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How the Center for Geospatial Information Technology is helping eastern U.S. wineries find their nicheSpring, 2014 (Huntly, Va.) The wine industry in the eastern U.S. is poised to become a world-class producer of notable wines, but the climb hasn't been an easy one. The climate of the mid-Atlantic states is almost always too wet, too unpredictable, and too frost-prone for many of the more delicate grape cultivars (a grape variety resulting from selective breeding)...
CIT Provides Broadband Help to Native American TribesApril 9, 2013 (HERNDON, Va.) Following a 2012 feasibility study that highlighted gaps in broadband assessment and availability for federally recognized Native American tribal lands, the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that it will use its broadband expertise to help Native American Tribes with better broadband mapping collection and analysis...
University's Geospatial Intelligence Foundation membership to extend impact on geospatial researchBLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 15, 2012 – The Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation and the Center for Geospatial Information Technology have teamed up to become members of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)...
The Center for Geospatial Information Technology is part of Virginia Tech Geospatial information Sciences, a geospatial initiative of Virginia Tech. Combined with Enterprise GIS, we offer a one-stop-shop solution for GIS data applications, access, storage and hosting. We are committed to performing high quality, applied geospatial information research in areas such as: safety and security, health information technology, and community resilience.
Dynamics of an Urban Health Care System: Case of San Francisco 1880 to 1930
Researchers present at 2011 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
A team of Virginia Tech researchers presented a paper at the American Association of Geographers annual meeting in Seattle, Washington on April 15, 2011. The research paper titled "Dynamics of an Urban Health Care System: Case of San Francisco 1880 to 1930," was authored by Paul Knox, Jim Bohland, Link Elmore, Peter Sforza, and Larry Shumsky of Virginia Tech. A manuscript describing the results of the study is currently being written up for publication. A preview of the research results overlaid on historical video footage of Market Street in San Francisco just days before the 1906 earthquake and fire is available on Vimeo. [more]
Virginia’s vineyard projects As the popularity of wine varieties change over time, new models developed by our team will be used to help industry meet market demands quickly and efficiently, providing the information needed to accelerate planting and growing in the right zone with the right cultivar. CGIT is working on multiple funded research studies that use GIS and other models to determined what grape cultivars (varieties) can be successfully grown in different areas throughout the eastern United States. Vineyard industry is depending on Virginia Tech to provide the much needed spatial / computing resources. Contact Us to learn more.
Enterprise GIS Software TrainingEnterprise GIS continues its commitment to provide advanced GIS training to the Virginia Tech community by offering eight courses through the Spring 2014 Networked Learning Initiatives. Refer to Enterprise GIS Software Training for a full listing of our offerings. A limited number of seats are still available, and faculty have the option of signing up for individual classes if the entire track does not fit into their schedule. In addition, our NLI courses will be webcast via Adobe Connect, so if faculty at other sites can't make it to the Blacksburg campus for a session, the same content will be made available online. Registration is required for online participation.