Clark Labs, founded in 1987, is a research center based within the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Clark Labs is known for pioneering advancements in areas such as decision support, uncertainty management, classifier development, land change science, time series analysis and climate change monitoring. Partnering with such organizations as the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Google.org, United States Department of Agriculture, the United Nations, Conservation International and World Conservation Society, Clark Labs leverages its academic base to develop innovative and customized research tools, provide software solutions to organizations in need and apply geospatial expertise to a range of real-world problems.
Clark Labs specializes in the analytical development of geographic information systems (GIS) and mapping technology for environmental management. Central to this work is the IDRISI GIS and Image Processing software system which has been used by professionals in a wide range of industries in more than 180 countries. In 2015, Clark Labs released the TerrSet Geospatial Monitoring and Modeling software which includes the IDRISI GIS and Image Processing tools, along with an additional constellation of software tools for monitoring and modeling the earth system.