GLSI

We integrate geographic information technology with soil science to advance understanding of soil landscapes and develop better soil maps. Our work begins with strategically thinking about sampling design to efficiently capture landscape variability and ends with the effective communication of soil information to meet the respective audience’s needs. In between is a lot of machine learning, spatial analysis, and study of soil forming processes to better understand soil-landscape relationships.

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Historical Quotes Guiding Our Research Philosophy

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

Aristotle

Geospatial Laboratory for Soil Informatics
2019-06-15T19:56:48-05:00

Aristotle

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."

Abigail Adams

Geospatial Laboratory for Soil Informatics
2019-08-28T19:45:19-05:00

Abigail Adams

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."
"[The theory of our Constitution] is an experiment, as all life is an experiment.  Every year if not every day we have to wager our salvation upon some prophecy based on imperfect knowledge."

Justice Holmes (1919, Abrams v. United States)

Geospatial Laboratory for Soil Informatics
2019-06-15T19:54:57-05:00

Justice Holmes (1919, Abrams v. United States)

"[The theory of our Constitution] is an experiment, as all life is an experiment.  Every year if not every day we have to wager our salvation upon some prophecy based on imperfect knowledge."
"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science."

Albert Einstein

Geospatial Laboratory for Soil Informatics
2019-06-10T02:03:36-05:00

Albert Einstein

"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science."
"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will."

Suzy Kassem

Geospatial Laboratory for Soil Informatics
2020-01-06T14:46:03-06:00

Suzy Kassem

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela

Geospatial Laboratory for Soil Informatics
2019-06-10T02:06:25-05:00

Nelson Mandela

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
"The more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future."

Theodore Roosevelt

Geospatial Laboratory for Soil Informatics
2020-01-25T12:26:25-06:00

Theodore Roosevelt

"The more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future."
"Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits, then providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."

Johann Goethe (probably)

Geospatial Laboratory for Soil Informatics
2019-06-15T20:00:47-05:00

Johann Goethe (probably)

"Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits, then providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."
"Faith is taking the first step when you don't see the whole staircase."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Geospatial Laboratory for Soil Informatics
2020-01-06T14:56:33-06:00

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Faith is taking the first step when you don't see the whole staircase."
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"

Vincent Van Gogh

Geospatial Laboratory for Soil Informatics
2020-01-06T14:43:54-06:00

Vincent Van Gogh

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
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