Tony Giarrusso

Contact Information
  • Address
    280 Ferst Dr
    Atlanta,  GA  30332-0695
  • Phone Number: (404) 894-0127
  • Primary Email:
  • Job Title: Senior Research Scientist, Center for Geographic Information Systems
  • Alternate Job Title: Associate Director, Center for Geographic Information Systems
    Center for Geographic Information Systems, School of City and Regional Planning
  • Tony Giarrusso, AICP

Tony Giarrusso is Associate Director of the Center for Geographic Information Systems at the  Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. His teaching, research, and consulting activities focus on GIS-based planning solutions for land conservation, public health, alternative energy, coastal and marine resources, and environmental protection. Over the past twelve years, Mr. Giarrusso has been Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on more than 25 research projects. His research sponsors have included the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the State of Georgia (DNR and DHR), The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, Morehouse School of Medicine, The Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund International, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Atlanta BeltLine Inc., and the City of Atlanta. 

Apart from his research activities, he has been an instructor at Georgia Tech for the last eleven years, teaching introductory GIS courses at both the graduate and undergradute level.

Mr. Giarrusso served as a rural aquaculture extension agent with the Peace Corps in Burundi, Gabon, and Zambia, Africa from 1993-1998. 

Educational Background
1992 - B.S. Biology, Georgia State University
2000 - Master of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Geographic Information System Applications
  • Natural Resource and Environmental Planning
  • Non-Profit Decision Support
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

Additional Information


College of Design, School of City & Regional Planning, CSPAV - Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization

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  • Created On: May 14, 2010 - 5:40am
  • Last Updated: Jun 17, 2013 - 10:57am