Center for GIS and Spatial Analysis
Welcome to the Center for Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis (CGSA) at West Chester University.
For over 20 years, CGSA has been working to support teaching, research, and the local community, with the use of geospatial technologies. Housed in the Department of Geography & Planning, within the College of Business and Public Management, CGSA works with students, faculty and staff from across the University, and across multiple disciplines, to support the integration of GIS and other geospatial technologies into coursework, research, and management decision-making. CGSA also engages with local community partners to leverage the power of geospatial data and analysis to address local challenges with creative, data-driven, solutions.
CGSA can provide access to geospatial data, technical training, support for teaching with GIS, support for research with GIS, support for geospatial data management, and consulting services. Resources offered include access to geospatial data, mapping and cartography, building web maps, StoryMaps, and other web-based spatial resources, spatial visualization, 3D model development, drone flights, imagery analysis, and more.
Here are examples of what the Center for GIS and Spatial Analysis can do for you:
- Provide access to hardware, software, and data
- Provide support for individual research projects
- Provide support for classroom activities and resources
- Provide training and technical skill development
- Bring GIS users together to share ideas
CGSA proctors the Excel Proficiency exam, required by many majors in the College of Business and Public Management. Please email the GIS Center staff, or register with SIMNET. The Center is located in the Business and Public Management Center on the first floor in room no. 115.
Upcoming GIS and Planning Events
2021 PA GIS Conference, Scheduled for May 10-12, State College, PA