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 Debuts GeoAI Working Group With Kickoff Meeting

TGI Debuts GeoAI Working Group With Kickoff Meeting 

The Taylor Geospatial Institute’s GeoAI Working Group Launches with a Well-Attended Kickoff with activities scheduled throughout the year. Geospatial experts from academia, industry, and government gathered in St. Louis to mark the start of the new TGI Working Group,…

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…