Project Information

The LESA ArcView GIS software is available for distribution at no charge to county officials for use in their farmland preservation programs.

Implementing LESA ArcView GIS

A Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture grant absorbs the cost of the software distribution. The greatest challenge to counties interested in implementing the application is the absence of quailty, comprehensive GIS databases required for the assessments.

The staff of Penn State's Land Analysis Lab and Extension GIS Program staff can customize the LESA ArcView application to meet the priorities and criteria set forth by individual counties. In addition to the software implementation, the lab's staff can provide technical support to counties in database creation and maintenance.

Contact Information

Rick Day, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Information Systems
Phone: 814-863-1615