The Center for Partnerships in GIS (CPGIS) is dedicated to the understanding, applications,
and advancement of GIS technology and science in managing spatial resources and systems.
CPGIS focuses on increasing broader utilizations of GIS through research and education
and by demonstrating problem-solving applications of GIS science through real-world
CPGIS is very fortunate to be housed by and supported by the University of Memphis.
The University of Memphis provides the ESRI® GIS service platform campus-wide for
classroom instruction and for faculty and student use. In addition to providing state-of-the-art
office space and technological support the University encourages the multidisciplinary
integration of engineering, earth sciences, urban planning, transportation and other
specialized disciplines within the cadre of CPGIS staff. CPGIS offers free technical and user assistance to all faculty and graduate and
undergraduate students as well as instructional seminars for faculty and public/private
practitioners on the use of GIS in research and the more technical components of ESRI®
The use of multidisciplinary teams and faculty-student and student-student mentoring
has made CPGIS a working model for providing academic support services, advancing
scientific research, facilitating community oriented project designs, and completing
contract work. Contractual services include GIS data migration from legacy systems, spatial analyses, mobile data collection,
and web development for interactive mapping. Through its broad scope of research and
contractual services CPGIS has proven to be highly recognized for its partnership
with other universities and local, state and federal government, non-profit organizations,
and private industry.