Remote Sensing & Geospatial Analysis Laboratory


Welcome to Dr. L. Monika Moskal‘s Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory (RSGAL), the remote sensing and geospatial research partner of the Precision Forestry Cooperative (PFC) in the College of the Environment, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) at the University of Washington. The laboratory was established in 2003 and originally located at Missouri State University (June 2003 – May 2006), it continues to be directed by Dr. Moskal at the University of Washington since June 2006.

A scan of RSGAL taken with the Sweep microTLS by J. Batchelor, RSGAL PhD Student, Nov 2017

Our Mission

To provide a research rich environment and exceptional resources that drive the understanding of multiscale dynamics of landscape change through the innovative application of remote sensing & geospatial tools. RSGAL research promotes a transdisciplinary approach for sustainable management solutions to pressing environmental issues.

We strive to understand the fine details of spatiotemporal resolution multidimensional ecosystem processes & functions,  through the application of innovative geospatial techniques and datasets.

We use hyperspatial (sub 1 meter) data including UAS, aerial satellite imagery & ALS/TLS LiDAR

We use hypertemporal (more then 100 temporal observations) data including LandSAT, MODIS, AVHRR

We use Hyperspectral (more then 10 spectral observations) such as hymap, casi & hyperion data

We fuse these multiple domains of remote sensing resolution whenever appropriate