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We do more than provide exemplary graduate education and perform cutting-edge research. We also partner with industry, government, nonprofits and other organizations to produce data-driven solutions to real problems. Join us!

The Right Partner

Geospatial solutions are in demand in so many disciplines –– from business to agriculture, to disaster management, urban planning and more. At the Center for Geospatial Analytics, our community of experts leverage their wide range of talents and experience to address grand societal challenges. There are equally varied opportunities to work with us. From consulting on your projects to partnering you with a graduate student to help your organization meet its goals, we are here for you.

Achieve Results

Whether you have geospatial data that need hosting, want step-by-step advice for analysis or are looking to launch a project that could be completed by our top-notch student researchers, we invite you to connect with us.

Consult our Service Center

Are you or your organization facing geospatial tasks that demand expert attention? Through our Service Center, government agencies, private companies and other clients gain payment-based access to our resources and expertise. For example, clients may purchase the time of our resident experts to develop GIS web maps or space on our file servers to archive and display data. Clients may also request skills training to build their own capacities, such as in data analysis or UAS deployment.

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Benefit from Service Learning

Our Professional Master’s Degree in Geospatial Information Science and Technology (MGIST) has partnered with dozens of organizations to provide client-focused, real-world solutions through structured capstone projects and internships. Becoming a GIST learning partner means working with students in collaborative problem-solving and leveraging the expertise of all involved.

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Partner with a Researcher

Do you have a research project in mind and are looking for help to see it through? Connect with us to develop a research partnership with a Faculty Fellow, doctoral student, staff researcher and/or member of our leadership team. Options include:
• Short-term (4- to 12-month) pilot projects
• Multi-year projects that align your research question with the research interests of a graduate student
• Collaborative interdisciplinary projects led by one of our associate directors

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We would like to meet you!

Are you interested in visiting the Center for Geospatial Analytics or becoming a more active member of the NC State geospatial community?

We are also able to support limited visits by K-12 STEM students to our Center. Contact Associate Director of Educational Innovation Eric Money for more information.

Support Our Mission

The Center for Geospatial Analytics drives innovation in education and research, and gifts of both time and funds play a key role in supporting our cutting-edge work. Whether your passion is for providing hands-on opportunities for students, elevating research or enhancing added-value programs, your tax-deductible gift or generous mentorship will help our Center continue to grow as a go-to hub for geospatial solutions. Make an impact today that will help our students and researchers continue to Think and Do the extraordinary.

Learn with Us

At the Center for Geospatial Analytics, we are preparing the next generation of interdisciplinary data scientists. Our students inspire us to challenge the conventions of a geospatial education, and they drive progress at the frontiers of geospatial analytics under the guidance of their faculty advisors.

We invite prospective students interested in our academic programs to discover the right options to meet their goals: