CGIS an interdisciplinary research center at Georgia Tech that conducts geospatially driven research, education, and service. Housed within the College of Architecture, CGIS serves faculty, staff, students, and a broad community of GIS users at Georgia Tech and beyond. Working closely with these stakeholders, CGIS is committed to building the best, most innovative geospatial research agenda and educational curricula in the nation.
Because location is often a central variable in many analyses, researchers at CGIS work on a variety of academic and non-academic research projects. A few of our current endeavors include the development of high-end, web-based mapping tools, the optimization of biorefinery site location and biofuel distribution across the southeastern United States, the development of tools and models that generate future urban scenarios to inform critical debates about sustainable development, and evaluating energy and water demands in different types of urban neighborhoods. Our four research thrusts, Sustainable Urbanization, CyberInfrastructure, Image and Data Processing, and Planning Support Systems are described on the following pages.