The NCGIA was founded in 1988 as a National Science Foundation center for research in geographic information and its related technologies. The Center is based at three sites in the United States: here at Buffalo (NCGIA-Buffalo), at the University of California at Santa Barbara (NCGIA-UCSB), and at the University of Maine (NCGIA-Maine).
The Buffalo site of the NCGIA (NCGIA-Buffalo) manages the Buffalo portion of the national center, supports a range of research grants and programs, and coordinates GIScience activities on campus. NCGIA-Buffalo is an organized research unit of the University at Buffalo, facilitating an active and interdisciplinary research community. More about us.
The NCGIA Advisory Committee met on 10/26/2016. Ling Bian reported the Center’s past activities to engage a broader community in GIS research at the international, national, regional, and campus level.
These efforts included intellectual activities (e.g. conferences, seminars), proposal development, and services for the UB community (grant management and graduate student recruitment). The Advisory Committee provided valuable advice on Center’s future activities in engaging broad research communities and providing services to the UB community.