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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. As a division of OU’s College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, CSA specializes in applied research and development using geospatial technologies such as Enterprise GIS solutions, relational database management systems, web mapping, and custom geospatial web and mobile applications. 

With full-time research, professional, and administrative staff, CSA maintains a secure computing infrastructure to support research, development, and data dissemination. CSA hosts the State of Oklahoma GIS Data Warehouse, a central repository of geospatial data for the state. 

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Core Capabilities

CSA has nearly 30 years of applied research and development experience working with federal, state, tribal, county, and municipal government agencies as well as long term projects in support of the Oklahoma Tax Commission, State Election Board, and State Department of Education. Current areas of focus include but are not limited to state, Enterprise GIS solutions, web mapping, data creation, editing and maintenance, custom applications, and geospatial data analysis.

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GIS Data Warehouse

The GIS Data Warehouse is your one stop shop for open access maps and geospatial data downloads sponsored by the Center for Spatial Analysis. Viewers can explore interactive web mapping applications that illustrate various demographic, legislative, municipal, educational and other geospatial data.

Data Access

Education & Outreach

CSA contributes to a variety of educational programs and events to support the use of geospatial technologies in schools, communities, and businesses. This includes hosting GIS Day at OU annually and developing custom workshops on a variety of GIS workflows.

GIS Day 2023

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

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Education and School Districts

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

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
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