The Center for Geospatial Sciences (CGS) is a research and educational hub housed at the University of California Riverside within the School of Public Policy.
CGS promotes transdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, leveraging spatial analytics, geocomputation and geoinformatics techniques for enhancing decision making and improving public policy. CGS is structured to cross traditional academic boundaries, interface with the community and engage both the public and private sectors in promoting innovation in three key domains:
Pioneer new methods and analytical techniques for computationally intensive geospatial planning and policy problems, including spatio-temporal prediction, context-aware computing and sensing, and geovisualization – all through the use of open-source software tools when possible.
Develop state-of-the-art capabilities for the collection, fusion and curation of geospatial data produced by next-generation sensors such as LIDAR, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and mobile devices.
Educate the next generation of computational social, planning, policy and environmental scientists in STEM fields through cutting edge coursework that emphasizes spatio-temporal reasoning, visual thinking and policy-relevant research.