Contract Services

The GAC offers geospatial contract services. Faculty and staff have a wide-range of expertise in geospatial analysis, data collection, sustainability, urban and regional planning, and natural resource management.

Featured Services

  • Geo-locating of customer, client, participant data
  • Landscape Modeling
  • Land Cover Mapping
  • Location Analyses
  • Cartography and Map-based products
  • Mobile Data Collection
  • GIS Data Production
  • Web-mapping

Contact Robbyn Abbitt ( for more information and pricing.

Service Learning Projects

The advanced GIS course (GEO 442/GEO 542 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems) is considered a service learning/experiential learning course at Miami. Each semester students work for real-world clients with needs that can be addressed using geospatial tools and techniques. Past clients include:

  • Butler County MetroParks
  • City of Oxford
  • Hueston Woods State Park
  • Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA)
  • Miami University Institutional Relations
  • Miami University Natural Areas
  • Miami University Physical Facilities Department
  • Miami University Police Department
  • Globe Insurance Agency
  • Promospark promotional company
  • Email Us to become a service learning partner.

Talawanda Science Week

The GAC also participates in the annual Talawanda Science Week where science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) departments on campus host students from Talawanda's three elementary schools. Students participate in activities using (global positioning system (GPS) units, tablets for mobile data collection, and Google Earth for a look at extreme places on Earth.