The Center for Geospatial Science, Applications and Technology

Texas A&M opened its doors in 1876 as the state’s first public institution of higher learning. Today, we stand as a research-intensive flagship university dedicated to sending Aggie leaders out into the world prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow.

Working together to provide the next generation of geospatial solutions

The mission of the Center for Geospatial Science, Applications and Technology (GEOSAT) is to engage Texas A&M faculty and students in multidisciplinary collaborations that advance geospatial knowledge and provide practical solutions toward the development and use of geospatial technology innovations in partnership with government and industry.

The Center will foster excellence in geospatial research, education, and outreach activities at Texas A&M University by establishing campus-wide cyber- and social infrastructures that support the University’s geospatial enterprise to promote collaboration among faculty and students, and to foster the development and use of geospatial technologies.

It endeavors to help Texas A&M partner with government and industry to create innovative geospatial technology and information solutions to foster economic development, and to elevate Texas A&M University as a focal point for geospatial technology solutions at the state, national and international scales.


We work based on

  • Enhance university-wide cyber- and social- infrastructures to develop and grow the University’s geospatial enterprise
  • Undertake geospatial research activities
  • Facilitate faculty, undergraduate, and graduate student education
  • Provide the campus and larger geospatial community with increased opportunities for hands-on education and training
  • Facilitate cooperative research with government and private industry
  • Support geospatial outreach activities to foster technology development and assist in applied problem solving and capacity building

Our expertise make the difference

Sciences expertise
  • Cryospheric Sciences
  • Mountain Geomorphology
Applications expertise
  • Natural Hazards
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Landscape Assessment
  • Climate Change
Sciencing and Information Technology
Technology expertise
  • Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Analysis and Modeling
  • Geomorphometry (Terrain Analysis)
Dr. Michael P. Bishop

Dr. Michael P. Bishop is a Professor and the Haynes Chair in Geosciences in the Department of Geography at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. at Indiana State University (1987) in Physical Geography with an emphasis in geographic information science and technology. His areas of expertise are in remote sensing, geographic information science, geomorphometry, numerical modeling, mountain geomorphology and cryospheric science.

He has published over 100 scientific publications including five books, and has presented over 200 national and international professional papers on various Earth science and GIScience related topics. His current research is focused on formalization of spatial concepts for spatial analysis, and geomorphometric characterization of mountain topography for characterizing climate-glacier dynamics, mountain geodynamics and natural hazards. His research has been funded by numerous U.S. government agencies, foundations and corporate entities.

The external advisory board recommends research, education and outreach activities, and helps to identify funding opportunities. In particular, the advisory board facilitates synergistic activities with other national centers and agencies, as well institutions around the world. The GEOSAT advisory board consists of internationally recognized scientists representing academia and national U.S. government organizations.

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