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Land Analysis Lab

A research, cooperative extension, and teaching facility specializing in the use of GIS and related advanced information system technologies for environmental assessment, agriculture, and land management and planning.

The Land Analysis Laboratory (LAL) is engaged in a multitude of various projects all of which contain elements that utilize advanced Geographic Information Systems programming. From E-government applications to training local government staff on how to use software, the LAL has been a leader in Pennsylvania in advancing these geospatial technologies throughout all levels of our state community.

The Penn State Extension Geospatial Technology Program has been conducting ArcView GIS workshops since 1996 and over this period of time our instructors have trained many hundreds of people in how to effectively utilize this software. Our training material has been developed utilizing local Pennsylvania GIS datasets and exercises are geared towards practical applications.