What We Do

What We Do

Our Mission

At ERDC’s Geospatial Research Laboratory, our mission is to pioneer geospatial solutions to help the Warfighter succeed on the battlefield.

What We Do

Our work centers on geospatial technologies and how they can measure phenomena in the physical and social environments encountered by the Army. We focus on LiDAR, remote sensing, geospatial intelligence, and 3D visualization to support the Army’s modernization goals.

Our Research

Our research areas 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 and image fusion
  • Spatio-temporal reasoning
  • Numerical analysis


Topography, Imagery and 
      Geospatial Research Division

  • Data and Signature Analysis Branch
  • Geospatial Applications Branch
  • Information Generation and
    Management Branch
  • Data Representation Branch