About CAST

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) is a multi-disciplinary center for spatial research and technology housed within the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. CAST focuses on applications of geospatial technologies in research, teaching, and service. With partners at the university, state, national and international level, CAST offers students, faculty, and the public opportunities to learn about and use geospatial technologies.


Collaborative, grant-supported research at CAST is focused on the acquisition, aggregation, analysis, and application of geospatial data.


Researchers with multidisciplinary expertise in the measurement and analysis of spatially referenced, multi-scalar data and processes.


Courses and certificates in geospatial theory and method for undergraduate and graduate students, online and on campus.


CAST facilities are available for student and faculty researchers, meetings, workshops, and classroom instruction.


From students to community groups and more, CAST responds to hundreds of requests for assistance or demonstrations each year.


Research instruments are available to faculty and students for remote sensing, GPS, geophysics, high density survey and photogrammetry.


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