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2022 Year in Review

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What were the most popular stories posted on the Center for Geospatial Analytics’ news blog in 2022? According to Google Analytics, here are the top ten :

  1. Study: People Are Most Physically Active When Their Environments are Both Highly Walkable and Very Green
    • New research used wearable sensors and satellite data to identify how a person’s environment affects their level of daily exercise.
  2. Undergrad Position Available for Biological Invasions Research
    • The Landscape Dynamics lab group at the Center recruited an NC State University undergraduate to assist with ongoing research into the spread of invasive species. (Keep an eye out for another recruitment announcement in 2023!)
  3. “I Use Geospatial Analytics To…” Part V
    • Curious about what our newest Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. students work on for their dissertations? Check out how they and their advisors use geospatial analytics to impact a range of fields.
  4. Collaborators Wanted for Community Science Project Led by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. Student
    • As an AGU Thriving Earth Exchange Fellow, Shannon McAvoy is partnering with a community science project to conduct a Quality of Life Assessment and sought volunteers with experience in economic development planning.
  5. Efficiently Monitoring Small Farms from Space
    • Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Izzi Hinks developed an approach to optimally augment publicly available satellite imagery with high-resolution commercial data to track crop development on small farms.
  6. 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.
  7. Study: U.S. Flood Damage Risk is Underestimated
    • A research team led by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Elyssa Collins used artificial intelligence to predict where flood damage is likely to happen in the conterminous United States, suggesting that recent flood maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency do not capture the full extent of flood risk.
  8. New Version of GRASS GIS Released with Leadership from Center for Geospatial Analytics Researchers
    • The new version of GRASS GIS, an open source geospatial computation and modeling engine, features integration with Jupyter Notebooks, a smoother user experience and parallel processing tools.
  9. 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 refreshed the titles of its three other associate directors.
  10. Rachel Porter Is NC State’s 2022 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 2022 EIP Student of the Year: Fall 2021 MGIST graduate Rachel Porter!

Find all of our 2022 stories on our news blog, and sign up for our monthly email newsletter to never miss a story in 2023!