from schools to further/higher education, the independent user, government and the commercial sector. TerrSet is used extensively in the curriculum and research activities.
The Resource Center focuses on research involving the environmental applications of geospatial technologies, integrated coastal zone management, vegetation and habitat mapping, landscape ecology, and environmental and occupational health.
Spain Resource Center
Servicio de Sistemes de Informacion Geografica y Teledeteccion
Placa Ferrater Mora, 1
Contact: Gemma Boix
34 972 41 82 30
jointly administered with
Geology, Geography, and Environment Department
Universidad de Alcalá
C/ Colegios, 2.
28801 Alcalá de Henares
Contact: Montserrat Gómez
34 91 885 5261
34 91 885 44 39
The Spain Resource Center is jointly administrated by the University of Girona and the University of Alcala. It provides support to academic personnel, technicians and researchers in the processing of geographical information, collaborates with a variety of governmental and environmental organizations on research and application issues and forges international scientific networks on GIS.
The Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing Centre -SIGTE- of the University of Girona is in involved in applied research, training, and technology transfer, specializing in the treatment of geographic information and the use and application of the so-called Geo-ICT – information and communication technologies applied to the management of geographic information.
The Resource Center promotes the use of TerrSet in the curriculum of various degree programs at University of Girona, and has also translated several Clark Labs’ brochures into Spanish.
The Geography Unit at the University of Alcala promotes a variety of activities related to research and education. TerrSet is used in the curriculum of several undergraduate and graduate level degree programs, including the Master’s and Ph.D. programs on Geographical Information Technologies since 1989.
The Resource Center has also developed a spatial decision support system, LOCALIZA, based on TerrSet and the InovaGIS library, for the location of social facilities. The Resource Center also provides technical and scientific support to Spanish users.
Swedish Resource Center
Department of Human Geography
Box 513, 751 20 Uppsala
Contact: Johanna Jokinen
The Resource Center at Stockholm University is hosted by the GeoProcessing Unit at the department of Human Geography. The GeoProcessing Unit has been using Clark Labs’ products since the early 1990s. Their task includes aspects of geographic data processing but with a focus on the research and development within the field of Geographic Information and Analysis (GIA) and cartography. Also, they have the main responsibility for the educational program at the department covering these topics. The GeoProcessing Unit works closely with the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology. Together they provide students with 6 (+) computer labs equipped with more than 120 computers running a variety of geospatial software. Altogether about 400 students attend a GIS-course each semester.
Switzerland Resource Center
Rue des Jordils 40
Contact: Dr. Abram Pointet
41 21 691 77 86
jointly administered with
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Laboratory of Geographic Information Systems (LaSIG)
Batiment GC, Station 18
Contact: Dr. Stephane Joost
41 21 693 57 90
The main objective of the MicroGIS Foundation for Spatial Analysis (MFSA) is to enhance the geographic dimension of research and research results within diverse scientific fields. To this end, the research center makes use of expert knowledge and promotes dialogue between multiple thematic disciplines and Geographical Information Science, in particular spatial analysis. MFSA acts as an international platform to assist the transfer of knowledge between different scientific disciplines.
MFSA carries out basic and applied research in different thematic disciplines (for example, economic geography, genetics, anthropology, ecology, archeology, etc.). MFSA also actively encourages and promotes thematic and interdisciplinary research that utilizes spatial analysis with Master’s and Ph.D. degrees. In addition, MFSA contributes to continuing education programs, and is planning the publication of a scientific popularization book.
NORTH & CENTRAL AMERICA
Costa Rica Resource Center
Laboratorio Sistemas de Informacion Geografica y Analisis Espacial
Escuela Ciencias Geograficas
Contact: Tony Manuel Antonio Solano Mayorga
The Resource Center in Costa Rica was founded in 1996. TerrSet is used for GIS and remote sensing in a variety of courses in diverse fields. The Resource Center provides procurement assistance, technical guidance and training support to diverse institutions in Latin America. It is also interested in application collaboration and support.
Mexico Resource Center
Instituto Literario No. 100
Colonia Centro, C.P. 50000
Contact: Miguel Angel Gomez Albores
52 722 296 55 51 Ext 110
52 722 296 55 50
Established in 2003, this first Resource Center in Mexico offers education and research support to the Spanish-speaking GIS community (using Geographic Information Systems) of Mexico and Central America. The IRC-UAEM consists of four complementary institutions with the following specialties: water sciences, geographic sciences, agricultural sciences and urban and regional planning.
Applications with IDRISI are developed in each field of specialization:
- – water sciences, with a special focus on human health impact of water availability and quality;
- – geographic sciences, including socio-economic aspects;
- – agricultural sciences, still a key sector in this region;
- – urban and regional planning, also critical for the high rate of population and industrialization growth of the zone.
Current activities include user conferences, training workshops and procurement assistance.
Argentina Resource Center
CREAN (Centro de Relevamiento y Evaluación de Recursos Agrícolas y Naturales)
Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
C.C. 509 Cordoba 5000
Contact: Dr. Mariano Grilli
54 51 694195
CREAN is also a Reseller of Clark Labs products.
The Resource Center in Argentina promotes the use of GIS in Spanish speaking countries of Central and South America in the applied fields of Geology, Agriculture, Biology, and Geography. Research projects at CREAN using TerrSet include forest fire forecasting, drought monitoring, vegetation mapping, and landuse zoning. They are currently working with the National Pest Control Agency in the cotton boll weevil eradication program.
The Resource Center has translated the IDRISI Guide to GIS and Image Processing and it is available for download from our website. They also have partially translated the tutorial exercises and generated introductory and advanced exercises. The Resource Center web page has exercise samples. CREAN also holds training sessions on TerrSet.
Brazil Resource Center
Caixa Postal, 15.007
91.501-970 Porto Alegre RS
Contact: Dr. Heinrich Hasenack
55 (51) 3308 6909
55 (51) 3308 7307
The Resource Center in Brazil was among the first five Resource Centers created in March 1995, and was the first established in Latin America. In its mission to spread the use of GIS in Portuguese speaking countries, the Resource Center translated several versions of the tutorial exercises.
Their current research initiatives include vegetation and soil mapping, and harmonization of regional and local mapping for environmental licensing and planing purposes. Current activities/offerings include the dissemination of data, GIS support for urban and regional development plans, training courses in GIS and Image Processing, and the translation of Clark Labs’ materials.
Chile Resource Center
Laboratorio de Planificación Territorial
Rudecindo Ortega 02950
Contact: Dr. Fernando Peña Cortés
56 (45) 2205469
56 (45) 2553922
The Resource Center in Chile is based at the Universidad Católica de Temuco, which provides academic instruction to undergraduate students in preparation of careers in the fields of Geography, Natural Resources Engineering, Environmental Civil Engineering, Aquaculture Engineering, and Pedagogy in History, Geography, and Social Sciences. A Master in Planning and Territorial Management graduate program is also offered. These courses of study are enhanced and supported by the TerrSet software modules related to GIS applications, spatial statistics and remote sensing.
Additionally, the Resource Center works on a number of research projects in which the TerrSet software is used, particularly in the areas of spatial decision support, geostatistical analysis, land suitability and recently in a Master’s thesis related to scenario analysis and landscape patterns. These applications have been presented in international workshops and conferences, as well as at Universidad Católica de Temuco in the frame of the course: Territorial analysis and modelling with Terrset, which was carried out by Resource Centers in Chile and México.
Ecuador Resource Center
Plataforma Integrada de Epidemiología, Geomática, Bioinformática y Bioestadística
Calle Iquique N14-285 y Yaguachi
Contact: Dr. Emmanuelle Quentin
593 (02) 256 5858 ext. 245
The Ecuadorian Resource Center is hosted by the Epidemiological & GIS (EpiSIG) unit of the National Health Institute, specializing in environmental, socio-economic and health data geoprocessing for public health decision support. The purpose of this Resource Center is to offer training and technical assistance in geomatics using Clark Labs technology and TerrSet, to the Andean geospatial community (Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela).
The EpiSIG group is developing geospatial methodologies and new GIS modules based on the TerrSet System for application in public health including the spatial-temporal prioritization of health events and the modeling of infectious disease propagation risk.