About the Center

At the Center for Spatial Data Science (CSDS), we think spatially about research problems:
We develop state-of-the-art methods for geospatial analysis; implement them through open source software tools; apply them to policy-relevant research in the social sciences; and disseminate them through education and support to a growing worldwide community of over 270,000 spatial analysts.  CSDS is an initiative of the Division of Social Sciences and part of the University of Chicago's investment in computational social science. As of July 2016, CSDS succeeded the GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation at Arizona State University.


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