Mapping a Dynamic Planet

Sep 28, 2020

Protecting Our Future Food Supply with AI and Geospatial Analytics

In partnership with Lenovo, Associate Director of Spatial Computing and Technology Raju Vatsavai is applying artificial intelligence (AI) and deep-learning algorithms to the problem of global crop monitoring with the hopes of “optimizing the needs of future populations.”

Sep 28, 2020

Study Finds Spreading Ghost Forests on NC Coast May Contribute to Climate Change

A newly published study led by Research Associate Lindsey Smart reveals implications of the interplay between sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, ghost forests, and new tree plantings for the coastal carbon budget.

Sep 17, 2020

Scientists Pilot Drones in Effort to Save Trees From Invasive Beetle

NC State researchers are using drones to try to find ash trees with natural resistance to the emerald ash borer invasive pest, and Center research associate Justyna Jeziorska is is leading the drone reconnaissance effort.

Sep 1, 2020

Faculty Profile: Josh Gray

Faculty Fellow Josh Gray advises or co-advises four students in the Center's Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. program and uses remote sensing to study how climate change will affect food and water security. Read more about his professional journey and his advice for undergraduate students.

Aug 13, 2020

Taking Research with Drones to New Heights

NC State alum and current doctoral student Will Reckling is putting drones to work in new and unique ways to monitor the environment––from finding rare plants on the tops of mountains to mapping harmful algal blooms and even collecting water samples.

Jun 19, 2020

Introducing the 2020 NC Sea Grant – NC Space Grant Fellow

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Shannon Ricci has been selected as the 2020 NC Sea Grant – NC Space Grant Fellow! Her research will use satellite data to track boat traffic on artificial reefs, helping to reveal the reefs' value to North Carolina's coastal economy.

Apr 29, 2020

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.

Apr 23, 2020

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!

Feb 3, 2020

Tracking Tiny Organisms Using Big Data

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Megan Coffer has developed a first-of-its-kind workflow for processing data from commercial satellites, which will advance understanding of large-scale cyanobacterial blooms.

Jan 30, 2020

Remote Sensing and the Science of Sound

Does boat noise bother fish? Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Shannon Ricci is innovating the detection of small boats in satellite imagery to better understand the impacts of maritime traffic on underwater soundscapes.