About The Advanced GIS Lab
The Advanced GIS Lab at CISAT focuses on advanced spatial analysis and the research and development of advanced GIS solutions. Led by clinical professor Dr. Brian Hilton, the Lab stresses a trans-disciplinary approach to knowledge, research, and problem-solving using core ideas, methods, and concepts from several disciplines to critically examine a broad range of real-world problems. This trans-disciplinary approach, a hallmark of CGU's research philosophy, extends the scope of interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary scholarship by traversing the range of traditional disciplines for the advancement of knowledge and solutions to the world's most pressing issues. Currently, the Lab and its associated students are examining the implementation of GIS technologies to improve community health management, to better manage public transportation systems, and to target humanitarian relief efforts.
The Esri Development Center (EDC) program was created to confer special recognition and status to university departments worldwide that have exemplary programs focused on educating students in the design and development of GIS applications using Esri's geospatial technologies. As an inaugural EDC, the Center for Information Systems and Technology is a unique resource for Claremont Graduate University that provides students and faculty with the capabilities to teach and develop state-of-the-art applications in the Advanced GIS Lab, provides Esri training focused on GIS and related technologies, and offers students special recognition through an annual achievement award.