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Where Spatial Data and Technology Meet

Where Spatial Data and Technology Meet

We use geospatial technologies to help our partners make informed decisions across topics such as infrastructure and the environment.

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Remembering Nickolas L. Faust


Nickolas L. Faust passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021. Faust was the head of the Image Analysis and Visualization Branch Electro-Optics, Environment and Materials Laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology. Nick was past president of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI) Board of Directors. He made many trips to Rwanda collaborating with the Fossey organization to map gorilla habitat for research and education purposes. 

He continued as a part time professor and resident scholar at Georgia Tech after retirement and touched the lives of many students and research faculty.

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Our Portfolio

We publish scholarly articles based on our research, create products for clients, and produce interactive maps and applications that are often available to the public.

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Our History

Begun as the Center for Geographic Information Systems, our roots reach back more than 30 years to the first GIS class taught at Georgia Tech.

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Our Classroom Work

Our faculty and researchers teach GIS courses offered through the School of City and Regional Planning at the College of Design.

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Graduate Planning Studio

In spring 2019, nine Georgia Tech students took a semester-long graduate studio to study the “smart city” ambitions of Varanasi, India. Their objective was to create a development plan for three areas of the city, which some sources say has legends that go back 10,000 years.


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