Geospatial Software Institute (GSI)

Towards a National Geospatial Software Ecosystem

Transform geospatial software contributed by communities into open software for geospatial big data

Establish best practices for computational reproducibility in computation- and/or data-intensive scientific research and education that are dependent on geospatial software

Advance high-performance geospatial software while making synergistic contributions to the National Strategic Computing Initiative


Conceptualize GSI as a long-term hub of excellence in geospatial software to serve diverse research and education communities


Workshop 1: GSI vision

Date: January 28-30, 2018
Location: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


Workshop 2: GSI Use Cases and Core Capabilities

Date: July 15-17, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL


Workshop 3: GSI Strategic Plan and Roadmap

Date:  July 14-16, 2019
Location:  Annapolis, MD


This website is based upon work supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number: OAC-1743184. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on the site are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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