Strategic Enhancement of NGA's Geographic Information Science Infrastructure

Project Mission

This project is focused on strategically enhancing the human and scientific infrastructure of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). It involves a partnership between the University of Redlands (UR, the lead institution), The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB, research partner), Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI, corporate partner), and NGA. Within this program of collaboration, professionally-oriented graduate education, learning materials development, and basic research in geographic information science (GIScience) will be linked through a number of initiatives designed to streamline the flow of knowledge and experience from research and education activities to practical implementation by NGA's professionals.

Proposal - Executive Summary


Project Partners

University of Redlands (lead institution), University California Santa Barbara (research partner), ESRI (corporate partner)


Digital Gazetteer Research and Practice

December 7-9, 2006
Upham Hotel, Santa Barbara, California

Meeting Report (279kb)

Meeting Schedule (80kb)

Current Participant List

Travel and Accommodations Info



Resources and Literature

Report from the NSF-funded Digital Gazetteer Information Exchange (DGIE) Workshop, held in 1999. (192kb)

"Improving Spatial Data Interoperability: A Framework for Geostatistical Support-To-Support Interpolation" (814 kb), Presentation by Dr. Michael Goodchild, Army Research Office Principal Investigator Research Review Meeting, US Army Corps of Engineers Topographical Engineering Center, Ft Belvoir, VA, Feb 4 2005.  

"Spatial Webs" (1.3MB), Presentation by Dr. Michael Goodchild, May 2004.

Master of Science in GIS at the University of Redlands


Other Contributions

"Geospatial Ontology Development and Semantic Analytics" (752 kb)

Meeting notes by Tom Elliott

Photos of the meeting by Krzysztof Janowicz

Project Personnel

Karen K. Kemp
Michael F. Goodchild
Phaedon C. Kyriakidis
Matt Rice
Jordan Hastings
Philipp Schneider
Qingfeng Guan


Past Projects

Specialist Meeting on Spatial Webs - December 2-4, 2004