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CCGT is proud to support our faculty, industry partners, extension agencies, non-profits and academic partners in their research and service initiatives. Below are some of the major awards that CCGT has participated in.

Disease Modeling and Analytics to Inform Outbreak Preparedness, Response, Intervention, Mitigation, and Elimination in South Carolina (DMA-PRIME).
Award: $6,979,562. 2023-2025 

GIS Application for Building a Nationally Representative Forensic Taphonomy Database.
Award:$457,536. 2021-2023

MRI: Development of Enodia: A Highly Reconfigurable, HPC-backed Instrument Enabling Multifaceted Interactive Visualization.

Award: $331,245. 2018-2023

Collaborative Research: MRA: Scale, Space, and Time: A Unifying Approach to Aquatic Invasions.
Award: $318,723. 2021-2024

Exposure, Risk, Social Networks, and Well-Being: Community-Level Inference from CLIA-Lab Sampling. Award: $24,937. 2021-2022.

GEOPATHS: GP-EXTRA. Building an Affective Pathway to the Geosciences through Experiential Learning Opportunities for Non-Geoscience Majors.

Award: $599,139. 2015-2020

In the News

Check out articles and news stories featuring events, collaborations, and initiatives happening at the Center!

Clemson’s Center for Geospatial Technologies (CCGT) wins Esri national award. Clemson News. August 2023


Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies Inspires Campus-Wide GIS Use. Esri User Story. January 2022.


Collaborative Drone Project Offers New Look at Clemson's Campus. Clemson News. June 2021.


Promoting GIS for Good. Geoinspirations Podcast Series, Directions Magazine. June 2020.

Clemson’s August drone workshop will help local businesses, research take off. Clemson Newsstand. July 2019

The Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies created an innovative Esri Story Maps app of Clemson University, also known as Tigertown. ArcWatch: GIS News, Views, and Insights. July 2017


Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies collaborates to build interactive 3D campus database. Clemson News Stand. February 2017.


New maps show where to generate solar energy in South Carolina. Environmental Research Web.  November 2016


Clemson University team identifies best solar sites in South Carolina. Renewable Energy Magazine. October 2016.


New Maps Show Where to Generate Solar Energy in South Carolina. Eurasia Review, October 2016. ECN. October 2016.,  October 2016. Clemson News Stand. October 2016

Clemson Mappers Participate in White House Mapathon. Computing and Information Technology Monthly Update. June 2016.


Publications and Presentations

We value opportunities to pursue original research projects and share our achievements, progress, capabilities, and ideas with our Clemson colleagues, professional organizations, and external institutions. 



GeoFOR: a collaborative forensic taphonomy database for estimating the postmortem interval. Weisensee, Katherine E., Cristina I. Tica, Madeline M. Atwell, Carl Ehrett, D. Hudson Smith, Patricia Carbajales-Dale, Patrick Claflin, and Noah Nisbet. Forensic Science International, 111934. 2024


Using GIS to improve public health emergency response in rural areas during the COVID-19 crisis: A case study of South Carolina, US. Carbajales-Dale, P., Annan-Coultas, D., Joseph, A., Thompson, M., Jafarifiroozabadi, R., Limber, S. P., … Mihandoust, S. Transactions in GIS, 00, 1– 21. 2023


Accuracy of Drone-Based Surveys: Structured Evaluation of a UAS-Based Land Survey. Burgett, J., Lytle, B., Bausman, D., Shaffer, S., & Stuckey, E. Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 27(2), 05021005. 2021


Diabetes Patient Surveillance in the Emergency Department. Sava, M. G., Pirrallo, R. G., Helsel, B. C., Tian, J., Carbajales-Dale, P., Wang, K. C., ... & Gimbel, R. W. M. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health. 2021

Rolling coal: The greenhouse gas emissions of coal rail transport for electricity generation. Sherwood, J., Bickhart, R., Murawski, Dhanani, Z., Lytle, B., Carbajales-Dale, P., & Carbajales-Dale, M. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2020

Evaluating the integrity of forested riparian buffers over a large area using LiDAR data and Google Earth Engine. Zurqani, H. A., Post, C. J., Mikhailova, E. A., Cope, Michael P., Allen, J. S., & Lytle, B. Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS) 225. 2019.

Digital Story Map Learning for STEM Disciplines. Groshans, G., Mikhailova, E., Post, C., Schlautman, M., Carbajales-Dale, P., & Payne, K. Education Sciences, 9(2), 75. 2019

Rolling Coal: The Environmental Impacts of Coal Rail Transport for Electricity Generation (351812). Sherwood, J. G., Bickhart, R., Murawski, E., Dhanani, Z., Lytle, B., Carbajales-Dale, P., & Carbajales-Dale, M. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2018.

Cyber Literacy for GIScience: Toward Formalizing Geospatial Computing Education. Eric Shook, Forrest J. Bowlick, Karen K. Kemp, Ola Ahlqvist, Patricia Carbajeles-Dale, David DiBiase, Eun-Kyeong Kim, Scott Lathrop, Britta Ricker, Patrick Rickles, Johnathan Rush, Jennifer N. Swift & Shaowen Wang. The Professional Geographer, DOI:


Developing and Evaluating an ESRI Story Map as an Educational Tool. Michael Cope, Elena A. Mikhailova, Christopher Post, Mark A. Schlautman, Patricia Carbajales-Dale. Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education. Vol.47, Issue (1) · Jan 2018, doi: 10.4195/nse2018.04.0008


Utility-Scale Solar PV in South Carolina: Analysis of Suitable Lands and Geographical Potential. Amanda Farthing, Michael Carbajales-Dale, Scott Mason, Patricia Carbajales-Dale, Palak Matta. BioPhysical Economics and Resource Quality. Vol. 1, Issue 2, Dec 2016. doi: 10.1007/s41247-016-0009-5



GIS: Technology in the Service of Humanity. 4th GIS Latin-American (LATAM) Conference. Mexico. October 2023 (keynote speaker)


Ask a librarian: How University Libraries Are Building ArcGIS StoryMaps Programs. Esri Education Summit. July 2023 (panelist)


Sustainability, GIS, and Study Abroad: A Winning Combination. Esri Education Summit. July 2023 (presenter)

Postmortem Interval Estimation Using a Novel Data Set and Methods. American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Conference. February 2023 (presenter).

New GIS Service Models for Higher Education. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. February 2022 (panelist).

Leveraging Librarian Power: Enhancing GIS Instruction Through Co-Teaching. ESRI Education Summit. June 2021 (panelist)

Co-Teaching with Librarians: Leveraging Librarian Power to Enhance the GIS Curriculum. University Consortium of Geographic Information Science Annual Symposium. June 2021 (panelist)


COVID-19 Testing Allocation: A Data Driven Approach. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. April 2021

The Public Interest Data Literacy Initiative: Sharing and Gathering Feedback. Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. April 2021 (panelist).

GIS Support Services in Higher Education Post COVID-19. 2nd GIS Latin-American Conference. October 2020 (panelist).

Retooling Library GIS Services for Online Learning and Research. ESRI Education Summit. August 2020 (presenter)


Managing ArcGIS In Higher Education: Best Practices. ESRI Education Summit. August 2020 (presenter)


Story Maps in the Classroom. ESRI Education Summit. July 2019 (presenter)


Envisioning Risk of Hurricane Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise. Invited presenter and instructor. NCAR GIS Program BRIGHTE Workshop Series (National Center for Atmospheric Research, NCAR). Boulder, Colorado, July 2018, July 2019.

The UAV Research Support Program at Clemson University. Invited presenter. Coastal SC GIS User Group. Charleston, SC, January 2019.

Pathways towards Cyber GIS: Examples at Clemson University. ESRI Education Development Center webinar. May 2018.

Geospatial Support Services: A Tale of Two Campuses & GIS for Good: Serving Communities through Education. Keynote speaker for GIS Day at Ball State University. Fall 2017.


Realizing the Right to Science in Policy and Practice. AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting. Washington DC, July 2017 (moderator).


GIS in the Election: Field Tools, Back Office Analysis and Story Telling. ESRI User Conference, San Diego, July 2017


Universities Leveraging GIS for Facilities Management. ESRI User Conference, San Diego, July 2017


New Frontiers in Research and Data. UCGIS Symposium. Arlington, Virginia, May 2017 (panelist)


A CyberGIS Multi-Criteria Harvest Assessment Framework. UCGIS Symposium. Arlington, Virginia, May 2017 (presenter)


Giving Meaning to the Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress and its Applications: A Multi-Method Interdisciplinary Project. Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Greenville, April 2017 (presenter)


Article 15: Understanding the Human Right to the Benefits of Science to Help Progress and Its Applications. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, April 2017 (panelist)


Policymaking under a human rights framework. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, April 2017 (presenter)


Mapping TigerTown. Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies. Presented to the University on August 12 and August 26, 2016.


Digital Creativity: Culture Re-imagined. World Intelectual Property Day. Clemson University. April 2016. (panelist)


Experimental Learning Environments. Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). San Antonio, TX. Spring 2016 Meeting.


The Human Side of Supporting Research. Internet2 Global Summit, Chicago, May 2016 (presenter)


Educating the next generation in CyberGIS Challenges Opportunities. CyberGIS Curriculum Workshop, San Francisco, California, April 2016. (Position paper)


Experimental Learning Environments. Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring 2016 Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, April 2016 (presenter)


Broadening Participation in OSG, Open Science Grid All Hands Meeting, Clemson University, March 2016 (panelist)


CyberGIS Symposium: Frontiers in CyberGIS Education, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 2015 (panelist)


The ACI-REF program: Advancing Intensive Geospatial Research and Education, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 2015 (presenter)

Social Media

Social media sites are great outlets for you to stay connected with CCGT. Please like, follow, and share with anyone who you think might be interested in the new software releases, upcoming workshops and exciting GIS news. 
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