Exploring Models through Tangible Interaction

Nov 25, 2019

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.

Nov 25, 2019

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.

Oct 29, 2019

First Official Stable Version of Tangible Landscape Software Released

Developers at the Center for Geospatial Analytics have announced the first stable release of Tangible Landscape, the center’s signature open source system for hands-on geospatial modeling: Tangible Landscape 1.0.0.

May 20, 2019

Can a Hands-on Model Help Forest Stakeholders Fight Tree Disease?

Participants don't need coding or software expertise to use Tangible Landscape, a 3D model that allows them to try out different approaches for stopping sudden oak death, which has killed millions of trees.

Jul 17, 2018

Second Edition of Tangible Modeling Book Released

Newly released this summer, the second edition of Tangible Modeling with Open Source GIS provides new tools for running powerful geospatial simulations with physical models and 3-D imagery.

Feb 9, 2018

Tangible Landscape Research Honored by International Computer-Human Interaction Conference

Research led by Geospatial Analytics doctoral student Garrett Millar was ranked among the top 5% of papers submitted to the 2018 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, the premier international conference for Human-Computer Interaction.

Nov 10, 2017

Getting in Touch to Stop an Epidemic

Devon Gaydos, Ph.D. student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, is using tangible user interfaces designed by the Center for Geospatial Analytics to help Oregon stakeholders fight infectious forest disease.

Apr 28, 2017

Getting in Touch with the Designer in All of Us

Payam Tabrizian is a landscape architect and Ph.D. student in Design, but he firmly believes that designing landscapes shouldn’t be limited to the professionals. His research bridges disciplinary gaps between design and the geospatial and cognitive sciences.

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 […]