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Geospatial Mapping Services at Virginia Tech: Benefits of Geospatial Training

This is a guide to help Virginia Tech community members discover geospatial data and Geographic Information System (GIS) resources and services available for their research.

Benefits of Geospatial Training

  • Enhanced Research: Geospatial skills enable researchers to explore complex spatial patterns and relationships, leading to deeper insights and more robust research outcomes.
  • Improved Skill Set: Geospatial training equips individuals with valuable skills in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and spatial analysis. These skills are applicable across various academic disciplines and industries, enhancing employability.
  • Interdisciplinary Learning: Geospatial training promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration, allowing participants to tackle real-world challenges from diverse perspectives.
  • Community Engagement: Universities can use geospatial training to engage with local communities. Mapping and spatial analysis can aid community planning, resource allocation, and disaster preparedness.
  • Career Advancement: Proficiency in geospatial technology is in high demand across various industries. Our services will equip individuals with valuable skills that enhance their employability.
  • Data Analysis and Visualization: Geospatial training enables individuals to analyze and visualize data in geographic contexts. This aids in the interpretation and communication of research findings, making them more accessible and compelling.
  • Geospatial Technology Advancements: Staying current with geospatial training allows students, faculty, and staff to leverage the latest advancements in GIS technology, remote sensing, and spatial analysis tools.
  • Data Literacy: It enhances data literacy as individuals learn to collect, manage, and interpret geospatial data, fostering a broader understanding of data-driven decision-making.