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!

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.

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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, Fall 2017

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. 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
Nov 30 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Andrew Wilson
Nov 02 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Bethany Cutts
Oct 19 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm David DiBiase
Oct 12 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Falk Huettmann
Sep 28 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Emily Berglund
Sep 11 Monday 12:50 - 1:40pm Dr. Katherine Martin
Aug 31 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm James Alberque

Dr. Andrew Wilson

Principal Member, Technical Staff - Scalable Analysis and Visualization Group - Sandia National Laboratories

Finding Needles in Airborne HaystacksAbstract

Dr. Bethany Cutts

Assistant Professor - Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management - NC State

Dead Grass and Disappearing Gardens - How Qualitative, Participatory, and Conventional Spatial Methods Help Discover the Social-ecological Connections in CitiesAbstract

David DiBiase

Director of Education - Esri

Will GIS Matter in the Internet of Things?Abstract

Dr. Falk Huettmann

Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology - Institute of Arctic Biology - University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)

Machine Learning-based Open Access Data Mining as the Latest Frontier in Geospatial Analytics and Global Conservation: Overcoming a Destructive Science Policy Culture as your 'Number 1' ConstraintAbstract

Dr. Emily Berglund

Associate Professor - Dept. of Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering - NC State

Networks or Neighborhoods? Simulating the Dynamics of Water Reuse Adoption and Impacts on Infrastructure ManagementAbstract

Dr. Katherine Martin

Assistant Professor - Dept. of Forestry & Environmental Resources - NC State. This event is jointly organized by FER and the Center for Geospatial Analytics.

Ecological Challenges across Land, Water, Space and TimeAbstract

James Alberque

GIS and Engagement Technology Manager, City of Raleigh – Information Technology

Leveraging Geospatial Technology and Strategic Partnerships to Support City Operations and Drive InnovationAbstract

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