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  • SSI documents LA’s vanishing greenery

    A new study by a Spatial Sciences Institute team shows that trees and other greenery in the single-family neighborhoods of the Los Angeles area declined significantly...

  • Through Space and Time

    Spatial sciences enables us to see and understand our world in new ways, whether through the lens of the past, the present or the...

  • 2017 AAG Annual Meeting SSI Highlights
    Faculty, leadership, students, and alumni present in Boston

    Representatives of the USC Spatial Sciences Institute organized, moderated, and presented at sessions which spanned the five...

  • Celebrating SSI Undergrad Research
    Student teams present at the USC Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work

    Spatial Sciences Institute undergraduate students and their faculty advisors culminated their research...

  • Hacking for Food Security
    USC SSI teams win NGA Los Angeles hackathon

    Two teams from the Spatial Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California captured the top prizes...

  • 2017 Geospatial Summit

    Capturing the geospatial potential in the digital revolution

    To kick off the USC Spatial Sciences Institute February 24, 2017 Los Angeles Geospatial Summit, Manish...

  • International “Old Maps” Keynote

    Dr. Yao-Yi Chiang, assistant professor (research) of spatial sciences with the USC Spatial Sciences Institute, delivered a keynote address at the Second International Workshop on...

  • Ground-breaking Results When Surveying Intersects With GIS

    Anthony Leimeister (GIST Graduate Certificate ’14) makes a unique contribution to survey monument management with GIS

    The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is one...

  • SSI’s Yu Chuan Shan named Dangermond Fellow with the National Audubon Society and Esri


    The National Audubon Society and Esri have named USC Spatial Sciences Institute student Yu Chuan Shan as one of the first Dangermond Fellows. In...

  • Yao-Yi Chiang receives NEH grant

    Today the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced funding for a collaborative research and development project by Dr. Yao-Yi Chiang of the USC Spatial...

  • Nathan Novak Wins UNIGIS Prize

    The UNIGIS International Association has announced it has named Nathan Novak runner-up in its 2016 Academic Excellence Prize competition for his thesis work conducted at...

  • “Just Who Will You Be?”

    COL [R] Steven D. Fleming, SSI Professor of the Practice, shared some thoughts on how to live a purpose-driven life in the Spatial Sciences Institute...

  • Onstage in Beijing

    John P. Wilson, USC Spatial Sciences Institute founding director and professor, recently joined Esri co-founder and president, Jack Dangermond for Dangermond’s plenary address for the...

  • Esri: STEM and GIS

    Congratulations to SSI Professors Travis Longcore and Daniel Warshawsky on their contributions to Esri’s new publication STEM and GIS in Higher Education. Dr. Longcore authored...

  • Esri Science Symposium

    John P. Wilson, USC professor of sociology and spatial sciences, and Cyrus Shahabi, USC professor of computer science and electrical engineering, were two featured GISCientists...

  • Longcore research awarded Zumberge grant

    Travis Longcore, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Biological Sciences and Spatial Sciences, is part of an interdisciplinary team researching the linkages between landscape conditions, genes, and growth traits...

  • GEOINT Connections

    USC Spatial Sciences Institute hosts NGA, USGS, and USGIF leaders to kick off SSI’s designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences


  • Mapping a Geospatial Career

    2016 Los Angeles Geospatial Summit speakers offer tips for becoming a successful geospatial professional

    What career advice could you give to individuals starting out as...

  • Students, staff and faculty make sustainability a priority

    Inspired by the USC provost, Trojans hike their ambitious efforts in research and creative activities to improve the environment. SSI Professor Travis Longcore serves on...

  • Mapping Religious Institutions

    Ten USC undergraduate students recently canvased Southern California to map religious institutions using a GPS app created for this project. Watch the video