Specialty Center Structure & Governance

Overview

The CSU GIS Specialty Center was established in 1992 to promote Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geographic techniques for spatial analysis within the California State University System.  Member CSU campuses participate in a software site license with Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) for GIS software, ERDAS and ENVI for remote sensing and image processing software, and Trimble for GPS software. Benefits include access to training and complimentary registrations for the ESRI User and Education User Conferences. Perhaps most importantly, the GIS Specialty Center promotes intercampus dialogue on teaching, research and application issues within the field of Geographic Information Science.