Our philosophy is to support you in developing your own geographic information technology capabilities by providing the facilities and expertise while you gradually acquire the hardware, software, and personnel to support your own capability.

The DIGIT Lab provides geospatial database development and analytical services to federal, state and local agencies, as well as private sector entities on a contract basis.

The DIGIT Lab depends on contracted projects to provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills to real problems, as well as gain valuable work-related experience. In turn, your project receives the benefit of the DIGIT Lab's state-of-the-art facilities and the expertise of our staff.


  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Enterprise Spatial Database Design and Development
  • Spatial analysis
  • Spatial statistics
  • Spatial modeling
  • Remote sensing and image processing
  • Analytical computer cartography
  • Spatial data visualization
  • Web mapping and graphic design

Areas of Specialization Include:

  • Mapping
    • Cartography
    • Web maps and applications
    • 3D mapping
  • Enterprise Spatial Database Design , Development and Integration
    • Geocoding
    • Spatial sampling
    • Field data collection (GPS)
    • Derived data (developing data from secondary sources)
    • SQL Server databases
  • MySQL and Access databases
  • Spatial Data Visualization
  • Areal Interpolation
  • Develop Area Based Measures
    • Socioeconoomic
    • Demographic
    • Built environment
    • Land use/ land cover
    • Climate
  • Spatial Statistics
    • Cluster detection
    • Spatial regression models
  • Spatial Analysis
    • Site selection
    • Network analysis
      • Transportation analysis
    • Spatial interpolation
    • Raster analysis
    • Environmental analysis
    • Health analysis
      • Disease mapping
      • Geographic cluster detection
      • Geographic health disparities
  • Spatial Modeling
    • Space-time
    • Simulation
    • Transportation modeling
  • Remote Sensing and Image Processing
  • Web and graphic design