Geospatial Forum

The Geospatial Forum brings together researchers, educators, practitioners, and students of the geospatial sciences in an exciting series of lively presentations and discussions of frontiers in geospatial analytics for solutions to environmental and societal challenges. Come exchange ideas with each other and our distinguished guest speakers as they share their latest research, experiences, and applications in geospatial analytics.

Everyone is welcome! Members of the public can find parking information through the NC State Transportation Office; the nearest hourly pay lots to Jordan Hall are located at the Weisiger-Brown Athletic Facility and Avent Ferry. Many free Wolfline bus routes provide service to Jordan Hall at the Morill Drive/Faucette Drive stop, including Routes 1, 5, 7, 8 and 9; Routes 1, 8, 9 and 11 also stop a short walk northwest of Jordan Hall at the Dan Allen Drive/Hodges Building stop. Live bus information is available at

The Forum is a Wolfpack Certified Sustainable event. As part of our sustainability efforts, we encourage attendees to please bring your own cup, mug, or thermos for coffee and tea.

Would you like to receive email announcements about upcoming Forums? Join the Geospatial Forum listserv! To sign up, send an email to John Vogler ( with the subject line “Add to Geospatial Forum listserv.”

Would you like to add the Geospatial Forum to your Google Calendar? Follow this link to the public calendar and click the “+GoogleCalendar” button in the bottom right corner. The Geospatial Forum calendar will then appear under “Other Calendars” in your account.

Geospatial Forums are recorded and generally available on YouTube within 48 hours. Recordings of presentations dating back to 2014 are also available on iTunes U.

At-a-glance schedule for Spring 2019

The center hosts the Forum on most Thursdays during Fall and Spring semesters (note schedule below) at 3:30-4:30pm in 5103 Jordan Hall, NC State Central Campus. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and coffee are served at 3:00 pm in the 5th Floor lobby. Check the program below for topics that may interest you. We hope to see you at a future Forum!

Current Semester Geospatial Forum Schedule
Date Day Time Presenter
Jan 17 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Dan Obenour
Mar 07 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Camilla Mahon
Mar 21 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Gustavo Machado
Apr 04 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm CGA Doctoral Students
Apr 18 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Alex Klippel

Dr. Dan Obenour

Assistant Professor in NC State's Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and CGA Faculty Fellow; hosted by Dr. Ross Meentemeyer

Leveraging Multi-decadal Spatial Datasets to Model Water Quality in Coastal SystemsAbstract

Camilla Mahon

Satellite Product Manager at Mapbox; co-hosted by Kellyn Montgomery and Dr. Helena Mitasova

Modern Geospatial Tooling for Timely Decision MakingAbstract

Dr. Gustavo Machado

Assistant Professor in NC State's Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, and CGA Faculty Fellow; hosted by Dr. Ross Meentemeyer

Developing Risk Priority Scores for Communicable Diseases: a Small Area Health PerspectiveAbstract

CGA Doctoral Students

Kellyn Montgomery, Umesh Gupta, Devon Gaydos and Jason Matney

Learn more about each presentationAbstract

Dr. Alex Klippel

Professor in the Department of Geography at The Pennsylvania State University; hosted by Dr. Rob Scheller

An Immersive Science of Place - Paradigm Shift for Spatial Sciences?Abstract

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