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Spatial Sciences & GIS *: About

USC Libraries and other related resources supporting academic scholarship in the spatial sciences.


Spatial Sciences can be roughly understood as any discipline dealing with the analysis and visualization of our lived environment. They encompass specific "spatial" disciplines such as geography, GIS (geographic information systems), cartography, urban planning, and architecture. They also overlap with any discipline that is trying to critically approach how individuals interact with their environment, such as sociology, philosophy, psychology, social work, religious studies, communcations studies, journalism, history, and many others. In short, Spatial Sciences are interdisciplinary in scope and are only limited by the focus of your research topic. If you think your research has a spatial component I would love to discuss it and help you take advantage of our library resources to meet your scholarly goals.

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Subject Guide

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Andy Rutkowski (Visualization, GIS, Spatial Sciences)

Office hours for 2018 spring semester: Wednesday 3 - 5 and Thursday 10-noon.

Please see the calendar with available consultation openings and feel free to schedule a time to meet.

Office located at VKC Library Room 36b