Our Story: History of GIS at Georgia Tech
Geographic information systems (GIS) as a field of study has been at Georgia Tech for more than 30 years, with the first class taught in 1988 in what is now the School of City & Regional Planning.
Over the years, those involved with the field have pioneered leading remote sensing software, and have been instrumental in bringing GIS to the state of Georgia. The field at Georgia Tech grew as it partnered with other educational institutions, state and local governments, and added staff.
The Center was previously housed in what is now the Caddell Building (seen above before its recent renovation). We are now in the Economic Development Building on Spring Street.