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Contained within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Center for Geographical Studies provides technical and related support for faculty research programs and grants. The center's mission is to promote and foster the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology in education and research at California State University, Northridge and the larger southern California community. We seek to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty, students, and groups in the local community who can benefit from using geographical information and spatial analysis. Our goals are to:
- To foster geospatial research within the university and the Southern California region.
- To provide geospatial technical services to the regional community.
- To encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty, students, and groups in the local community who can benefit from using geospatial technology.
- To provide real-world work experience opportunities for students allowing for the development of critical workplace competencies.
Housed in the Department of Geography, we provide shared hardware and software resources, data archives and access, consulting services, community outreach and courses for GIS education. Our Geography Department hosts among one of the most advanced GIS labs in southern California and compliments this lab with a suite of sophisticated GIS courses. The center is dedicated to fostering student participation in funded research projects and community service. Student research assistants and interns are an integral component of the center's productivity. Our goal is to expose students to real world problems and solutions while providing the local community with an opportunity to utilize our expertise.
Mapping Wetlands in Newport Beach, CA.