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USC Brings Insight and Passion for Problem-Solving to the GIS-Pro Conference

From September 28 through October 2, the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) welcomed geographic information science (GIS) professionals, researchers and students to New Orleans for the 2019 edition of the annual GIS-Pro conference. The agenda included breakout sessions, workshops and opportunities for networking. Participants in the GIS-Pro conference …

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USC Designated as Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence

Thanks to its commitment to training the next generation of diverse, technically-minded professionals within the intelligence and national securities communities, USC has been designated as an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) by the Office for the Director of National Intelligence. Though the IC CAE designation is relatively …

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Where is the GIS Field Headed? Highlights from an Expert Interview

The geographic information science field is concerned with the ways datasets change over time. So it follows that GIS professionals take a special interest in how their industry changes. In a recent interview, University of Southern California Professor of the Practice COL [R] Steven D. Fleming discussed the history of …

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First Build Trust, Then Make a Case for GIS: A Q&A With Alumnus Kevin Loberg

Geographic information science influences nearly all of modern life, and, because of that, the career opportunities in the field are uniquely diverse. GIS graduate programs offer benefits that extend beyond basic technical proficiency, such as developing spatial reasoning skills and building lifelong professional networks. For GIS Specialist Kevin Loberg, joining …

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USC GIS Faculty Recognized for Exceptional Teaching and Research

Since its founding in 2010, the University of Southern California’s Spatial Sciences Institute has earned an international reputation for pushing the boundaries of geographic information science (GIS), as well as offering unparalleled world-class education. Students learn from top thinkers and practitioners in the field by taking courses focused on some …

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USC GIST Student John McDermott Wins Excellence in Business GIS Award

Geographic information science and technology (GIST) has a diverse range of practical applications, leaving room for both students and professors with decades of experience to contribute to the field. We wanted to take time to recognize a major accomplishment of one of our Graduate Certificate in GIST students, John McDermott. …

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