LASIG is a unit within the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). It conducts basic and applied research in Geographic Information Science by bringing together faculty, bachelor and master students as well as professionals, and provides a focus for GIS education and training at EPFL.
Geographical information plays an important role in the analysis of the structuring processes of the territory and of the landscape. It is strategic and can be valuated in a wide range of applications from land survey to molecular ecology. Large scale systems such as environment, cities or transportation systems depend on a variety of elements and factors and cannot be regarded without having recourse to geographical information. The goal is thus to model and analyze the geographical space, in which these systems reside with representation and digital tools.