About Advanced GIS Lab
The Advanced GIS Lab in CISAT focuses on advanced spatial analysis and the research and development of advanced GIS solutions. The Lab stresses a transdisciplinary approach to knowledge, research, and problem-solving that takes the core ideas, methods, and concepts from several disciplines and uses them to study a broad range of problems. This transdisciplinary 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 is working on issues that involve using GIS technologies to improve community health management, better manage transportation systems, and 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 (CISAT) 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.