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Research + Work

In addition to studios, workshops, laboratories, lecture and seminar rooms, the college has a number of specialized facilities which support its programs.



The Joint Center for Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis (GISSA) consists of faculty from the Department of Geography and School of Planning, in collaboration with faculty from other academic units, such as Architecture, Business School, Biology, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Health, Institute of Policy Research, College of Medicine, College of Business Administration, and College of Education.

The Objectives of the GISSA:

  • To maintain an advanced technological environment for teaching, research and consultation in GIS and spatial analysis.
  • To provide training programs for GIS users, managers, executives and public officials.
  • To provide consulting services for the application of GIS and spatial analysis in environmental studies, urban and regional planning, and locational analysis for government and business.
  • To promote coordination of GIS activities at University of Cincinnati with GIS networks being established by local governments and utility companies in the Greater Cincinnati region.