About GIS

The Geographic Information Systems Laboratory (GIS Lab) at the University of Illinois Springfield was established in 2005. Embracing the constant technological advancements in the field of GIS, the GIS Lab at UIS aims to promote and support GIS research and education by emphasizing spatial thinking and the role of GIS in solving pressing socioeconomic and environmental issues.

Specifically, the UIS GIS Lab supports GIS research and education by:

  • Assisting decision making through the collection, management, analysis, and visualization of spatial data;
  • Developing automatic GIS data pipeline solutions to spatial problems by integrating GIS, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and artificial intelligence (AI);
  • Providing GIS consultancy, equipment, and service to University students, staff, and faculty;
  • Promoting GIS awareness and providing tailored training opportunities to the community.

The GIS Lab, directed by Dr. Yun Zhao, is located in the Human Resource Building (HRB) Room 107 on the campus of University of Illinois Springfield.