Welcome to the CSU GIS Specialty Center

The CSU GIS Specialty Center was established in 1992 to promote the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing within the California State University System. All 23 CSU campuses, along with the Chancellor's Office, are members of the CSU GIS Specialty Center. Member campuses participate in shared software contracts with Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) for GIS software, including ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS for Desktop, ERDAS IMAGINE and ENVI + IDL for remote sensing and image processing, and the Trimble GNSS software suite for fieldwork and in-situ data collection. Additionally, CSU campuses have access to ESRI-run workshops as well as complimentary registrations to the ESRI User Conference and Education Summit. Perhaps most importantly, the GIS Specialty Center promotes intercampus dialogue on teaching, research, and application issues within the field of Geographic Information Science.