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  • Making LA Age-Friendly
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    (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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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”
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    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
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    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”
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    (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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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...