GeoVISTA group pictureSensePlace2 screen capturePaulo Rapaso and Morteza Karimzadeh show off their awards.GeoVISTA Group, graduation weekend 2014Yanni CaoGeoVISTA Group, GIScience 2016

About Us

GeoVISTA Mission and Overview

As diverse scientific and societal issues generate growing volumes of geospatial data, demand for technologies to facilitate effective use of these data also grows. Critical issues include: assessing terrorist threats, understanding health-environment interactions, planning for dramatic changes in regional demographics, and managing environmental risk. The GeoVISTA Center is working to address the array of research challenges and opportunities posed in developing useful and usable technologies to take advantage of a wealth of geospatial data.


Getting to GeoVISTA

We always like having visitors! Whether you're interested in coming to study or work here or just want to pop in for a visit, here's where we are:

The GeoVISTA Center is located in 206 Walker Building at Penn State's University Park campus. Use the links at right for detailed campus maps.

Jobs and Study

The GeoVISTA Center is always looking for qualified applicants. Please send your resume to Dr. Alan MacEachren.

Specific position announcements will be posted here when appropriate:

GeoVISTA Videos

Featured Project: SensePlace3, election edition

SensePlace3 user interface

SensePlace3 allows you to search and map Tweets from and about specific places in the 2016 election cycle. Try it!