OGIS - Office of GIS and Remote Sensing Research OGIS - Office of GIS and Remote Sensing Research Virginia Tech

OGIS Mission

GIS Map To promote broad application of GIT: geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and the global positioning system (GPS) through applied and theoretical research, outreach, and education in direct collaboration with the federal government, Virginia’s industries, state and local governments, and Virginia Tech faculty.

OGIS is an affiliation of teaching and research faculty from 5 colleges, 15 departments and the Virginia Tech Libraries who share an interest and expertise in Geospatial Information Technologies (GIT).

Who we are:
OGIS is an affiliation of teaching and research faculty from 5 colleges, 15 departments and the Virginia Tech Libraries who share an interest and expertise in Geospatial Information Technologies (GIT).

What we do:
Geographic information systems, the global positioning system, and remote sensing are multibillion-dollar industries that have exhibited growth in the range of 15-25% over the past 10 years. With Virginia’s prominent location near the seat of federal government in Washington, DC, the Commonwealth is a focal point for explosive growth in Geographic Information Technology (GIT). Computerized mapping and spatial analysis along with data collection from afar directly support the profitability and efficiency of any Virginia firm or agency that makes use of the technologies. OGIS works to assist Virginia companies, state agencies and federal agencies with needed research, development, training and education to make full competitive use of geographic information systems, remote sensing technologies, and the global positioning system.


Maps Librarian
Bruce Obenhaus
540-231-6181
2005 Newman Library

GIS specialist
Ed Brooks
540-231-9225
2030 Newman Library

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