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.
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 resources and expertise at the Center for Geospatial Analytics. The Service Center offers a way for external partners to seek technical assistance, data hosting and training services from our researchers. For example, clients may purchase the time of our resident experts to develop GIS web maps and space on our file servers to archive and display data. Clients may also request skills training to build their own capacities, for example, in data analysis or UAS deployment.
Benefit from Service Learning
Searching for innovative solutions to a spatial problem that will also strengthen the geospatial workforce? Our Professional Master’s Degree in Geospatial Information Science and Technology (MGIST) has partnered with dozens of organizations to provide client-based, real-world learning experiences for our students through structured capstone projects and internships. Becoming a GIST learning partner means working with students to develop solutions in a collaborative problem-solving effort, leveraging the expertise of all involved.
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 and/or member of our leadership team. At the Center for Geospatial Analytics, we pursue strategic research frontiers to push the boundaries of geospatial data science. We can help you achieve innovative, actionable strategies that address real-world problems.
Options for research engagement include:
• Short-term (4- to 12-month) pilot projects involving Faculty Fellows and/or staff researchers.
• Multi-year projects that align your research question with the research interests of a graduate student under the guidance of one of our Faculty Fellows.
• Collaborative and interdisciplinary projects led by one of our directors and which reach across the university to involve specialized and expert knowledge.
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?
- Connect with a Faculty Fellow to request a Collaborative Visit.
- Attend the center-hosted Geospatial Forum series.
We are also able to support limited visits by K-12 STEM students to our center. Contact Associate Director of Professional Education Eric Money for more information.
Support Our Mission
The Center for Geospatial Analytics drives innovation in education and research, and generous donations 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:
- Ph.D. in Geospatial Analytics
- Professional Master’s Degree in Geospatial Information Science and Technology (MGIST), can be completed online
- Graduate Certificate in GIS, can be completed online
- Graduate Minors in GIS or Environmental Remote Sensing
- Individual courses
- UAS Workshops for professional development
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Partnerships in Geospatial Problem-Solving
Celebrating the capstone service-learning projects of our December 2019 graduates from the professional master's program in Geospatial Information Science and Technology.
A New Way to Help Stop Insect Pests in Their Tracks
A new geospatial decision-support tool developed by our researchers is helping the USDA forecast and curb the spread of invasive insect pests like the spotted lanternfly.
Partnership with Wake County a New Think (and Do) Tank for Harnessing Spatial Data
Through a partnership called Geo-IDEAS, NC State's Center for Geospatial Analytics and Wake County government are innovating the future of spatial analysis and decision-making.
InVision Raleigh Wins Special Achievement in GIS Award
A groundbreaking collaboration between the Center for Geospatial Analytics and City of Raleigh was honored at the 2018 Esri User Conference.
Partnerships in GIS Service Learning
Celebrating the capstone service-learning projects of our December 2017 graduates from the professional master's program in Geospatial Information Science and Technology.
New Custom Mapping Tool Predicts Fire Risk
A custom geospatial tool created by our researchers is helping the National Park Service quickly and easily map water levels––and better manage fires––across south Florida.
Meeting Real-World Needs with GIS Expertise
Celebrating the capstone service-learning projects of our May 2019 graduates from the professional master's program in Geospatial Information Science and Technology.
Real-World Problem-Solving with Custom GIS Solutions
Celebrating the capstone service-learning projects of our December 2018 graduates from the professional master's program in Geospatial Information Science and Technology.
Helping Community Partners with GIS Solutions
Celebrating the capstone service-learning projects of our May 2018 graduates from the professional master's program in Geospatial Information Science and Technology.
InVision Raleigh Lets Urban Planners See the Future
Researchers led by faculty fellow Perver Baran partnered with a team from the City of Raleigh to create a revolutionary 3-D tool on the web for visualizing development alternatives.