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GIScience at Texas State University

The Department of Geography sponsors three internationally recognized research centers, The Texas Center for Geographic Information Science (TxGISci), and The Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education, The department has been actively involved in research and teaching in geographic information science (GIScience).

All faculty members affiliated with the TxGISci Center are conducting basic research in GIScience, teaching GIScience courses, and/or using GIScience and technology in their research.  Examples of current research topic areas in the TxGISci Center include:
  • Basic research that advances GIScience
  • GIScience and sustainable development
  • GIScience and environment and human health research
  • GIScience and homeland security 
  • GIScience and water resources research
  • GIScience and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • GIScience and urban and regional studies
  • GIScience and earth systems science
  • GIScience education and training

A number of other departments/units on the Texas State campus have been using GIScience for research purposes. These departments/units include the Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) at the Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Health Services Research in the College of Health Professions, Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation at the Department of Criminal Justice in the College of Applied Arts, the Department of Mathematics and its proposed program in information science, the Department of Biology, and the Department of Computer Science in the College of Science, the university's Freeman Ranch, and the Department of Agriculture in the College of Applied Arts.



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              Dr. Yongmei Lu

Alternative Delegate

              Dr. Alberto Giordano

              Dr. Kim Rossmo