GSCE recognizes Dr. Edward P. Hogan

Dr. Edward P. Hogan


On February 21, 2017, the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence recognized Dr. Edward P. Hogan for his vision and efforts to establish the Center in 2005. Dr. Hogan is Associate Vice President Emeritus and Professor of Geography Emeritus of South Dakota State University. The presentation speech explained:

Dr. Ed Hogan served in many roles at South Dakota State University and since his retirement, he has generously given back to the University in terms of awards to recognize faculty excellence.

This evening we recognize his efforts to establish a research center at SDSU that would more closely connect the University with the United States Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. 

Working with SDSU alumnus Dr. Tom Loveland, President Peggy Miller, and EROS Director R.J. Thompson, Ed put forth a vision for excellence in research and education in the geographic information sciences.

Following the hiring of founding Co-Director Dr. Matthew Hansen in 2004, the Center opened officially in September 2005.

Since that time, the Center has been awarded more than $34 million in nationally competitive grants and cooperative agreements, and has established the Center as a global leader in terrestrial remote sensing research.

The picture is a satellite image composite of Ed’s favorite location away from home: the island of Ireland.

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of the Center, Co-Director Geoff Henebry presented Ed with a framed custom image of Ireland composed from three annual (2009-2011) Landsat TM images from the NASA Global WELD project ( led by Dr. David Roy. Ms. Monika Tomaszewska, a PhD student at the GSCE, produced the final image.


left to right: Ana Braga-Henebry, Geoff Henebry, Ed Hogan, Joan Hogan