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Applying Geospatial Technologies

Data and Technology Meet Current and Future Demands

The Center for Geographic Information Systems (CGIS) is an interdisciplinary research center within Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture and the School of City and Regional Planning. We use current and leading technologies in the development and application of geospatial technologies.

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.

Our Portfolio

Our research yields scholarly articles that we publish, products that we create for clients, and interactive maps and applications often available to the public.

Immersive Visualization

The technologies we develop allow people to immerse themselves physically and mentally in real and virtual environments, for work or pleasure.

CGIS History

The Center for Geographic Information Systems is nearly 20 years old and has partnered with many groups on and off the Georgia Tech campus.

Our Classroom Work

CGIS faculty and researchers teach GIS courses offered through the School of City and Regional Planning at the College of Architecture.



  • Oct 13

    AMAC & CATEA Celebration

    AMAC Accessibility Solutions & Research Center and the Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access (CATEA) invite you to our Premiere Open House

  • Oct 6

    2016 Planning Seminar Series: Subhro Guhathakurta

    Subhro Guhathakurta, director of the Georgia Tech Center for Geographic Information Systems, will discuss his research

  • Aug 30

    College of Design ADVANCE Meeting

    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.