Effective space management relies on information about people, places, and processes. Geographic information system (GIS) technology helps facility managers organize and spatially visualize where and in what type of space people work. The GIS team at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) has used GIS to handle the mammoth task of its facility's space management across its 800-acre facility, which holds approximately 400 buildings and test structures totaling 3.7 million square feet. Its 6,700 rooms house 4,000 employees. The center is primarily identified with wind tunnel research but supports many other disciplines, including structures and materials, flight electronics, and atmospheric science. Because of LaRC's diverse activities, the infrastructure is massive and complex, with a variety of facilities.
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