About MAD


To facilitate the use of IT in learning, teaching, research, and administration.

What's in a name?

The name Mapping, Analysis & Design (MAD) reflects the three main components of what we do:

  • Mapping - Through tools such as geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, we enable students and researchers to understand a multitude of environmental, economic, and urban issues.
  • Analysis - We provide tools (such as computers, statistical analysis software) to allow students and researchers to analyze various problems relating to our natural environment and our communities.
  • Design - Through tools such as computer-aided design (CAD), we enable people in the Faculty of Environment to create images and 3D visualizations of various urban environments.