Located in the heart of Fairfax, just a few miles from Washington DC, the Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science (GGS) offers an outstanding environment to study and perform cutting-edge research in  geography, geoinformatics, remote sensing, earth systems science, and their various sub-disciplines.

With a variety of educational offerings, ranging from undergraduate programs to graduate certificates and M.S. and Ph.D. programs, a strong and broad research agenda, and superb name recognition within the leading agencies and companies in our field, our department is a premier choice for academic education.

This website provides you access to the latest information about our academic programs and courses, our faculty, staff, and students, the research centers and labs affiliated with our Department, and career opportunities in our field.

With geospatial information becoming ubiquitous and part of everyday activities, ranging from GPS-enabled navigation and new satellite technology, to open source information and social media, career opportunities in geography and geoinformation science and related fields are thriving and forecast to further grow.

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Two Geographer positions, GS-7/9 with potential to GS-11, at the Smithsonian. These are “pathways” positions and as a... Read More →

3 Postdoc positions in Urban Simulation

Three Postdoc Positions, Urban SimulationThe Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science in cooperation with the Datalab at George... Read More →

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