The California State University GIS Specialty CenterThe 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.
The Director for the CSU GIS Specialty Center is Dr. Jerry Davis. Dr. Davis
is Chair, Dept of Geography and Environment, and Professor, Geography and Environmental
Studies at San Francisco State University. He specializes in geomorphology,
soils, field methods, and geographic information systems. Dr. Davis was
part of the team of CSU GIS faculty who negotiated and implemented the system-wide
site license for GIS software with ESRI. In addition, Dr. Davis also negotiated
a multi-campus license with Leica Geosystems for ERDAS IMAGINE software
for remote sensing and image processing. His current research interests
focus on karst and watershed geomorphic processes and the use of computers
and GIS for field data collection and processing.
Phone: (415) 338-2983
Fax: (415) 338-2891
Site License Administrator
The current site license administrator is Franklin Dingemans.
Phone: (415) 338-6140
Fax: (415) 338-6243