One department at Delta State University is recognized for excellence. The program is the first undergraduate program in the United States to become accredited in Geospatial Intelligence. The Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies Department teaches its students how to create maps using spatial technologies, such as satellite imaging, GPS, and ground base observation. These special maps are used for multiple purposes, including to assist businesses, government and even Delta motorists.
Talbot Brooks, director of the Geospatial Center, said, "Delta State has the distinction of being the first undergraduate program in the U.S. to be professional accredited in Geospatial Intelligence by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. So this is a really big deal because it says, hey, our peers in this marketplace are the Air Force Academy, the Military Academy at West Point, James Madison University."
Brooks said this acknowledgment can help the university develop additional partnerships for grant and contract work.