Data Center Description
Clark Labs is dedicated to the research and development of geospatial technologies for effective and responsible decision making for environmental management, sustainable resource development and equitable resource allocation.
Clark Labs is best known for its flagship product, the IDRISI GIS and Image Processing software. Since 1987, IDRISI has been used by professionals in a wide range of industries in more than 175 countries worldwide. Environmental managers and researchers benefit from the unsurpassed range of geospatial tools—nearly 300 modules for the analysis and display of digital spatial information.
Clark Labs worked with Conservation International over a period of several years to develop a modeling environment that could be used for a variety of land change scenarios and contexts. This cutting-edge tool, the Land Change Modeler for Ecological Sustainability, was released within the IDRISI software in 2006. In 2007, Clark Labs developed the Land Change Modeler as an extension for ArcGIS, broadening the accessibility of this important tool for users concerned with land change, conservation and biodiversity.
Based within the world-renowned Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, Clark Labs is known for pioneering advancements in areas such as decision support, uncertainty management, classifier development, change and time series analysis, and dynamic modeling. Partnering with such organizations as The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Google.org, USDA, the United Nations and Conservation International, Clark Labs leverages its academic base to develop innovative and customized research tools, provide software solutions to organizations in need and apply geospatial expertise to a range of real-world problems.