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2014

A poster for the film Shored Up

Dec 12, 2014

New NC State Chapter of the International Association of Society and Natural Resources Receives Competitive Science Communication Award

The newly formed NC State chapter of the International Association of Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) was awarded a competitive science communication grant to host a film screening and panel discussion on the effects of salinization to the natural and social systems of the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula. The award-winning documentary film “Shored Up: When Human Nature and the… 

An image of two women conducting a geospatial 3-D visualization

Dec 9, 2014

Enhanced Visual Depth Cues from 3D Visualization Technologies Do Not Affect Individuals’ Perceptions of Trail Degradation

New research from Jordan W. Smith (Center Faculty Fellow), Yu-Fai Leung, Erin Seekamp (Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management) as well as grad students from across the College of Natural Resources, explores the value of 3D visualization technologies to better understand visitors’ perceptions of environmental impacts to recreation resources. The group’s research, which was… 

A image of the probability of new (simulated) development - based on 55 stochastic model runs - for each of four scenarios.

Dec 1, 2014

New Urban Growth Simulations Reveal Trade-Offs Between Alternative Conservation Planning Approaches

Land that is of great value for conservation can also be highly suitable for human use, resulting in competition between urban development and the protection of natural resources. New research by Center investigators demonstrates how simulating urbanization scenarios using FUTURES land change model reveals critical trade-offs between alternative conservation planning approaches. Postdoctoral scholar Monica Dorning and co-investigators, including Jennifer… 

A headshot of Hugh Devine

Nov 3, 2014

Reception to Honor Dr. Hugh Devine set for Friday, December 5, 2014

Longtime advocate of the geospatial sciences at NC State, Dr. Hugh Devine, will be retiring effective January 1, 2015, after 37 years of outstanding University service. A reception to honor Hugh and his contributions to the Center for Geospatial Analytics, PRTM, the College, and the University will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 from 1:30pm –… 

Sep 18, 2014

Geospatial Analytics Forum Featuring Dr. Markus Neteler Highlighted in Recent Opensource.com Article by MGIST Alumnus Jason Baker

Jason Baker‘s recent article, “Back to school with GRASS GIS,” posted September 18, 2014, at Opensource.com highlights the presentation given by Dr. Markus Neteler at the Center’s first Geospatial Analytics Forum of Fall 2014.  This is great exposure for our Center and for Open Source Solutions. (Author is not a member of NCSU OSGeoREL). 

Sep 15, 2014

Open Source Geo Lab Team Delivers Sold Out Workshop at 10th FOSS4G Conference

The Center’s OSGeo lab team led by Vaclav Petras delivered a sold out workshop on “Spatio-temporal data handling and visualization in GRASS GIS” at the tenth annual FOSS4G Conference held in Portland OR, the global gathering focusedon open source geospatial software. The team would like to thank all Center for Geospatial Analytics students and colleagues who helped to… 

Aug 17, 2014

Anna Petrasova and Vaclav Petras (MEAS and CGA Graduate Students) Elected as OSGeo Charter Members

Congratulations to Anna Petrasova and Vaclav Petras, graduate students with MEAS and the Center for Geospatial Analytics, for being recently elected as OSGeo charter members! The membership is a recognition of their substantial contributions to free and open source geospatial software and active participation in the open source geospatial community.  Congratulations Anna and Vaclav! 

Jul 10, 2014

“Remote Sensing” Textbook Co-authored by Center Faculty Khorram and Nelson Hits Top 25% Most Downloaded Springer eBooks of 2013

“Remote Sensing,” a SpringerBriefs in Space Development series publication (Springer Publishers 2012; ISBN 978-1-4614-3102-2) and textbook co-authored by Center for Geospatial Analytics Faculty Fellows Siamak Khorram and Stacy Nelson, along with Cynthia Van Der Wiele and Frank Koch, has hit the top 25% most downloaded eBooks from Springer publishers for the year 2013.  Congratulations to… 

Jun 19, 2014

Visiting Scholar Adem Kurtipek Wins 1st Place in ESRI’s 2014 Storytelling with Maps Contest

Adem Kurtipek, visiting scholar from Turkey, won 1st Place with Best Travel and Destination Story Map in ESRI’s 2014 Storytelling with Maps Competition with the following site: http://gencharitaci.net/VisitTurkey/ Adem is a geospatial engineer with the General Directorate of Forestry in Kastamonu, Turkey, and has been a visiting scholar with the Department of Forestry and Environmental resources at… 

A photo of Bill Slocumb accepting an award on behalf of Hugh Devine

Jun 5, 2014

Hugh Devine Receives the 2014 Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) National Network Award

Dr. Hugh Devine was awarded the 2014 Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) National Network Award on June 4, 2014. The prestigious CESU National Network Award is presented biannually to recognize individuals who have contributed substantially to the development, implementation, or accomplishments of the CESU Network. Bill Slocumb accepted the award on Dr. Devine’s behalf. Congratulations Hugh!