San José State University
San José State University (SJSU), established in 1857 at the heart of Silicon Valley, is a comprehensive public institution and the oldest state university in California.
SJSU Department of Urban and Regional Planning
At SJSU’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, students access the region’s only accredited Urban Planning Master’s alongside diverse programs, including BA and MA in Geography, BS in GIS, and a Master’s in Public Relations.
SJSU GIS and Drone Society
The SJSU GIS and Drone Society is a dynamic student organization dedicated to the fields of GIS, remote sensing, drone mapping, computer vision, and machine learning. We regularly share innovative breakthroughs, club news, events, and highlight our members’ dedication and achievements.
Spatial Analytics and Visualization Institute
SJSU Spatial Analytics and Visualization Institute (SAVI) harness geography and Geographic Information Science for pivotal research and professional services, supporting university departments, community groups, public agencies, and private sectors throughout Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.
Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center
SJSU’s Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center (WIRC), an NSF-supported IUCRC, conducts critical wildfire research addressing the rising frequency and intensity of wildfires globally. Our interdisciplinary faculty focus on both physical and social dimensions of fire science, collaborating with industry and academic partners to innovate in prediction and observational tools for extreme fire behavior under climate change.
Mineta Transportation Institute
Established in 1991, the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at SJSU, in collaboration with Lucas College, enhances mobility through research and education, aiming for a safer, more efficient, and user-friendly transportation system. MTI’s commitment to workforce development and technology transfer fosters global connectivity and accessible transit solutions.
Citizen Science GIS
The Citizen Science GIS Group complemented by our innovative GeoBus project, engages the community in scientific research through GIS technology.
Smithsonian MarineGEO is a global network focused on understanding coastal marine life and its role in maintaining resilient ecosystems. It conducts long-term, biodiversity research across the world’s ocean environments, aiming to inform and improve conservation efforts and policies through groundbreaking scientific discovery.
University Consortium for Geographic Information Science
The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) is a collaborative academic organization dedicated to advancing research and education in GISci.
Through funding and leadership, the National Science Foundation (NSF) empowers discovery and innovation to advance knowledge and education, ensuring America’s global competitiveness and economic growth.
NASA Ames Research Center, located in California’s Silicon Valley, is a key facility for many of NASA’s critical missions and projects. Ames excels in research and technology development in aeronautics, exploration technology and science.
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is a non-profit dedicated to fostering global adoption of open geospatial technology. Through support for collaborative development, OSGeo provides reliable software, data, and education resources for geographic information systems (GIS).
American Association of Geographers (AAG)
The American Association of Geographers (AAG) is a leading network advancing the field of geography. Through advocacy, research, and education, the AAG supports its members worldwide, promoting interdisciplinary collaborations to address social, environmental, and geographic challenges.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) is a consortium of university-based programs offering credentials in urban and regional planning. ACSP fosters education, research, and practice in the field, aiming to enhance the global understanding and application of planning across public and private sectors.