Introducing CyberGISX 0.9.1

We are pleased to announce the release version 0.9.1 of CyberGISX. CyberGISX is an open online platform that provides streamlined and user-friendly access to advanced cyberinfrastructure and cyberGIS capabilities with an integrated software stack for computationally reproducible and data-intensive geospatial analytics. Users can register for free CyberGISX accounts using their institutional credentials to access the CyberGISX platform. 

CyberGISX has been developed by a team led by Dr. Shaowen Wang within the CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies (CyberGIS Center) & CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information Laboratory (CIGI Lab) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

CyberGISX is built on more than a decade of leading-edge research on cyberGIS supported in part by several U.S. federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation. It has been used in a variety of geospatial-related domains such as agriculture, geography and spatial sciences, hydrology and water resources, and public health. Users from more than 4,000 universities, research institutes, and academic organizations in the US and worldwide can quickly register and start using CyberGISX with their institutional credentials.

This new release of CyberGISX includes the following updates for its four key components.

  • CyberGIS-Hub: All notebooks are now opened with a JupyterLab interface by default; the Hub service has been fully containerized to improve availability and accessibility.
  • CyberGIS-Jupyter: Switched to JupyterLab, improved how pip interacts with kernels, and added an R-Python kernel.
  • CyberGIS-Compute: Improved codebases and documentation:
  • CyberGIS-Vis: Added a function to the quantitative visualization module for searching location by place names; and another function for easily searching visualizations and better supporting reproducible visualizations. 

To learn detailed features of these components and how to report bugs/issues, please check out the release notes at: