Building a Vibrant and Enduring Spatial Science

Director John P. Wilson delivered the keynote address

Mapping a Better World

USC Dornsife Launches The Nation’s First B.S. Degree In GeoDesign

A Bird’s Eye View

SSI Undergraduates Discover Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day

From Maps to Apps

USC Students Develop Apps That Solve Real-world Problems

USC President Explores USC GIST Program

President Nikias travels To Catalina For GIST Certificate presentations

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Institute Research

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We see the world differently: we view it through a spatial lens. With the power of spatial thinking, we as faculty, researchers, and students are using the ability to connect 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 Spatial Studies minor, B.S. in GeoDesign, and Geographic Information Science and Technology Graduate Programs, 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.

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