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Location Intelligence for Food Equity (LIFE) neighborhood map

Food Equity and Security in Hampton Roads

The Location Intelligence for Food Equity (LIFE) project partnered researchers from Old Dominion University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk State University, and the Hampton Roads Biomedical Research Consortium to develop spatial data that identify food equity and security information at the neighborhood scale.

WHRO "At A Crossroads" Project

WHRO "At A Crossroads"

Flood-mapping project featured on WHRO's "At A Crossroads" series that shows the impact of flooding and sea level rise in some of Hampton Roads most socially vulnerable areas.

Wind Energy Project

Wind Energy Project

The Windsite page provides interactive resources for those seeking to establish locations for sustainable wind energy developments

Virginia Tornado Alley Project

Virginia Tornado Alley

A project that discusses the patterns and trends of severe weather in Virginia and displays locations within the state that have experienced the strongest tornadoes.

Storm Surge Model of Kaufman Mall

Elevation Standards for Flooding Analysis

ODU worked closely with the Commonwealth to develop research-based recommendations to for elevation standards for new, state-owned buildings.

Street Flooding

Blue Line Project – Future Sea Level

ODU partnered with City of Norfolk and NOAA to use drones, GIS, blue water-based paint, chalk lines, and flags to show the projected future high tides.


Major Hurricane Impacts Modeling

An Analysis of the Potential Costs and Consequences of a Hurricane Impacting the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metropolitan Area.

ODU Historical Imagery Web App

ODU Historical Imagery Web App

A web mapping application to display historical aerial imagery for ODU's main campus from the 1970s to present.

Port of Virginia logo

Port of Virginia Sea Level Rise Study

A study of the Norfolk International Terminal South to determine which areas and infrastructure are susceptible to tidal flooding, storm inundation and surge.

GIS drone

UAVs (drones) for Coastal Hazards Research

Calibration of HF Radar using UAVs

Calibration of HF Radar using UAVs

Partnership with CCPO to use small UAVs to calibrate high frequency radars used for ocean surface current mapping.


Reality Check Hampton Roads

Over 120 maps were developed and analyzed using GIS, providing information critical to planning the future of the Hampton Roads Region.

Williamsburg Lawn

Campus Tree Trail

Creation of GIS database and 2d, 3d visualizations of trees on ODU Norfolk campus. Data collected by students and project conducted in partnership with ODU Facilities Management.

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!