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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research & Development Center
Geospatial Research Laboratory
Cude Bldg. 2592
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315-3864

GRL Research Areas

Researchers at GRL and EL conducted a field campaign with extensive ground data at the Virginia Coast Reserve, which has diverse environmental features. This research will enhance the use of plants as sensors for vulnerable areas and provide information for terrain state and manmade disturbances.

Research Areas

GRL research areas and capabilities include terrain analysis and reasoning; passive and active spectral signature analysis; fluorescence; photogrammetry; terrain visualization; precision surveying and mapping; image analysis; data management; geographic information systems; data/image fusion; and spatio-temporal reasoning and numerical analysis. GRL focuses technical efforts in the following mission areas:

Research Programs

  • Human Geography
  • Geospatial Intelligence
  • Geo-Enabled Computing Environments

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  • Human Geography
  • Geospatial Intelligence
  • Geo-Enabled Computing Environments


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