Top News StoriesCIT 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)...
Peter Sforza receives 2011 XCaliber Award Peter Sforza, director and research scientist at the Center for Geospatial Information Technology at Virginia Tech, received the university's 2011 XCaliber Award for excellence as an individual involved in teaching with technology. [more]
3D Blacksburg collaborative is inventing a virtual city model for the future Virginia Tech’s CGIT is leading an innovative mapping project to create a comprehensive three-dimensional model of the town of Blacksburg, Va. The virtual model, known simply as "3D Blacksburg,” will include topography, aerial photography, and buildings in a 3-D environment that can be used to visualize related spatial information such as building interiors, utilities, and networks.. [more]
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.
Center for Geospatial Information Technology Job Listings
The Virginia Tech Center for Geospatial Information Technology (Blacksburg campus) is seeking a Software Engineer to work with a team on projects involving the customization of ArcGIS software, and integration with existing workflows. The developer would be responsible for creating customized macros, scripts, and/or programs that facilitate project team members’ workflow needs, as well as documenting the developed solutions.
The Virginia Tech Center for Geospatial Information Technology (Blacksburg campus) is seeking web developers to work as part of a team on a variety of projects for federal and state clients. The developer would be responsible for creating cutting-edge, interactive websites and integration with existing web based services.
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 2012 Faculty Development Institute. 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 FDI 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.