About GIS

GIS (Geographic Information System) is a computer-based methodology for collectiong, analyzing, modeling and presenting geographic data for a wide range of applications. The proliferation of desktop hardware and software has made these systems an important tool in our day-to-day lives. GIS is also used in mobile apps to perform real-time analysis. In addition to encouring increased spatial literacy the center also offers:

  • Campus-wide GIS software distribution:
  • The Gis Research Center administers the campus site license for a large suite of products from Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc (ESRI).

  • GIS Data Repository:
  • Encourage data sharing (and cost savings) across campus by maintaining a server-based clearinghouse for geospatial data.

  • Instructional and Research Support:
  • Offer software, hardware and training support to faculty and students using geospatial technology in their teaching and research.



CSUF GIS Research Center

4th Floor, Room 420B
California State University, Fullerton
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831

Phone: (657) 278-8408