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Message from the Department Chair

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 remote sensing, geography, geoinformatics, earth systems science, and their various sub-disciplines.

The Premier Choice

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.

Get to Know Our Department

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.

We invite you to be part of our exciting and growing academic community.

Anthony Stefanidis Professor and Department Chair

Recent News


New NSF Award for GGS Faculty

Dieter Pfoser and Andreas Züfle were awarded $507,852.00 by the National Science Foundation for their research project NSF/AitF: Collaborative Research:... Read More →

Annual Meeting of the Middle Atlantic Division of the AAG

The Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University will host the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Middle... Read More →

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