GIS@GTRI is a vibrant program that provides access to the vast geospatial expertise at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), including research & development of geospatial hardware and software, geographic data modeling, and geocomputation.  Some flagship examples of these applied research efforts include the FalconViewtm mission planning application, LIDAR system design and measurement, the Statewide Geospatial Maturity Assessment (GMA) Model, and the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).

GIS@GTRI also provides access to core research areas such as Systems Engineering, Information and Communications Technologies, Public Policy, Digital Media, Sensors and Test & Evaluation.


The GIS@GTRI mission is to design, develop and implement geo-computational support systems for all levels of decision-making in any domain.

The Geospatial Approach:
  • Understanding data through visualization and analysis
  • Geoservices and geoanalytic capabilities (spatial, temporal and computational)
  • Defending decisions and policies with fact-based analytics
  • Enhance tracking and review process for regulatory activities
  • Situational awareness for first responders and the citizenry
  • Improve accuracy and efficiency of asset inventories and conditions
  • Facilities and utility infrastructure mapping
  • Transportation routing analysis and network optimization
  • Evaluate public health risks in a spatial context
  • Site specific farm and agriculture management
  • Data integration and visualization for site analysis and planning
  • Compare and evaluate change over time
  • Digital mapping and mission planning system design
  • Develop mobile applications to facilitate in-field data capture to include media (photos, video, etc.)
  • Synthesize information using cutting-edge approaches
  • Host exclusive events with experts who can inform/guide the community
Geospatial Technologies @ GTRI: GIS4POLICY @ GTRI: Geodata Capabilities @ GTRI: