In the past few years, St. Louis has quickly made great strides to become the geospatial capital of the world. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is currently constructing their new $1.7 billion Next NGA West campus in North St. Louis. Upon completion, the new NGA building will span 700,000 sq. ft. and house 3,100 employees in 2025.
In addition to the NGA’s major construction project in St. Louis, the Geospatial Innovation Center at T-REX (formerly known as Geosaurus), is becoming a focal point in St. Louis. National and international companies alike have been attracted to this first of its kind geospatial innovation center to be a part of the geospatial momentum. Furthermore, construction has begun on the NGA’s Moonshot Labs within the T-REX building. The lab will house between 50-70 NGA employees to act as a resource to the community on unclassified projects.
These are just a few of many examples of how St. Louis continues to solidify its place as the hub of the geospatial technology industry. Check out The STL’s series of videos and articles about what geospatial technology is and how St. Louisans are putting the city on the map for excellence in the industry.
Watch Defining Geospatial to learn more about Geospatial technology and how you use it every day.
Entrepreneur Bronwyn Morgan brings drones and geospatial tech together with her company, XEO Air in Flying High.
Kemba Noel-London used geospatial data in her doctoral research to discover disparities in access to youth sports throughout the St. Louis region in Mapping Inequities.
Watch Mapping Out the Future to see what’s coming next.