We look at data (facts and figures) and its relationship to a specific geographic location, thus the term “geospatial.” We take that geospatial information and analyze it and create visualization tools to help our partners make informed decisions across a variety of topics such as infrastructure issues, environmental processes, and computer and technological projects.
We also aim to ensure that our projects help our partners and clients find sustainable, or lasting, solutions.
Georgia Tech’s 2010 Landscape Master Plan included a goal to increase the tree canopy to more than 50 percent. Planners knew the campus had a long way to go, but how far? The last time Tech had inventoried its trees was 2004. To get a new baseline, Landscape Services, Capital Planning and Space Management, and the Center for Geographic Information Systems (CGIS) came together to design a plan for documenting and measuring every tree on campus — with 40 different data points for each one.
Supported by Institute Diversity, Georgia Tech’s ADVANCE Program builds and sustains an inter-college network of professors who are world-class researchers and role models to support the community and advancement of women and minorities.