James Madison University

Multidisciplinary Connections

Interest and use of geospatial technologies (GT) at JMU cuts across all of the colleges at the university, representing the liberal arts, social sciences, basic and applied sciences, and professional programs. A 2010 survey of faculty received 61 respondenses. Of these,34 were using GT in at least one of the areas: teaching, scholarship, or other. An additional 18 respondents do not currently use GT but are interested in their use in at least one of the three areas.The majority of respondents were in the College of Arts & Letters (CAL), College of Integrated Science & Technology (CISAT), and the College of Science & Mathematics (CSM). Academic Programs represented in the survey, the projects and faculty highlighted in this UCGIS portfolio, and the Geosptial Technology Steering Committee are:

  • Anthropology & Sociology
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Geographic Sciences
  • Geology & Environmental Science
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Integerated Science and Technology
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Justice Studies
  • School of Art & Art History

Ongoing Coordination

The Geospatial Technology Steering Committee was established by the university in 2011 to provide a mechanism for promoting collaboration by all interested parties. Explore other sections of this website to learn more about the committee and it's activites.