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Research Projects

Ongoing Projects

Commonwealth Connection (Virginia Broadband Availability Map)

In 2021, the Virginia General Assembly passed a budget that included the creation of a broadband availiability map and a collection process that was more granular than the current FCC 477 maps and collection process. Many elements from the Virginia Broadband Planning and Analysis Toolbox were migrated to the new Commonwealth Collection website.

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Crash Geolocation

CGIT is creating a spatial database of geolocated crashes for the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and highway safety professionals to improve safety through education and enforcement.


CGIT is partnering with citizen scientists to study and conserve native Appalachian medicinal forest plants.

Bike Sensor

CGIT is developing a bike-mounted Raspberry Pi unit and web viewer to store and analyze data from various sensors to measure air quality along bike routes in and around Blacksburg.

Department of Veterans Services Data Management System

Virginia Tech’s Center for Geospatial Information Technology has been working to improve informational databases across service lines of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.  The work of the center will help 15,000 veterans access educational, employment, and support resources across Virginia.

Redistricting Analytics at Virginia Tech

CGIT recently developed analysis tools to assist in drawing new and fair districts throughout Virginia following the 2020 US Census.


Projects Currently in Development

Virginia Tech Hazard Mitigation Plan 2022 Update

CGIT and VTEM partnering again and innovating to conduct and updated planning processes resulting in the Hazmit Plan and additional products.

Virginia State Police Crash Analysis

The data from the Virginia DMV Crash Geolocating project allowed an opportunity to develop a crash query tool for the Virginia State Police (VSP). This tool will allow supervisors and troopers to query historical crash data throughout Virginia and reallocate resources to better serve and protect motorists in Virginia.

Ohio Geovine

Ohio provided funding for CGIT to take the current vineyard site suitabilty tool and rebuild it with more functionality, usability, and more dynamic reporting for vineyards in Ohio.

Solar Siting

CGIT was recently awarded a contract to provide a suitability siting project for solar panels. 


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