GIS is becoming popular in all disciplines. As stated in Wikipedia, "In the simplest terms, GIS is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis and database technology. GIS may be used in archaeology, geography, cartography, remote sensing, land surveying, public utility management, natural resource management, precision agriculture, photogrammetry, urban planning, emergency management, GIS in Environmental Contamination, landscape architecture, navigation, aerial video and localized search engines."

The Spatial Initiative has had extensive experience in the development and application of GIS on a variety of research projects including, Western Canada Beef Productivity Study with the College of Veterinary Medicine, the South Saskatchewan River Basin Project, with the Centre for Hydrology, Department of Geography, and partnering with the Toxicology Centre on the THREATS project, for assessing ecosystem health through the development of customization of GIS software.

Below are some examples of current work involving GIS going on around campus.