Welcome to SAVi
The SAVi Center at SJSU uses the power of geography and Geographic Information Science to produce impactful research and professional services to serve our university departments, neighborhood organizations, public agencies and private sector entities in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.
SAVi is partnering with Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) in PIT summer speaker series. Students will receive a badge for completing courses on basic Public Interest Technology (PIT) topics.
A recent SAVi study authored by SAVi-codirector assesses the relationships between transportation amenities and high-tech firm location in the U.S. tech clusters.
SAVi codirector's recent op-ed published shares policy insigths for tackling climate change from assessing progressive CA policies
This project assessed and visualized broadband availability vis-a-vis the location of those who are in need of broadband access in the Assembly District (AD) 30 communities. In AD 30; according to the Census 2018 estimates, one out of every three people is below 18 years old; who could be a student needing broadband service for the new academic year. A preliminary analysis revealed that the communities with a higher share of vulnerable households in this district are also the areas that have relatively lower broadband access fixed services. This project was done in collaboration with the SJSU Lurie College of Education and resulted in a report and a broadband access web-map which allows users to visualize, overlay and analyze broadband and the location of those who are in need of broadband access. The results of this project enable detailed assessment of the areas that could face connectivity challenges in order to support both public and private sectors, and local communities to work towards closing a digital divide within the AD 30 communities.
GISci and Mapping Implication for Environmental Studies and Sciences Research
Public Participatory Geography Research Panel
Creating A Vibrant Downtown Together
Virtual GIS Day @ SJSU: Speaking of GISci Advances
SAVi GIS Talk #5 - Using GIS, Drones, and data science for Urban and Environmental Studies