Earth Data Analysis Center (EDAC) was established at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 1964 to transfer NASA space-based technology to the private and public sectors. As geospatial technology has progressed EDAC has developed skills to meet those changing requirements. In 1968 EDAC expanded to include a library clearinghouse and in 1992 became a digital data clearinghouse. As remote sensing technology evolved EDAC began processing remote sensing data in 1973 and started image processing in 1979. EDAC acquired GIS software in 1983 and became one of the first ESRI users in New Mexico. In 1990, EDAC began collecting and processing GPS data and in 1999 created an information technologies program within the organization.