Geotechnologies and geospatial analysis are used to solve problems and improve conditions, using New York City as a “living laboratory.” Geographic Information Science (GISc) is a fast-growing computer technology field involving the mapping and analyzing spatial data. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enable the assessment of and managing existing conditions and help predict future conditions, ranging from monitoring disease occurrences to endangered species preservation, managing water supplies, tracking real estate values, and crime-solving. GISc is especially valuable in policy- and decision-making and has become an indispensable component of most planning activities. GISc is used today in fields like criminal justice, marketing, economic development, public health administration, environmental assessment, risk analysis, ecology, urban planning, emergency management, real estate, government, and education.
Key Activities: Wireless broadband services, e-Government portal, GIS city information