News and Announcements

Graduate and undergraduate students may apply for the 2014 Greater Kansas City (GKC) Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Scholarship.  Click here to learn more about the scholarship, including eligibility requirements.  The 2014 Scholarship Application Form must also be completed and submitted with the other scholarship materials.

GISSAL is proud to be a new partner of the Kansas City Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).  We look forward to working with SAME to support their mission of promoting engineering support, including geospatial analysis, for national security by developing and enhancing competencies among uniformed services, public and private sector engineers, and related professionals.

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GIScience Research, Services, and Outreach

Established in 1990 as a multidisciplinary center supporting spatial research, education, and outreach activities at Kansas State University, GISSAL has been recognized as a National Center of Digitizing Excellence by the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and key contributor to the 2005 ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Award for Agriculture awarded to Kansas State University. GISSAL combines faculty expertise and trained graduate and undergraduate student technicians with advanced geospatial technology and sophisticated spatial analysis capabilities.


GISSAL offers a modern computing infrastructure, access to state-of-the-art data visualization tools, and the most powerful GIS, satellite remote sensing, digital mapping, database, and statistical analysis software packages. Although primarily a research facility, GISSAL also offers contract services including GIS database design and construction, digital cartographic support and production, web-servable maps, distributed geographic information services, and customized GIS workshops and software training.