Faculty Focus: Nelson to Help USDA Guide Agricultural Innovation
Faculty Fellow Natalie Nelson was selected by the US Department of Agriculture to serve as one of 11 subject matter experts for the USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda. Her expertise in machine learning and data science will inform proactive strategies to prevent crop loss.
Plant Aid: A Big-Data Project to Detect Plant Diseases Faster
An interdisciplinary team including Center for Geospatial Analytics researchers will combine small sensors with big data for faster detection of the diseases plaguing tomato fields. From a hand-held plant disease "sniffer" to a cloud-based database that can alert farmers about the cause of the stress and suggest possible mitigation strategies, the project aims to detect diseases early, improving yield.
Nikki Inglis Is NC State’s 2020 Esri Development Center Student of the Year
The Center for Geospatial Analytics joined a select group of university units worldwide when it was named an Esri Development Center in 2017. Congratulations to our 2020 EDC Student of the Year: doctoral student Nikki Inglis!
Making Spatial Sense of Public Webcams
Newly published research presents a new method to extract spatial information from public webcams and visualize foot traffic in cities. Its imagery won a first place honor in NC State's 2018 Envisioning Research contest.
Custom Geospatial Tool Helps National Park Service Better Predict Fire Risk on Florida’s River of Grass
In the Everglades’ vast wetlands, fire spread depends on water levels. A custom geospatial tool created at the Center for Geospatial Analytics is helping the National Park Service quickly and easily map water levels––and better manage fires––across south Florida.
In the Battle Against a Spreading Forest Disease, Strategy Matters
Predicting and controlling the spread of disease requires the right geospatial tools. At a recent gathering of the Oregon Sudden Oak Death Task Force, over thirty representatives of government, academia, nonprofit groups and the timber industry experimented with two Center for Geospatial Analytics technologies that can help them do just that.
Introducing the Center for Geospatial Analytics’ Strategic Research Areas
Researchers at the Center for Geospatial Analytics harness geospatial data to push the boundaries of data science, make new discoveries and solve problems. Our five signature research frontiers define how we transform data into knowledge and results.
Where Fire is a Treatment, GIS Helps Prescribe It
Maps have always been essential to managing fires on public lands. New geospatial technologies go beyond paper maps to help federal agencies like the National Park Service treat and restore fire-dependent landscapes.
A New Way to Help Stop Insect Pests in Their Tracks
The spotted lanternfly is one of many invasive insect pests causing economic and ecological damage in the US. A new geospatial decision-support tool developed at NC State is helping managers to curb their spread.
Partnership with Wake County a New Think (and Do) Tank for Harnessing Spatial Data
Through a new partnership called Geo-IDEAS, NC State’s Center for Geospatial Analytics and Wake County government are innovating the future of spatial analysis and decision-making.