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About Laboratory

The Laboratory of Physical and Mathematical Methods in Geology was established in the Institute of Geological Sciences in 1984 with the initiative of director A. T. Aslanyan. In 2017 the Laboratory was restructured and renamed to Laboratory of Geoinformatics.   With the development of information technology, particularly Geographic Information Systems – the activities of the laboratory also shifted from geological data statistics to spatial modeling of geological objects and processes, digital mapping and spatial statistics. The laboratory was one of the first to introduce GIS for mapping and management of mineral deposits, structural geology, hydrology, management of water resources.    At present, the laboratory has created more than 100 thematic spatial layers for the territory of RA, developed modeling and applied programs for morphometric analysis, calculation of critical water flows, assessment of natural hazards and risks, etc. In 2017 the laboratory has also developed a web-based GIS, where users may visualize spatial data, download and create maps and share with other users.    

Since its establishment up to 2017 the laboratory was headed by Arshavir Avagyan. Now the head of Laboratory is Alexander Arakelyan.