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Insect - Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University

Jun 8, 2022

Forecasting the Arrival of an Insect Pest

Invasive agricultural pests are a big problem, and the first step to preventing or minimizing their damage is determining whether an area is environmentally suitable for invasion. Predicting *when* a pest is likely to arrive, though, is just as important as anticipating *where*... 

The invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly.

Jun 8, 2022

Invasive Insect that Kills Grapes Could Reach California Wine Region by 2027

An NC State study predicts the spotted lanternfly has a low probability of first reaching the grape-producing counties of California by 2027, and a high probability by 2033. 

PoPS - Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University

Jun 8, 2022

Pest or Pathogen Spread (PoPS) Model 2.0.0 Released

Developers at the Center for Geospatial Analytics have released the newest official version of the Center's signature open source system for forecasting the spread of insect pests and disease and for testing control strategies: PoPS 2.0. 

Belltower - Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University

May 31, 2022

Meet the Center for Geospatial Analytics’ Associate Directors

In November 2021, the Center for Geospatial Analytics added a new associate director to its leadership team, and since has refreshed the titles of its three other associate directors. 

Alumni Gateway - 2020-21 University Faculty Scholars Named - Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University

May 27, 2022

Ph.D. student wins paper competition at AWRA Geospatial Water Technology Conference

Congratulations to Kimia Karimi, advised by Faculty Fellow Dan Obenour, recognized for her work titled “A Data-Driven Model for Assessing Nutrient Management Efficacy at the Watershed Scale.” 

Monitors and a data visualization map displayed on a counter in Hunt library, windows in background

May 9, 2022

NC State Students Host Exhibition to Celebrate W.E.B. Du Bois’ Visualization Work

The exhibition features a variety of research and data visualization inspired by Du Bois's work. 

NC State student Katie Kolcusky - Graduation to Vocation: Katie Kolcusky is Using Data to Support Policy - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

May 5, 2022

Graduation to Vocation: Katie Kolcusky is Using Data to Protect Nature

Upon graduation, MGIST student Katie Kolcusky will begin work as a solution engineer with Esri's National Government Team. 

NC State graduation

May 5, 2022

Congrats to Our May 2022 Graduates!

This semester, we celebrate the NC State graduation of 58 members of the Center for Geospatial Analytics community. Congratulations to all of our doctoral, professional master’s and graduate certificate students on their success! 

wind turbines in a row line a dirt road against a blue sky with white clouds

May 5, 2022

Leveraging GIS Know-How for Custom Problem-Solving

During the Spring 2022 semester, our graduating professional master’s students worked with industry, government and nonprofit partners to apply their knowledge and skills to pressing geospatial challenges. 

green vineyard being inspected for pests

Apr 20, 2022

New USDA-Funded Research Will Leverage Big Data and Machine Learning to Forecast Spread of Agricultural Pests

New research led by Center director Ross Meentemeyer and research scholar Chris Jones will address data gaps that have previously hindered the accuracy of, and rapid updates to, pest spread forecasts.