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The Center for Geographic Information Science and Technology conducts research on refugees and displacement.

Examples of this work include:

Geographic Information Systems for Refugees in Jordan via the RefuGIS project. See this summer 2017 ArcNews article about the RefuGIS project.

Refugee camp mapping in Rwanda. Watch this 2016 video that outlines how RIT students helped map a refugee camp in Rwanda.


Student-made video showing highlights of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Global Issues and Geographic Innovation study abroad trip to Rwanda in January 2016. A focus of the trip was to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to map the Kigeme Congolese refugee camp located in Rwanda.

Check back soon for more information refugee research in Center for Geographic Information Science and Technology.