GIST student makes a unique contribution to survey monument management with GIS


SSI students present crime pattern data analysis to LAPD

Empowering GIS at Audubon

SSI’s Yu Chuan Shan named a Dangermond Fellow at the National Audubon Society.

New Human Security & Geospatial Intelligence Minor

GEN [R] David Petraeus and COL [R] Steven D. Fleming help promote our new interdisciplinary minor

GIST student fights disease

Graduate student Kelly Wright uses her training to fight tungiasis, a disease affecting millions

The Dark Side of Light

Watch Travis Longcore & Benjamin Banet ’18 discuss the effects of light pollution on marine wildlife

GeoDesign Speaker Series

Daily Trojan front page feature on SSI Series

Esri Science Symposium

John Wilson and Cyrus Shahabi were featured at the Esri User Conference

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We see the world differently: we view it through a spatial lens. As faculty, researchers, and students, we are connecting place and space to help address global challenges. As the hub of spatial thinking and analysis at USC, we partner with researchers, businesses, non-profits, NGOs, and other entities to analyze, model, and visualize location-based data. blankThrough our innovative General Education courses, Spatial Studies minor, Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence minor, B.S. in GeoDesign, Geographic Information Science and Technology Graduate Programs, M.S. in Spatial Informatics, and Ph.D. in Population, Health and Place, we develop the next generation of spatial thinkers, empowering them with capabilities to solve real-world issues. Our internationally-recognized faculty contribute to the rapidly-evolving body of geospatial knowledge. Connect, compute, and collaborate with us. Learn More