About Us

Our History

We were founded in July 2015 in Orlando, Florida. Citizen Science GIS, a 2017 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award winner (one of four higher education awardees worldwide), is housed at University of Central Florida.

We have received funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation and University of Central Florida. Our core partners include University of Belize, Old Domnion University, Smithsonian MarineGeo, 15lightyears, Esri, Hexagon Geospatial, IBM, Parrot Education, GeoTel, Catchbox, Hexagon Geospatial, and citizen scientists like you.

Our Mission

We make science more accessible and understandable by cultivating geospatial technology partnerships between communities and scientists across the globe.

Our Values

    Through our collaborative geospatial technology research and education initiatives, we:
  • respect and appreciate all forms of knowledge
  • cultivate meaningful and authentic partnerships between science and society
  • discover innovative and sustainable solutions to social and environmental challenges
  • inspire the next generation of global visionaries

Objective 1

We use geographic research methods to identify community-defined assets, needs, and future visions.

Objective 2

We develop free and open geographic resources, maps, and data in collaboration with our partners for intentional and transparent information sharing.

Objective 3

We support the empowerment of underrepresented residents and communities through the use of geospatial technologies.

Objective 4

We offer geospatial technology training opportunities and workshops to diverse groups of people across the globe.