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.

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, Spring 2018

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
Jan 25 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Adam Terando
Feb 08 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Bill Wheaton
Feb 22 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Katie Holliday
Mar 15 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. DelWayne Bohnenstiehl
Mar 29 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Perver Baran
Apr 05 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Birgit Peterson
Apr 19 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Joseph Hummer

Dr. Adam Terando

Research Ecologist, USGS and NCSU Southeast Climate Science Center - Adjunct Professor, Applied Ecology – Faculty Fellow, Center for Geospatial Analytics – NC State; hosted by Dr. Ross Meentemeyer

Deep Dives into Climate Model Downscaling: Do Higher Resolution Models Help Us Better Adapt to Climate Change?Abstract

Bill Wheaton

Senior Geospatial Scientist, Geospatial Science and Technology program – RTI International, (Ret.); hosted by Dr. Eric Money

Synthetic Populations: Concepts and Applications in Geospatial ScienceAbstract

Dr. Katie Holliday

Environmental Epidemiology Postdoctoral Fellow - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; hosted by Dr. Aaron Hipp

The Built Environment and Physical Activity: Why Exposure Assessment MattersAbstract

Dr. DelWayne Bohnenstiehl

Associate Professor, Dept. of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences – Faculty Fellow, Center for Geospatial Analytics – NC State; hosted by Dr. Helena Mitasova

Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Marine EcosystemsAbstract

Dr. Perver Baran

Teaching Associate Professor and Faculty Fellow – Center for Geospatial Analytics – NC State; hosted by John Vogler

Space Syntax: Does it Matter in Urban Context?Abstract

Dr. Birgit Peterson

Geographer & Senior Scientist- USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center; hosted by Nick Kruskamp

Geospatial Data and Analytics for Pre- and Post-Fire Decision SupportAbstract

Dr. Joseph Hummer

State Traffic Management Engineer - Mobility and Safety Division - North Carolina Department of Transportation; hosted by Paul Schrum

Driverless America: How Things Will Change with Autonomous VehiclesAbstract

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