GAL Services

Introducing GIS/RS technology to potential users in diverse fields

The GAL team understands the scope of projects from different disciplines and can demonstrate the potential advantages of using GIS/RS technology via presentations. We also build case studies using sample data sets to show potential users the advantages of building a spatial database, and organize GIS awareness events such as GIS Day.

Providing technical support to current GIS/RS users

GAL experts can identify and systematically solve geospatial problems pertaining to data acquisition, scaling, geo-referencing, formatting, data conversion, alignment, interpretation, and querying of spatial data. We also facilitate geospatial modeling, spatial analysis, geostatistical analysis and environmental modeling, and provide timely consulting and technical support to the geospatial community by phone, e-mail and periodic visits.

Participating in grant proposal writing

GAL interacts with researchers and scientists to identify the geospatial needs in potential research projects and collaborate in grant writing. We can also organize brainstorming events during early stages of proposal development.

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) aka Drone Aerial Imagery and Processing

High resolution and multi-sensor aerial imagery has become essentail part of geophysical and social research.GAL has FAA certified Remote Pilot who can fly UAS for research related aerial imagery on demand basis.

Providing an appropriate geospatial computing environment

GAL serves as an excellent working platform for users in field of GIS analysis, remotely sensed data analysis and statistical analysis.

Designing interactive maps to visualize results and analyses

GAL experts plan and implement interactive maps using ArcGIS and open source servers, and also publish and host spatial data on a GIS server.

Preparing spatial data input to post-processing

GAL can handle pre- and post-processing tasks to manipulate and convert vector and raster data to feed into geospatial modeling and analysis on a GIS server.

Coordinating with the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS)

GAL partners with the Center for Digital Scholarship to bring GIS knowledge and training to the Notre Dame community, including workshops and open drop-in hours, where students can stop by the CDS on the ground floor of the Hesburgh Library for help. See Contact page for days and times.

Providing GIS services to the ECI community

GAL works closely with the Environmental Change Initiative community on projects with geospatial components.