Forecasting Landscape and Environmental Change

Sep 16, 2020

Colorado’s Famous Aspens Expected to Decline Due to Climate Change

Recent research by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Nikki Inglis and Faculty Fellow Jelena Vukomanovic predicts quaking aspen trees, known for their brilliant foliage in fall, will visibly decline along three scenic drives in Colorado.

Sep 9, 2020

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.

Jun 19, 2020

Undergrad Position Available for Urban Systems Research

The Landscape Dynamics group at the Center for Geospatial Analytics is recruiting an NC State University undergraduate to assist with ongoing urban systems research. Applications are due July 31, 2020.

Jan 14, 2020

Urban Growth Model FUTURES 2.0.0 Released

Developers at the Center for Geospatial Analytics have released the newest official version of the center’s signature open source software for modeling urban growth: FUTURES 2.0.0.

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.

Jul 15, 2019

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.

Mar 27, 2018

New Research Shows Water Use Impacted by the Shape of Our Cities

Georgina Sanchez, Ph.D. student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, is using geospatial analytics to understand water demand in the Southeast. Her latest findings: urban developments with simpler shapes use less water.

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.