Geospatial Research Laboratory

Published Jan. 31, 2013
At GRL's Fluorescence Lab.

At GRL's Fluorescence Lab.

Who We Are

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Geospatial Research Laboratory (GRL) is located in Alexandria, Va. Its mission is to provide the warfighter with superior knowledge of the battlefield and to support the Nation’s civil and environmental initiatives through research, development and the application of expertise in topographic engineering and related sciences.


Technical efforts are focused within four mission areas:

  • Information Generation and Management – encompasses research and development technologies for collection and processing of geospatial data, geographic information systems, remote sensing, geospatial intelligence, and human terrain data collection and management in support of military or national objectives
  • Data Representation and Analysis – concentrates on the exploitation, analysis and display of geospatial information
  • Data Signature and Analysis – applies remote sensor derived geospatial and environmental data collection, processing and display
  • Geospatial Applications – tests and evaluates the collection and processing methods of emerging geospatial systems, platforms and technologies

GRL 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/image fusion; spatio-temporal reasoning and numerical analysis.

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

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