Close Look at
Baldwin Hills

Spatial scientist Travis Longcore brings new tools
to classic conservation efforts

GeoScavenge Challenge

Incoming freshmen used geospatial technology to familiarize themselves with the campus.

Mapping a Better Future

SSI expands its Geographic Information and Technology (GIST) program with the launch of two new online graduate certificates.

Dutch Lessons on GeoDesign

After visiting Holland, students in the USC GeoDesign Problems Without Passports course propose ways to improve Los Angeles.

Building a Vibrant and Enduring Spatial Science

Director John P. Wilson delivered the keynote address

A Bird’s Eye View

SSI Undergraduates Discover Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day

Partnering and Consulting

Get expert advice and results for your project

Institute Research

The latest discoveries from our faculty & students

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