The purpose of the UWF GeoData Center is to support, facilitate and promote the use of Geographic Information Science and Technology in research and education in the UWF community.
The Center partners with the UWF Department of Environmental Studies to offer academic courses in Geographic Information Science as well as a GIScience certificate program. The Departments of Anthropology and Allied Health and Life Sciences also offer specialized courses utilizing GIS. In 2006 UWF expanded its ability to bring Geographic Information Science education and training to students across the globe by launching an innovative 100% online GIS Certificate program.
The GeoData center maintains a modern campus-wide Geographic Information System including a 32 workstation laboratory and central web and database servers. See the facilities page for information about the laboratory and other equipment and resources.
We also provide expertise and assistance to students and faculty wishing to use geospatial technologies in research activities. Alternatively, the center staff can be contracted to directly provide services in Geographic analysis, data collection or cartograpy. Please see the services page for more information.
UWF instructors have been quick to embrace GeoSpatial technologies and concepts as valuable multidisciplinary tools. Among the many courses employing GIS or using GeoData Center facilities are: