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  • Spatial Computing Successes

    Students of USC Spatial’s Yao-Yi Chiang win awards

    Dr. Yao-Yi Chiang, Associate Professor (Research) of Spatial Sciences in the USC Spatial Sciences Institute, announced the...

  • Bruins vs. Trojans: Map Battle for Puerto Rico

    USC Dornsife undergrads will complete against UCLA spatial students in the first annual Battle of Maps. The stage is set for Wednesday, November 15th (international...

  • 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


  • Ruddell: Resilience Officer Prepares Cities for Uncertain Future
    “Urban centers need to anticipate environmental disasters–not just clean them up. A resiliency officer can help.”

    Dr. Darren Ruddell, director of undergraduate studies, has been...

  • GIST Student’s Geospatial Tools Guide Typhoon Relief

    GIST student Jared Hyneman’s job as GIS manager at World Vision, puts him in a position to make a difference quickly when disaster strikes.  Hyneman...

  • SSI Spatial Support Facilitating Study of Religion

    As spatial technologies mature in ways that make both data and maps more easily accessible across domains of knowledge, many opportunities emerge to...

  • A Bird’s Eye View
    Students from USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) launch an aerial camera attached to a helium-filled weather balloon to photograph the USC University Park campus...
  • Take a Beautiful Tour of All the Public Art in the Bay Area

    You can live in a city all your life and only see about 1 percent of its hidden beauty. That’s the message one could easily...

  • Mapping a Better World
    A new interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in GeoDesign offered through USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute is the first of its kind in the world.

    Population growth,...

  • From Maps to Apps
    In a course taught by Edward Pultar of USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute, students learn to develop apps that help solve real-world problems.

    Every day,...

  • Mapping the Twitterverse
    What does your Twitter profile reveal about you? More than you know, according to Chris Weidemann. The GIST master’s student has developed an application that...
  • Professor Quoted on Controversial Annenberg Wetlands Proposal

    SSI Associate Professor (Research) Travis Longcore was quoted by the LA Weekly in two pieces reporting on a controversial proposal to place a combination visitor center/animal adoption...

  • Digging for Knowledge
    USC Dornsife’s very own Indiana Jones, Thomas Garrison is heading up an international team to excavate two unique Maya temples in the Guatemalan jungle — National...
  • Carbon Footprint Labels Inaccurate, USC Study Finds

    The current methods used to measure the carbon footprint of many consumer products fall short of assessing their true environmental impact, according to two studies...

  • L.A. Has a Heart
    Many dismiss the structure of Los Angeles as urban sprawl. But Samuel Krueger, a graduate of the GIST master’s program in USC Dornsife, disproves this...
  • Real-World Classrooms for Virtual Classmates
    Catalina Island serves as a training ground for students from USC Dornsife’s online graduate degree programs in geographic information science and technology.

    This summer, students...

  • SSI Affiliate Partners with JEP to Prevent Skin Cancer

    Since 2006, SSI Faculty Affiliate Myles Cockburn of the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Joint Educational Project (JEP) have collaborated on SunSmart, a sun...

  • Beyond Geography
    USC Spatial Sciences Institute hosts a discussion by Esri Founder and President Jack Dangermond.

    Jack Dangermond, founder of Esri, the world’s largest and most successful...