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Saint Louis University Geospatial Institute

Saint Louis University has been at the center of the nation’s geospatial enterprise since the Corps of Discovery returned to St. Louis with maps of the Louisiana territory in 1806. More than 200 years later, the Geospatial Institute at Saint Louis University continues to expand the frontier of geospatial science and technology.

The Geospatial Institute brings together faculty and students from various disciplines to support and accelerate research, training and innovation in geospatial science and technology.

Geospatial science is an interdisciplinary field that examines how location impacts a variety of complex issues. Researchers from the Geospatial Institute are applying geospatial insights to issues as broad as food and water security, climate change, economic development and inequity and public health.

The Geospatial Institute provides students with hands-on opportunities in a variety of research areas, and provides training opportunities to address the enormous demand for new geospatial researchers and analysts in the St. Louis area.

St. Louis is poised to become a national hub of this multibillion-dollar industry, and the Geospatial Institute is working alongside regional and national partners to make this a reality.


Undergraduate and graduate geospatial courses offered at SLU


New funded research efforts at SLU in the past year


geospatial investments in the St. Louis area


in annual revenue generated by the geospatial industry in Missouri