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Center for Spatial Analysis

The Center for Spatial Analysis

About CSA

The Center for Spatial Analysis (CSA) is a multidisciplinary research center housed on the OU-Norman Research campus, specializing in applied geospatial technology research and development. We focus on providing services to: government agencies, private industry, and OU, educational outreach programs, and traditional sponsored academic research.

CSA is part of the Department of Geography Environmental Sustainability in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences.

Stephenson Research and Technology Center, with trees and a fountain in the foreground.

Data Warehouse Update

CSA has launched a New Data Warehouse Site. If you need assistance navigating the new site please contact Kelby Thomasson by email at

If you are having trouble being redirected to the new site please clear your browser cache.

International Student Admissions

Use the links below to access school district and school transportation district mapping apps & maps.

NOTICE: These links are accessing pages of the new CSA GIS Data Warehouse. If you have trouble accessing the data or maps you need, please contact Zak Gipson by email at

Spatial Calculator

The Center for Spatial Analysis has developed a replacement for the Spatial Calculator. The application is still being tested, but the public is invited to use it by clicking the hyperlink below. CSA will soon provide a comprehensive user's guide for this application.

Quick Links

Services CSA Provides

Core Capabilities

  • Web mapping application development, hosting, and maintenance
  • Spatial database creation, conversion, management, and processing (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Custom GIS, cartography, and geovisualization
  • Data warehousing and distribution
  • Training and Geospatial Educational Resource
A bronze buffalo statue with layers of rock and pink flowers in the foreground, with a blue sky.
An interior atrium of the Stephenson Research and Technology Center, with tables and chairs.