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  • USC Spatial Sciences Institute’s Yuanbin Cheng wins ACM SIGSPATIAL Student Research Award
    Yao-Yi Chiang’s Spatial Computing Lab continues award-winning streak

    On November 9, 2018, Yuanbin Cheng, a M.S. student in computer science on the Spatial Sciences Institute’s...

  • Kudos for their outstanding theses
     USC Spatial announces the 2018 M.S. in GIST Thesis Prize Winners

    The USC Spatial Sciences Institute has announced the 2018 prizes for the top three...

  • There goes the night
    There goes the night

    Artificial lights spell darker times for much of the planet’s wildlife — but it doesn’t have to be that way

  • Rocking the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium
    Rocking the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium

    USC Spatial students are recognized for their scholarship

    At the April 11, 2018 Provost’s Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and...

  • Got GEOINT? USC Spatial contributes to USGIF’s 2018 GEOINT Symposium
    Got GEOINT?

    USC Spatial contributes to USGIF’s 2018 GEOINT Symposium

    Got GEOINT? Attendees to the annual GEOINT Symposium will recognize this slogan that appears on...

  • Yep, driving home does take longer than driving to work in L.A.

    Your evening commute in Los Angeles is probably a lot longer than your morning drive, even though it’s essentially the same trip in reverse. Now...

  • SC Mappers Wins YouthMappers’ 2018 Women’s Participation Award

    (L-R) Abriannah Aiken, Precious Nwaoha, Andy Rutkowski, Natalie Millstein, and Alex Chen at USC Leavey Library, the Trojan site for the first annual “Battle of...

  • 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...