NEWS & INFO:
Award-winning Accelerate Virginia
Accelerate Virginia has won a Governor's Technology Award for IT as Economic Development Driver. The award recognizes the innovative use of technology to promote economic development in the area served. This category seeks the most innovative strategies which leverage information technology to further economic development initiatives. [more]
3D Blacksburg collaborative is inventing a virtual city model for the future
Virginia Tech’s CGIT is leading an innovative mapping project to create a comprehensive three-dimensional model of the town of Blacksburg, Va. The virtual model, known simply as "3D Blacksburg,” will include topography, aerial photography, and buildings in a 3-D environment that can be used to visualize related spatial information such as building interiors, utilities, and networks. [more]
Announcing new Spring 2011 FDI GIS/RS courses
Virginia Tech GIS will be offering GIS courses during the Spring 2011 semester via the Faculty Development Institute (FDI). Content will be geared towards novice, intermediate as well as advanced GIS and Remote Sensing users. [more]
An innovative broadband mapping application developed by Virginia Tech faculty members continues to receive national attention as the federal government identifies high-speed Internet access as a critical tool for helping to jump start the economy. [more]
Is the name of the application submitted by the Town of Blacksburg, VA to Google for their fiber to the home experiment, "Think Big with a Gig".
Virginia Tech Geospatial Information Sciences
Virginia Tech GIS (Virginia Tech Geospatial Information Sciences) is a geospatial initiative of Virginia Tech, a division of Information Technology's Converged Technologies for Security, Safety and Resilience.
Virginia Tech GIS serves as an interdisciplinary resource providing integrated GIS support to geospatial research, teaching, outreach and administrative functions.
Virginia Tech GIS serves to advance geospatial science and research at Virginia Tech through collaborations with Virginia Tech faculty and administrators, research centers, local, state and federal agencies, and external partners.
Virginia Tech GIS applies geospatial technologies and analytical methods to address our strategic objectives in the areas of:
- Research and Collaboration
- Safety and Security
- Community Broadband
- Energy and Sustainability
- Health Information Technology
- Lowering Barriers to the Use of GIS Tools and Data
Virginia Tech GIS is:
Center for Geospatial Information Technology
CGIT is an interdisciplinary center that stands ready to partner with university researchers, government agencies, and the private sector to research and develop advanced uses of geospatial technologies.
Learn more about CGIT
This administrative unit provides centralized storage and hosting of GIS data, web-mapping applications hosting and design assistance, and a centralized base map for the campus and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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