• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.


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    Two sections of Yellowstone’s Grand Loop Road will be closed due to construction after the Labor Day holiday weekend. Travel between some points will involve long detours and significantly longer than normal travel times. More »

Spatial Analysis Center

The Spatial Analysis Center uses computerized geographic information to track cultural and natural resources, detect trends over time, and model ecological processes. The key to this technology is the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software. GIS provides a look at Yellowstone's resources through a multi-feature, multi-dimensional view, allowing for analysis of park resources from a completely new perspective. Park managers use the results of the center's analysis to aid decision-making concerning park resources.

The center has currently completed a soil survey and a landform layer. Potential future projects include a spatial geothermal inventory and a model of blister rust infestation in whitebark pine.

3-D Surface of Yellowstone
3-D Surface of Yellowstone
Yellowstone Park Foundation funding provided GIS software used in the Spatial Analysis Center. The Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to fund projects and programs that protect, preserve and enhance Yellowstone National Park.

Did You Know?

Bear Cubs

Even though the animals of Yellowstone seem tame they are still wild. Feeding the animals is not permitted in any way, and all visitors must keep 100 yards away from wolves and bears, and 25 yards from other animals.