The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) brings together scientists and educators from Temple University, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to pursue the overarching goals of
Understanding spatial learning
Using this knowledge to develop programs and technologies that will transform educational practice, helping learners to develop the skills required to compete in a global economy.
SILC participants include researchers from cognitive science, psychology, computer science, education, and neuroscience, as well as practicing geoscientists and engineers who are particularly interested in spatial thinking in their fields, and teachers in the CPS.
SPLINT is a £3.9 million HEFCE-funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) led by the University of Leicester working in conjunction with the University of Nottingham and University College London. The focus of SPLINT is on the pedagogy of geospatial technologies; the pedagogy of taught postgraduates and the enhancement of spatial literacy in HE.
Inaugurated in 2008, the goals of the Center for Spatial Studies (spatial@ucsb) at University of California, Santa Barabara include:
Integrating spatial thinking into the corpus of reasoning across the domains of knowledge for research and teaching.
Framing curricula to equip UCSB graduates with the concepts, methods, and applications of spatial thinking.
Promoting research on new tools and applications of spatial thinking.
National Geospatial Program
The National Geospatial Program provides leadership for USGS geospatial coordination, production and service activities. The Program engages partners to develop standards and produce consistent and accurate data through its Geospatial Liaison Network. Operational support is provided by the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center. These and other Program activities that are essential to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) are managed as a unified portfolio that benefits geospatial information users throughout the Nation.
Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS)
The CSISS Mission recognizes the growing significance of space, spatiality, location, and place in social science research. It seeks to develop unrestricted access to tools and perspectives that will advance the spatial analytic capabilities of researchers throughout the social sciences. CSISS was funded in 1999 with support from the National Science Foundation under its program to promote research infrastructure in the social and behavioral sciences.
CASA: Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London
The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis is a (CASA) is an initiative within University College London to develop emerging computer technologies in several disciplines which deal with geography, space, location, and the built environment. As an interdisciplinary research centre expertise is drawn from archaeology, architecture, cartography, computer science, environmental science, geography, planning, remote sensing, geomatic engineering, and transport studies.