About IGRE


The Institute for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE) is EMU's home for geographic information technology on campus. Our primary Mission is to provide experiential learning opportunities to students at EMU. This learning takes place in a "Project-Based" environment where problems are researched and practical applications are developed. Our students tackle today's environmental issues using spatial thinking skills, remote sensed data and software tools such as ArcGIS, ERDAS, ENVI and Feature Analyst. If you're a spatial thinker, and believe all knowledge is interconnected in space, then IGRE should be on your map.

Dr. Yichun XieOffice of Research Development: EMU's Office of Research Development (ORD) serves and supports faculty, staff and institutes like IGRE engaged in grant sponsored activities that promote basic and applied research, public service, teaching, learning, scholarship, and artistic expression. The services ORD provides to IGRE can be found by accessing this link. http://www.ord.emich.edu/about/about_subdir/ord_mission.html

Project Sponsors: IGRE works with many types of sponsors who provide experiential learning opportunities for our students. A short list of past and current sponsors includes:
International (Peoples Republic of China)
Federal Researchers (EPA, NASA, NOAA, F&WS, USGS & NSF)
State Agencies (MDNR's Urban and Community Forestry, Michigan Virtual University,
Michigan Department of Military and Veteran Affairs & Michigan Department of Education)
Counties (Ogemaw, Livingston, Oakland, Sanilac & Washtenaw)
School Districts (Wayne RESA, Detroit Public Schools, Dearborn & Ann Arbor) 
Non-Profit Organizations (Archdiocese of Detroit, Great Lakes Commission, Pacific
Disaster East-West Center, University of Michigan, American Forests & Merit Network)

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