Stories From 2021

Jun 7, 2021

Observing Long-Term Annual Land Surface Phenology at Medium Spatial Resolution

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Xiaojie Gao has developed a new approach to track landscape-scale changes in plant life cycles using Bayesian methods and 30-m-resolution Landsat imagery.

Jun 3, 2021

Researchers Design Simulation Tool to Predict Disease, Pest Spread

A team led by Research Scholar Chris Jones developed a computer simulation tool called PoPS to predict pest and disease attacks on crops or forests, and to test when and where to apply pesticides or other management strategies to contain them.

May 24, 2021

Grad Students Wow with Award-Winning Infographics

Eight of the contest’s eighteen honorees, including two first-place winners, are graduate students at the Center for Geospatial Analytics. Congrats to all!

May 17, 2021

GIS Problem-Solving Through Service Learning

During the Spring 2021 semester, our graduating professional master’s students applied their knowledge and skills in community partnerships that supported affordable housing, pollution prevention, local planning and more.

May 14, 2021

Congrats to Our May 2021 Graduates!

This semester, we celebrate the NC State graduation of 49 members of the Center for Geospatial Analytics community. Congratulations to all of our doctoral, professional master’s and graduate certificate students on their perseverance and success!

May 4, 2021

Josh Randall Awarded Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Fellowship

Ph.D. student Josh Randall was recently named one of seven 2021 fellows by the Duke University Energy Initiative. His fellowship research will apply spatial analysis to support equitable energy access.

Apr 26, 2021

Where There’s Smoke: Reducing Downwind Impacts of Prescribed Burns

New research by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Kate Jones will use geospatial modeling and interactive data visualization to help fire managers consider the vulnerability of communities downwind of prescribed burns.

Apr 6, 2021

Brit Laginhas Wins 2021 ESA George Mercer Award

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Brit Laginhas and her coauthors won the Ecological Society of America’s 2021 award for an outstanding, recently published, ecological research paper by young scientists.

Apr 2, 2021

Alex Reinwald Is NC State’s 2021 Esri Innovation Program Student of the Year

NC State joined a select group of universities worldwide when it became part of the Esri Innovation Program in 2017. Congratulations to our 2021 EIP Student of the Year: Fall 2020 MGIST graduate Alex Reinwald!

Apr 1, 2021

Helping Clean Energy Move Forward

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Alex Yoshizumi is combining passions for geography, planning and sustainability to help map North Carolina’s energy future.