The Center for Application of Remote Sensing (CARS) at Oklahoma State University was developed in 1979 as a research and extension center under the administration of the College of Arts and Sciences. Oklahoma State University provided the initial funding for the establishement of CARS and acquisition of a dedicated and specilazied remote sensing computer system. CARS' computer system and support facilities are designed to analyze satellite and aircraft digital and analog data, and to incorporate various types of ancillary information into a geographically-based information system in an effort to delineate critical resources, identify environment issues, and develop efficeience resource management strategies.