Daniel L. Civco is a Professor of Geomatics in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut. He has more than 35 years experience as an earth resources scientist specializing in remote sensing and GIS applications. He has been involved extensively in research addressing both inland and coastal wetland resources, land use mapping and change analysis, impervious surface detection, and natural resources inventory and analysis. Further, he has been involved in algorithm development and refinement for processing remote sensing and other geospatial data. Dr. Civco is Director of the Center for Land use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut, and is the founder of its Laboratory for Earth Resources Information Systems (LERIS). He is a University of Connecticut Teaching Fellow and a Fellow of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, of which he is a former Director of the Remote Sensing Applications Division and current Chairman of the National Education Committee Chairman. Dr. Civco is a nationally-recognized educator having received the 2007 USDA National Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching and the 2010 ASPRS SAIC Estes Memorial Teaching Award.