Center for Spatial Analysis and Research


The Center for Spatial Analysis and Research (CeSAR)  seeks to raise the visibility of existing activity, to encourage linkages and to stimulate new research and education at UMW in the rapidly developing field of GISc.  It accomplishes this mission by serving research, education, and administration with computer infrastructure support; shared hardware resources; distribution of site licensed software; specialized instructional classes and seminars; data development, repository and access; consulting services; programming support; community building; and outreach.

CeSAR professionals encompass a wide variety of academic disciplines and broader GIS experience.  To support its mission, CeSAR provides state-of-the-art technology and facilities.  The center serves as a leader and catalyst for the advancement of geospatial thinking and analysis for academic institutions, private industry, and the public sector.

Previous partnerships:

  • The city of Fredericksburg
  • Stafford County
  • The George Washington Regional Commission
  • Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
  • Comittee of 500