In the GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratory, we explore the planet's scientific processes and physical structures, and study our impact on the world.

The specialist equipment enables us to collect data from most types of photography, imagery or documentary sources using aerial and satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS). Drone data is also used to evaluate glaciers, coastal flooding and land use change.

Students use the lab on courses including BSc (Hons) Geography, MSc Coastal and Marine Resource Management. and MSc Geographical Information Systems.


  • Photogrammetric software to support advanced levels of digital remote sensing
  • Industry standard GIS software and enterprise database software to support the full spectrum of spatial analysis
  • A large format scanner to obtain professional quality scans of original material

Where to find us

GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratory

Buckingham Building
Lion Terrace