About Enterprise GIS

We seek to facilitate economies of scale and lower barriers to the integration of Geospatial Information Systems into teaching, research, engagement and administrative operations by supporting the geospatial computing, storage and software needs of the university and its partners.

The Enterprise GIS Group will achieve measurable benefits through:

  1. Accelerated Research: through continuing implementation of state-of-the-art geospatial technologies and the provision of a highly accessible base map in a variety of formats
  2. Enrichment of Education: through the pervasive integration of seamless mapping and visualization tools into curricula
  3. Knowledge Transfer: through dissemination of research results, best practices, and rigorous analysis of geospatial data to university researchers and our partners in a visually comprehensive format
  4. Streamlined Processes: by reducing spatial data duplication and increasing efficient, timely access to current maps and data for internal administrative operations
  5. Enhanced Security: by creating innovative, replicable benefits for communities by utilization of the most current geospatial data, tools, and analysis available for public safety and security interests

For more information, visit the Enterprise GIS website


Core services offered by Enterprise GIS, which are are cross-listed in the IT Service Catalog:

Additional activities:

Unit Leadership:

    Seth Peery, Director

        sspeery@vt.edu, 540-231-2178

    Luke Ward, Technology Manager

        lukew@vt.edu, 540-231-6026

    Richard Phipps, Systems Administrator

        rphipps@vt.edu, 540-231-7208