8 research orgs form new geospatial institute in St. Louis

April 21, 2022
Former NGA Director Robert Sharp (at left), who joined UMSL Chancellor Kristin Sobolik in signing an Educational Partnership Agreement between UMSL and NGA last year, is joining the UMSL Geospatial Collaborative as a research fellow and will help guide efforts to lead collaborative K-16 workforce and talent development. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Daues/NGA)


ST. LOUIS – With the financial backing of billionaire businessman Andrew C. Taylor, eight Midwest research institutions have joined with the goal of turning St. Louis into the world’s center for geospatial research and innovation.

The Taylor Geospatial Institute (TGI) will be located near the NGA West campus in north St. Louis, offering the next generation of geospatial scientists and engineers research and development opportunities after graduation.