Mapping for Humanitarian Causes

SSI students participate in annual mapathon for HOTOSM

More LA County residents are hungry during the pandemic

SSI researchers contribute to ongoing study

John Wilson & Kenan Li named COVID-19 Geospatial Fellows

NSF consortium program supports pandemic research and education

USGIF’s 2020 GEOINTegration Summit

SSI Faculty and Students contribute to the analysis of GEOINT’s Renaissance

Continuing a Lifetime of Service

Steven D. Fleming receives the USGIF Distinguished Academic Service Award

SSI researchers study COVID-19 food insecurity

8% of LA residents struggling to afford food

USC Awarded Designation

as an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence

A Dual Career in Music

Makes USC’s Robert Vos a Better Professor

CONGRATS to the ’20-’21 Geodesign Fellows

SSI’s Robert Vos wins

2019 Case Studies in the Environment Prize Competition

SSI Launches

B.S. in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence

Real-Life Problem Solving

M.S. HSGI Students Publish Article on Capstone Project Findings

On the World GEOINT Stage

Steve Fleming speaks at the 2020 Defence Geospatial Intelligence Conference

Three Cheers for the Top Three GIST Theses

USC Spatial announces the 2020 M.S. in GIST Thesis Prize Winners

Calculating the Water It Takes to Make Blue Jeans

SSI’s Robert Vos uses spatial analysis to reduce water impact

MS GIST Alumna Sarah Rosenthal

uses GIS to hear the ocean

SSI Faculty Contribute to Award-Winning NGA and DoD Work

GRiD Program receives a 2020 USGIF Achievement Award

On Becoming – and Being – a GeoDesign Major

Senior Courtney Fassett reflects on her USC experience with SSI

Geospatial Intelligence Three-Peat

Elin Henningsson Named SSI’s Third USGIF Golden Ticket Winner

Using Historical Maps in Scientific Studies

SSI’s Yao-Yi Chiang leads publication of new book

Accumulating Accolades

SSI’s Cass Kalinski wins 2019 UNIGIS International Prize and 2020 EDC Competition

SSI’s Christopher Marder Quantifies the Qualitative

M.S. GIST alumnus publishes award-winning thesis work

Identifying "hot streets" to reduce crime

MS GIST Alumnus Quincy Tom-Jack publishes thesis work in the International Journal of Geo-Information

Safeguarding Biodiversity With GIS

SSI’s Laura Loyola is working to protect an endangered Kenyan primate


Marine Sgt. Uses Advanced Mapping To Assess The Sea
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