CMU Center for GISci
The Center for Geographic Information Center at Central Michigan University has provided geospatial facilities and services to the university, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private industry for over 25 years. As a regional leader in Geographic Information Science, CGIS promotes and supports inter/multi/trans-disciplinary creative and scholarly activities through the development and application of geospatial technologies.
The Center for Geographic Information Science facilities are available to all CMU students and faculty. Students wishing to use the GIS Center should have their supervising faculty contact the director to arrange access.
- ~1200 sq. ft. total.
- Seating for 8 workstations.
- Darkroom for Spectroscopy and Photogrammetry.
- Workshop for Unmanned Aerial Systems.
- 2 Workstations and 3 Desktops with 16 – 64 Gb of RAM and dedicated GPU.
- 2 Servers:
- Server 1: Virtual Computing Environment for Enterprise GIS Development and Deployment.
- Server 2: 2x Quad Core Xeon, 256 GB RAM, and NVIDIA Quadro P5000 for large projects and photogrammetry.
- Agisoft Metashape (formerly Photoscan Pro).
- ESRI ArcGIS Pro Suite.
- Harris ENVI.
- Trimble E-cognition.
- Trimble RTK GPS.
- Micasense 10-band Multispectral Sensor.
- Parrot Sequoia Multispectral Sensor.
- FLIR Duo R (Thermal).
- Fleet of 10+ UAS.
- 2 spectrometers (450 – 950 nm) with leaf clip.
- Consultations: Data and Research Methods
- Custom Cartography and Geovisualization
- GIS Data and Database Development
- Remote Sensing
- Satellite & Unmanned Aerial Systems
- Hyperspectral, Multispectral, LiDAR, Photogrammetry
- Object-Based Image Analysis, Digital Elevation Models, Machine Learning
- Spatial Analysis and Modeling
Dr. Benjamin W. Heumann, Director
A Michigan native, Dr. Heumann received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 2011.
He has experience working on a wide range of projects using GIS and remote sensing around the world from local scales in Quebec and Michigan, the Galapagos Islands and Thailand, to continental scales in Europe and Africa.
College of the Arts & Media
Assistant Professor: Art History
College of Science & Engineering
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Professor Anspach 138