Center for Spatial Studies

A hub for geographic discovery, innovation, applied research, service, and community, the Center for Spatial Studies (CSS) fosters the use of geographic information systems (GIS) and related technologies to advance the university's academic mission. A strong partner with geospatial industry leader, Esri, the CSS thrives on the cutting-edge application of the company's innovative technologies in higher education. The CSS designs spatial instructional activities, supports spatial instruction, and teaches GIS courses; engages in interdisciplinary spatial research; creates opportunities for spatial students to participate in community-based service-learning projects; fits students to spatial internships and career opportunities; organizes spatial networking events; and supports the use of GIS for campus planning, operations, maintenance, and sustainability.