Mar 04, 2016 Improving Broadband Coverage
Because broadband impacts so many aspects of life (such as education, job searching, and healthcare), communities recognize the importance of having fast and reliable broadband with extensive coverage. With this growing need for broadband, many communities seek to improve their citizens' broadband experience by adding or improving broadband infrastructure.
Feb 01, 2016 Certified Floodplain Manager
Virginia Tech's Center for Geospatial Information Technology (CGIT) hosted the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation during the week of January 25th in order to train over 20 individuals to become FEMA Certified Floodplain Managers. The course titled "Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)" was attended by CGIT staff members along with other local government organizations across Virginia including Montgomery County, Virginia Beach, Franklin County, and many others.
May 28, 2015 Merging Art and Science
CGIT has been mentioned in the CNRE Newsmagazine for participating in the recreation of a tornado in 3-D that could provide a more effective way to study storms. Meteorologist Jim Cantore visited Virginia Tech on February 6 to experience the storm inside the Cube, the immersive space used to display the storm. Matt Vaughan, a researcher from CGIT, developed the GIS map layers that worked with radar data to place the storm on the grid.
Apr 02, 2015 CGIT Gets a New Website
CGIT has taken the opportunity to give our website quite an update including a new layout consistent with the College of Natural Resources' web presence, updated contact and facility information, current research and development information, and a more comprehensive look at who we are and what we do!
The college already boasts a majority of Virginia Tech's coursework related to geographic technologies, making CGIT an excellent addition to the current CNRE research centers.
Mar 17, 2015 2013 Governor's Technology Awards
CGIT is honored to be named a recipient of a 2013 Governor's Technology Award for our work to develop the Broadband Planning and Analysis Toolkit in addition to a second 2013 Governor's Technology Award for our work in developing Veteran’s Broadband Access for Improved Healthcare.
A variety of high-tech initiatives assist Virginia Tech’s police department, emergency responders, and facility managers to make campus a safer and more secure place. These projects highlight the many ways that Virginia Tech works to protect students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus from both natural and man-made hazards.
Sep 11, 2012 CGIT Heads to the 2012 VA GIS Conference
CGIT shows a strong presence in Charlottesville at the 2012 Virginia GIS Conference with five presentations accepted.
Jun 20, 2012 CGIT Hosts Hot Topics Pitch Event
CGIT’s first annual “Hot Topics: Project Pitch Event” sizzles with new and innovative research directions.
Feb 24, 2012 CGIT Vineyards Team Heads to the Big Apple
CGIT’s Vineyards Team heads to the New York City for to give a presentation at the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting.
Oct 21, 2011 Building Information Modeling (BIM) Presentation
On Friday October 21, 2011, Deke Smith, will share his professional experience and provide direction based upon his book, Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide.
Apr 26, 2011 Peter Sforza Receives 2011 XCaliber Award
Peter Sforza, director and research scientist at CGIT, received the university's 2011 XCaliber Award. Read more at VT News.
Apr 15, 2011 AAG Presentation on San Fransisco Healthcare System
Virginia Tech researchers presented "Dynamics of an Urban Health Care System: Case of San Francisco 1880 to 1930" at the 2011 Association of American Geographers annual meeting in Seattle, Washington.