About Us

We have developed a diverse range of research projects focused on communities in Indianapolis, across the nation, and around the world.

Key projects:

Disaster Planning

We research innovative ways to help state and local government officials plan for and effectively mitigate disasters. We have applied our unique community-focused process in six states and more than 100 counties.

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System Development

We developed the nation’s largest community information system, providing local organizations, researchers, and involved citizens with the detailed, geographically-precise information needed to make well-informed decisions.

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Translational Science

We apply practical applications of scientific research to improve community health and health care.

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Advancing Scholarship

As pioneers in the rapidly developing field of spatial humanities, we apply a spatial-analytical approach to humanities scholarship and explore how to fuse geospatial technologies to the needs of humanities.

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Building Community Capacity

We strive to be a catalyst for civic engagement and enduring change through creative collaborations among the arts, humanities, and religion. Part of our mission is to prompt citizens to think and act differently on behalf of their communities.

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Customized Course Development

With nearly 30 years of experience providing geospatial technology education, we can customize education and training programs for public, private, academic, and not-for-profit organizations with a wide array of interests.

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