Taylor Geospatial Institute

The Nation’s Leading Geospatial Research Collaborative Rooted in St. Louis and the Midwest

Founded in 2022, the Taylor Geospatial Institute is a first of its kind entity in the geospatial ecosystem – designed to fuel research, collaboration, and impact. With a legacy investment from Andrew C. Taylor and the commitment of 8 academic and research institutions led by Saint Louis University, TGI is the cornerstone of establishing a global center of geospatial excellence in St. Louis.

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OUR AREAS OF GEOSPATIAL IMPACT

CORE
GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE

Address national gaps in foundational geospatial research

FOOD
SYSTEMS

Improve sustainable agriculture through location science

GEOSPATIAL
HEALTH

Address health and social equity for more of the population

NATIONAL
SECURITY

Help create a secure and safe landscape around the U.S.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

The Institute provides funding to advance geospatial science, including support for postdocs, visiting scholars, faculty, and collaborative research. 

GEOSPATIAL EVENTS

See our calendar of geospatial-related events throughout the year. Make plans to engage with your geospatial community in person and virtually at all kinds of happenings. 

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LATEST NEWS

TGI Brief: Talking Sense to AI Image Retrieval

TGI Brief: Talking Sense to AI Image Retrieval 

by Bob Grant A TGI Fellow and research collaborators are embarking on a project to incorporate natural language and text prompts into AI image retrieval models to better aid investigators. Taylor Geospatial Institute Fellow Abby Stylianou, Ph.D., TGI Research Council…

A Geospatial Journey Marked by Courage: Nadine Alameh’s Story

A Geospatial Journey Marked by Courage: Nadine Alameh’s Story 

by Bob Grant Nadine Alameh is the inaugural executive director of the Taylor Geospatial Institute (TGI). Here, she reflects on key moments from her life that brought her to this new position and made her a world-renowned geospatial expert. Nadine Alameh, Ph.D., was a…

TGI Spotlight: Christian Blue, TGI Diversity Fellow

TGI Spotlight: Christian Blue, TGI Diversity Fellow 

by Bob Grant Christian Blue is a Taylor Geospatial Institute (TGI) Diversity Fellow, Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) senior, and an early career geospatial expert with his sights set on making a global impact across this constantly growing industry. With a rich…