Gulf Coast Geospatial Center
What We Do
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Geospatial Center (GCGC) was established in September 2001. Our mission is to create and provide useful and comprehensive spatial datasets using new and existing geospatial technologies to provide support, information, research, and applications that benefit the public and private sectors of the communities we serve. Designated by NOAA in 2007 as the Mississippi Spatial Reference Center (MSRC), the GCGC provides accurate and up-to-date geodetic positioning for the State of Mississippi and leads NOAA NGS’ 5-State Geospatial Modeling Program that spans the southeastern United States. Coupling GPS (Global Positioning Systems), Remote Sensing, and Geographic Information technologies, research at the GCGC provides insight into advancing the understanding of GPS positioning, as well as Mississippi’s mainland and near-shore coastal environmental and geological processes.
State Spatial Reference Center
GCGC maintains 52 continuously operating reference stations for the state of Mississippi.
High resolution remote sensing data collection, spatial analysis, and mapping with specialties in geodetics and physical near-shore processes.
NOAA NGS Partner
Lead institution for NOAA NGS Geospatial Modeling program for the southeastern United States (TX, LA, MS, AL, FL).