Geospatial Research and Engineering

 ERDC-CRREL's Automated LiDAR, Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
Automated LiDAR installed by ERDC’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab runs 3-D scans hourly. 

ERDC knows that location and spatial relationships, as well as geographical data and information are the central elements of success in the battlespace environment. So ERDC’s Geospatial Research and Engineering (GRE) research and development business area provides the data, analytic tools, information and decision framework capabilities to ensure superior situational awareness of the battlespace environment for the warfighter.

ERDC arms soldiers with information superiority so they can accurately and quickly gauge battlespace environment effects on personnel, platforms, sensors and systems. GRE research and development help lead the way to improved battlespace tactics and techniques, clearer security assessments, and more precise evaluations on the viability of operations.

Research Thrust Areas

  • Terrain Analysis for Signal and Sensor Phenomenology
  • Geospatial and Temporal Information Structure and Framework
  • Geospatial Reasoning
  • Geo-Enabled Mission Command
  • Imagery and GeoData Sciences (including Human Terrain Analysis)