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Geographic Information Science (GIScience) and Geoinformatics are spatial and temporal data sciences that integrate multiple sources of information through location. These fields allow us to generate new knowledge on Earth, humans, Environment, and the interactions of people and place through space and time. GIScience and Geoinformation leverage and influence many fields including remote sensing, photogrammetry, spatial analysis, computer science, global navigation (satellite) systems, cartography, and spatial cognition. With diverse applications (e.g., geoscience, transportation, ecology, health, wayfinding), GIScience and Geoinformatics are critical to understanding, managing, and monitoring our complex world.

 Affiliated Faculty

Vice Chair of Undergraduate Programs
Remote sensing and field observations to study Arctic hydrologic systems in a changing climate.
Assistant Professor
My research focuses on developing data analytics, knowledge discovery, modeling, simulation, and visualization techniques to study movement and spatiotemporal processes.
Dynamic microsimulation, travel behavior analysis, activity-based travel demand forecasting, behavioral dynamics, human survey design, smart green cities.
Broadly speaking, Janowicz's research interests are at the intersection of geographic information science, data science, behavioral geography, and cognitive science.
Professor Montello’s research is in the areas of spatial, environmental, and geographic perception, cognition, affect, and behavior.
GIScience, location modeling, spatial optimization, spatial analytics, regional science, natural resource management and emergency response.
I am a political scientist with research in political geography, local politics, and the politics of housing and transportation. My latest work examines how people understand the economic effects of housing construction in their neighborhoods and metropolitan areas.
Department Chair
Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair of Geography
As a researcher, Dr. Nelson and her team develop and apply spatial and spatial-temporal analyses to address applied questions in a wide range of fields from ecology to health.
I use remote sensing to study environmental problems using sensors that cover the entire electromagnetic spectrum.