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Delta State University Academics College of Arts and Sciences Biological and Physical Sciences MAS-GIT

      This page shows some of our student research projects.  Students gain real-world research experience and learn how to use cutting-edge GIS and remote sensing instruments for data acquisition.  They also grasp skills of geospatial data analysis and image processing.

     MAS-GIT 2014 students work with Dr. Yongqin Zhang and research scientists at USDA Agricultural Research Services to fly and test a DJI Phantom Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in fields to acuqire images for agricultural research analysis.
      MAS-GIT 2011 students Michael Maloney, Amanda Santmyer and Dr. Yongqin Zhang had field study on Delta State campus. They used cutting-edge spectroradiometer to measure spectral signature of various ground objects. They also collected geospatial data using topographic GPS and other instruments.
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Collecting spectrum of ground objects and a car
        MAS-GIT 2011 student Jason Weick, Dr. Yongqin Zhang and research scientists at USDA Agricultural Research Services worked together to install a hyperspectral remote sensing sensor on airplane. Airborne remote sensing images were acquired to study health of crops and impacts of pesticide on crops.
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        MAS-GIT 2011 student Marjorie Evangelista created a map of Downtown Pittsburgh Historic walking tour.
        MAS-GIT 2011 students Michael Maloney analyzed aerial photograph and derived ground surface temperature from thermal images acquired over Delta State University campus.  The temperature map was intended to design the layouts of sprinkle heads for the golf course.

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For questions, suggestions and how to get in the program, contact the program coordinator Dr. Yongqin Zhang by email or phone 662-846-4251.