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

SSI Students Win USGIF Scholarships

Kevin Mercy and Jong Su Kim receive top awards

USGIF Accreditation First

Master’s in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence First of Its Kind to Receive USGIF Accreditation

Honors for an Honor Society

SSI’s Gamma Theta Upsilon Chapter receives the 2018-2019 Honors Chapter Award

SSI’s Mia Poynor Wins Boren Scholarship

HSGI and Spatial Studies minor will study in Brazil

USC Spatial’s Alanna Schenk wins Fulbright award

HSGI minor will continue studies in Denmark

Actionable Impact

HSGI Lab student researchers publish papers


Professor John Wilson Awarded Prestigious 2019 Education Award from UCGIS

Preventing Genocide

Spatial scientists use satellite technology to detect and — eventually — prevent genocide

World-Class Honors:

SSI’s Carrie Steves takes 2018 UNIGIS International Prize

Documenting Human Rights Violations

USC Spatial’s Andrew Marx and his team use smallsat algorithms to detect genocide
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