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2015

Nov 18, 2015

Spatial Scale Of Climate Change Impacts Influences How Individuals Perceive Those Impacts

New research by Center Faculty Fellow Jordan W. Smith and graduate students Karly Bitsura-Meszaros and Rosemary Keane explores the relationships between individuals’ political ideologies, the information sources used to learn about the local impacts of climate change, and individuals’ perceived ability to adapt to those changes. Their findings suggest political ideologies are related to perceived risk,… 

A photo of Helena Mitasova giving a presentation

Oct 19, 2015

Helena Mitasova Elected To Open Source Geospatial Foundation Board Of Directors

Dr. Helena Mitasova, a Center Faculty Fellow and the Associate Director of Geovisualization, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, or OSGeo. This distinguished board membership is recognition of world-wide community trust in Dr. Mitasova’s vision and leadership for the future of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. OSGeo’s mission is… 

Oct 9, 2015

Ashwin Shashidharan Wins NSF Travel Grant To Attend ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems

Center PhD Student Ashwin Shashidharan (Dept. of Computer Sciences) was awarded an $800 NSF Student Travel Grant to attend the 23rd Annual ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems to be held this Fall in Seattle, Washington.  These nationally competitive awards are part of NSF’s commitment to maintain United States’ research competitiveness in… 

A photo of two Masters of Geospatial Information Science and Technology students using Google Glass at the North Carolina State University Center for Geospatial Analytics

Oct 5, 2015

MGIST Faculty Member Laura Tateosian Awarded DELTA Exploratory Grant

Dr. Laura Tateosian, a Center Faculty Fellow and GIS Faculty member, was awarded a competitive Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA) Exploratory Grant to develop ‘Py4All’, a web-based interactive feedback tool for students learning Python programming for ArcGIS in GIS 540. GIS 540, GIS Programming Fundamentals, is a fast-moving core course in the Center’s MGIST… 

A photo of Devon Gaydos

Oct 1, 2015

Devon Gaydos Wins Travel Award To Attend National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center Research Workshop

Devon Gaydos (FER and CGA PhD student) was recently selected from among a pool of international applicants to attend SESYNC’s annual Socio-Environmental Synthesis Research Proposal Writing Workshop at the SESYNC research center in Annapolis, Maryland. Congratulations Devon! This unique training and research opportunity is designed to support graduate students in the natural, social and computational sciences… 

A chart illustrating the steps in a process for designing, or redesigning, a geospatial data management system, beginning with an initial Needs Assessment process

Sep 16, 2015

A Needs Assessment Process For Designing Geospatial Data Management Systems Within Federal Agencies

Until there is wide adoption and implementation of geospatial data management standards among federal agencies, individual agencies can benefit from innovative tools and workflows that allow them to manage and deliver geospatial data in the most efficient manner possible. A new publication by Center researchers presents a needs-assessment process designed to: 1. Prioritize agencies’ geospatial information… 

An image of a landscape demonstrating the spread of Sudden Oak Death

Aug 31, 2015

Director’s Research Among Most Notable Papers Impacting The Science Of Ecology

As part of the Ecological Society of America‘s Centennial celebration, the organization released its top 10 lists of the most notable papers published in ESA journals. Director Ross Meentemeyer’s co-authored research paper, “Epidemiological modeling of invasion in heterogeneous landscapes: spread of sudden oak death in California (1990–2030),” published in Ecosphere, is among a very prestigious group… 

A photo of visiting students from a Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) workshop at the North Carolina State University Center for Geospatial Analytics

Aug 6, 2015

Duke TIP Students Learn Spatial Thinking And Problem Solving Skills At Geospatial Analytics Workshops

Approximately 45 Sixth grade participants in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) recently attended workshops at the Center’s Geovisualization Lab where they learned spatial thinking and problem solving skills through interactive demonstrations of Tangible Landscape, the Simulation Table, Immersive Virtual Environments, and instructor-facilitated classroom exercises. By all accounts, the experience left a wonderful impression on these talented… 

A presenter showing an example of geospatial modeling

Jun 22, 2015

Integrating Free And Open Source Solutions Into Geospatial Science Education At NC State

While open science perspectives have been increasingly adopted in research and industry, the trend is much less reflected in university educational programs. A new open access publication by Center researchers highlights how free and open source software has been used in tandem with proprietary software in geospatial education at NC State since 2008 to promote open and reproducible… 

A photo of Jared Berger giving a remote presentation

Jun 3, 2015

MGIST Graduates Team With Community Partner IntraHealth International To Develop Critical Spatial Decision Support Tools

Three recent graduates of the MGIST program received special invitations from community partner IntraHealth International, based in Chapel Hill, NC, to present their geospatial applications to agency representatives.  Jared Berger, Ricky Sabhikhi and Justin Bridwell worked closely with members of the IntraHealth team during Spring 2015 semester on two different projects as part of their…