The Geovation Group was established in 2019, and builds on the legacy of the Foothills Facility for Remote Sensing, a co-directed lab that was created in 2005. This new group is directed by Dr Geoff Hay. We conduct operational and curiosity-driven research in urban remote sensing within the scientific frameworks of GIScience, Landscape Ecology, GEOBIA (Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis), Computer Vision and Machine Learning.
Our Mission is to provide a stimulating environment and exceptional resources in Remote Sensing and GIScience for the development of innovative geospatial solutions to pressing urban challenges, and for the training of a new generation of geospatial scientists.
Our scientific goal is to develop and operationally apply innovative theoretical and methodological approaches to better understand, map, monitor, model and communicate the multi-scale dynamics of urban ecosystem patterns and processes.
Generous support for this research has been provided by the following groups and organizations