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.”

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 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
Apr 27 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Emilio Mayorga
Apr 06 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Sandra Yuter
Mar 23 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Dar Roberts
Mar 02 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Shaowen Wang
Feb 16 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Marc Serre
Feb 02 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Brian Reich

Dr. Emilio Mayorga

Senior Oceanographer, Applied Physics Laboratory | University of Washington

Synthesizing River Carbon Fluxes from Streams to the Globe: Needs, Opportunities and FrustrationsAbstract

Dr. Sandra Yuter

Professor, Department of Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences | North Carolina State University

Spatial Frameworks for Analysis of Clouds and StormsAbstract

Dr. Dar Roberts

Professor, Department of Geography | University of California, Santa Barbara

Advanced Spectroscopic, Vertical and Thermal Analysis of an Urban AreaAbstract

Dr. Shaowen Wang

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Department of Geography & Geographic Information Science and Department of Computer Science

Synergistically Advancing CyberGIS and Geospatial Data ScienceAbstract

Dr. Marc Serre

Associate Professor | Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Incorporating River Distances and Flow in the Geostatistical Estimation of Surface Water Quality in Rivers of North Carolina and MarylandAbstract

Dr. Brian Reich

Associate Professor | Department of Statistics | NC State University

Deep Spatial Learning for Forensic Geolocation with Microbiome DataAbstract

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