Stories From 2016

Sep 8, 2016

GIS at Your Fingertips: Tangible Landscape Webinar Showcases Open-source Solutions

On August 31st, the GeoForAll Laboratory at the Center for Geospatial Analytics presented a live multi-media webinar to a broad audience of online viewers, showcasing Tangible Landscape and describing how researchers around the world can adopt and adapt its flexible technology. While […]

Sep 6, 2016

Ph.D. Students Anna Petrasova and Vaclav Petras Elected to the GRASS GIS Project Steering Committee

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dr. Helena Mitasova, Associate Director of Geovisualization at the Center for Geospatial Analytics. Two Ph.D. students at the Center, Anna Petrasova and Vaclav Petras, were recently elected to the international GRASS GIS project steering […]

Aug 25, 2016

Popular Web Map Inspires Community to Explore Shenandoah National Park’s Roots

A web app collaboratively developed by the center and the National Park Service (NPS) is connecting the modern world with Shenandoah’s past. “Exploring Park History – One Tract at a Time” is an interactive web-based mapping application that allows viewers […]

Aug 23, 2016

Laura Belica Awarded NC Wildlife Federation Conservation Leadership Grant

Center Ph.D. student Laura Belica (Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources) has been named the 2016 recipient of the NC Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Leadership award. The $2,500 grant is given to “a student of exemplary merit” chosen for special recognition […]

Aug 16, 2016

Center Welcomes Record Number of Incoming MGIST Students at Fall Orientation

Last Friday, the Center community joined Associate Director of Professional Education Eric Money in welcoming over two dozen new students to the professional master’s program in Geospatial Information Science & Technology (MGIST) at their all-day on-campus orientation. The MGIST program admits a […]

Aug 10, 2016

Ph.D. Student Lindsey Smart Awarded $10,000 Fellowship to Study “Ghost Forests”

Center Ph.D. student Lindsey Smart has been awarded a $10,000 fellowship from NC Sea Grant / NC Space Grant to study the connection between rising sea levels and vegetation die-off along the North Carolina coast. Her research concerns the emergence […]

Jul 25, 2016

Remote Sensing Book by Center Researchers a 2015 Top Seller

In 2012, center researchers Siamak Khorram and Stacy Nelson – along with Frank Koch, a research ecologist at the USDA, and Cynthia van der Wiele, currently a senior environmental scientist at the EPA – published Remote Sensing, a guide to understanding the technical and practical […]

Jul 21, 2016

Ashwin Shashidharan Wins Travel Award To Participate In CyberGIS’16 Conference

Center PhD Student Ashwin Shashidharan (Dept. of Computer Sciences) won an $800 travel award to attend the The Third International Conference on CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science in Urbana, Illinois, on July 26-28. These awards “promote communication and collaboration while enabling […]

Jul 6, 2016

Tours of Geovisualization Lab Spark Discovery and New Partnerships

When you step into the Geovisualization Lab at the Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State, maps leap off computer screens onto touchable, interactive displays. Virtual reality headsets let you enter landscapes and experience how it would feel to be there. […]

Jun 1, 2016

MGIST Student Cherie Southwick Named Dangermond Fellow with Audubon Society

Current MGIST student, Cherie Southwick, has been named as one of only three national Dangermond GIS Fellows for 2016-2017.  The Dangermond Fellowship is a newly formed opportunity through a partnership between the National Audubon Society and Esri. The Audubon Enterprise GIS team selected […]