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  • Making LA Age-Friendly

    On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute faculty and students in the USC Age-Friendly Los Angeles “Wicked Problems” Practicum will join colleagues...

  • Spatial Analysis and High Rent

    USC Spatial Sciences Institute Founding Director and Professor John P. Wilson, Ph.D., was a featured speaker at a recent program presented by the USC Jesse M....

  • Teaching Teachers About Geospatial Technologies

    USC Spatial’s Kirk Oda to lead workshop for middle and high school educators

    On Monday, January 8, 2018, from 8 am – 3:30 pm, Dr....

  • 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...

  • GIS Conquest for Humanitarian Aid

    (L-R) Abriannah Aiken, Precious Nwaoha, Andy Rutkowski, Natalie Millstein, and Alex Chen

    As part of the International GIS Day observances on Wednesday, November 15, 2017...

  • Undergraduate Researchers

    USC Spatial faculty put a high priority on involving undergraduate students in their research. Our student not only gain valuable research experience, but also directly...

  • Supporting Hurricane Relief

    Two USC GIST students have lent their knowledge of geographic information science (GIS) toward relief efforts following this fall’s natural disasters.

    Gina Rock (Geospatial Intelligence...

  • 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...

  • Dr. Jeremy Mennis launches Population, Health and Place Colloquium Series
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    On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Dr. Jeremy Mennis, Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University, delivered the inaugural...

  • USC Spatial’s Jennifer Bernstein speaks at Cornell

    Dr. Jennifer Bernstein, Lecturer of Spatial Sciences with the USC Spatial Sciences Institute, will give a lecture “On Mother Earth and Earth Mothers: Why Environmentalism...

  • Dr. Andrew Marx publishes in “Remote Sensing Applications”

    Congratulations to USC Spatial’s Dr. Andrew Marx, Associate Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences, on his article Analysis of Panamanian DMSP/OLS nightlights corroborates suspicions...

  • Enriching Holocaust Survivor Testimonies With Links to Historical Maps
    Dr. Yao-Yi Chiang and his lab use historical maps to accurately identify World War II locations in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive

    On July...

  • Esri User Conference 2017: Contributing to “The Science of Where”

    (L-R): GeoDesign major Eliza Gutierrez-Dewar, Professor Bob Vos, Professor Karen Kemp, GeoDesign major and Esri intern Joanna Wang

    USC Spatial Sciences Institute had a high-impact...

  • An-Min Wu to serve on Dornsife Faculty Council

    Dr. An-Min Wu, lecturer in the USC Spatial Sciences Institute, has been elected to the USC Dornsife Faculty Council for 2017-2018.

    The Dornsife Faculty Council...

  • As L.A. loses trees and other green cover, USC Dornsife researchers ask why

    USC Dornsife researchers say mass-produced dwellings and home expansion have reduced residential green cover as much as 55 percent.

    By Ian Chaffee – May 12,...

  • 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...