The Nation's First Geospatial Innovation Center

GeoTech Incubator

16,000 sq. ft. of innovative and collaborative space on T-REX's 4th floor connects our geospatial industry cluster, buzzing with startups, researchers, government partners, and supportive sector leaders.

Inclusive Active Learning

State-of-the-art classroom and creative space to usher in the next generation of a skilled and specialized local workforce, and inclusive programming such as Geosaurus Unleashed to inspire ideation.

Open Data Resource Lab

Big data is at the core of geospatial tech analysis. The Geospatial Innovation Center at T-REX will feature an ENORMOUS open and collaborative data library with datasets previously unavailable to early-stage startups.

STL's Geospatial Revolution Begins at T-REX.

Let's be clear. The geospatial world is undoubtedly gravitating towards St. Louis, MO. This isn't by chance. Our region is home to world-renowned research universities, Fortune 500 companies, dozens of existing geospatial organizations, and of course, a nearly $2 billion western headquarters in the works for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; the largest federal investment in the history of our region.

This is a transformational opportunity for our city, poised to become the global center of excellence in geospatial technologies. That is why T-REX has built a first-of-its-kind Geospatial Innovation Center on its 4th Floor, clustering this rapidly growing industry where its impact is needed the most; in the heart of Downtown St. Louis.

Less than 2 miles from the Next NGA West Campus and the Near Northside Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area in our backyard, T-REX is uniquely positioned to foster and support the expanding St. Louis geospatial ecosystem.

The Geospatial Innovation Center at T-REX, Powered by Bayer, is 16,000 sq. ft. of innovative and creative workspace dedicated to connecting and growing our geospatial community. Startups, researchers, government partners, and supportive sector leaders can collaborate and share resources amid an atmosphere of active learning classrooms, cutting-edge interactive technology, and world-class offices.


Arch Grants provides $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs who locate their early-stage businesses in St. Louis. Starting in 2020, Arch Grants is awarding 5 additional $50,000 grants each year specifically to geospatial startups to help build a pipeline of talent and technology for the quickly expanding geospatial cluster in St. Louis.
All recipients will be awarded free coworking membership to the Geospatial Innovation Center at T-REX for the duration of their grant!

Sponsors & Programming Partners


Leadership Team

Patricia Hagen, PhD

President & Executive Director, T-REX

Mark Tatgenhorst

Geospatial Program Director, T-REX

Geospatial Innovation Center Advisory Committee

Justin Bennett
Geodata IT

Robert Gaskill-Clemons, PhD
CTO, City of St. Louis

Eric Druker
Booz Allen Hamilton

Julie Murphy Finn
Kit Bond Strategies

Stephen Gillotte
Reinventing Geospatial Inc.
Jennifer Marcus
Planet Federal

Brian Monheiser
Network Solutions

Ingrid R. Peterson

Nick Powers

Greg Reynolds
Tom Seiler
Seiler Instrument

Timothy Siems

Christopher Tucker, PhD
American Geographical Society

Steven Ward, PhD
Climate Corp

Craig White