Born from landscape architecture, geographic information systems (GIS) technology has a complex pedigree. GIS and design have long been intertwined, hard to separate, and competitive. GIS was seen as the place for mapping, planning, and analyses at the macro and meso scale, while computer-aided design (CAD) was seen as a design tool for engineering and architecture at the meso and micro scale. Those boundaries, ill defined and arbitrary to begin with, are beginning to blur further with the introduction of GeoDesign. So exactly what isGeoDesign?