Location. Collaboration. Impact.

About Us

Our Vision

To be the nation’s leader in geospatial science research and accelerate the St. Louis region’s development as a global geospatial center of excellence.

Our Mission

To advance geospatial science through multi-institutional, interdisciplinary collaborations in order to create innovative, real-world solutions to societal grand challenges.

Our Path

The Taylor Geospatial Institute operates as an interdisciplinary community of preeminent scientists that draws on the distinctive strengths and state-of-the-art computing infrastructure of eight research institutions to launch innovative, cutting-edge research programs that make a positive impact. We aim to:

  • Build a world-class, interdisciplinary research collaborative to address scientific and societal grand challenges, such as food security, supply chain resilience, health equity, and national security using location science
  • Establish a comprehensive spatial science research infrastructure as a catalyst for collaboration and partnership with industry, government agencies, and research entities
  • Translate research advancements into impactful commercial applications in partnership with the forthcoming Taylor Geospatial Engine
  • Contribute to the overall effort to develop, maintain, and retain outstanding talent in partnership with the St. Louis GeoFutures Coalition

Taylor Family Legacy Investment

The Taylor Geospatial Institute was established by a legacy investment from Andrew C. Taylor with supporting investments from each of the eight member institutions. This catalytic funding by the Taylors builds on St. Louis’ significant geospatial assets and accelerates the region’s position as the global center of geospatial innovation, impact, and excellence.