Geospatial Sciences

Geospatial Sciences

RTI’s Geospatial Sciences deploys geographic information systems and related technologies and provides expertise to organizations in the different stages of geospatial sciences operations.

Our team of skilled professionals transforms geospatial information into custom, web-based maps and other applications to support critical functions for a variety of industries related to transportation and economic development.



Our team implements geospatial solutions to provide state-of-the-art product applications for government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Geographic information systems
  • Photogrammetry and remote sensing
  • Application and software development
  • Training
  • GPS data collection

Recent Project Highlights

Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) Cost to Complete Application
This project develops and maintains the interactive web-based GIS mapping system for the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Economic Development Data Portal (EDDP)
EDDP is a mobile tool that allows users to identify prime locations and properties for development and provides key data sets of information. Users can view customized maps on mobile devices.

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)
This project is a public-private partnership utilizing expertise and assets to develop a data collection platform capable of collecting video and aerial imagery by utilizing a sUAS. Future applications include drilling and mining assesment; infrastructure damage inspection, asset management and temporal documentation; disaster mitigation; first response; land management; and environmental science applications.