Mapping a Dynamic Planet

Jun 13, 2022

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.

May 5, 2022

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.

Apr 20, 2022

New USDA-Funded Research Will Leverage Big Data and Machine Learning to Forecast Spread of Agricultural Pests

New research led by Center director Ross Meentemeyer and research scholar Chris Jones will address data gaps that have previously hindered the accuracy of, and rapid updates to, pest spread forecasts.

Mar 3, 2022

During Droughts, Thirstier Mountain Forests Could Mean Less Water Downstream

Research led by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Katie McQuillan finds increased water use by upstream mountain forests could leave less water for other forests, cities and wildlife during drought.

Feb 22, 2022

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.

Feb 10, 2022

Observing Landslide Events from Multi-Satellite Sensors

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Raja Das is advancing the use of satellite imagery and machine learning to map the impacts of landslides and flooding, comparing the utility of different spatial resolutions and algorithms.

Jan 20, 2022

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.

Dec 14, 2021

GIS Service-Learning Solutions for Utility Management, Community Health, Building Resilience and More

During the Fall 2021 semester, our graduating professional master’s students worked with industry, government and nonprofit partners to apply their knowledge and skills to pressing geospatial challenges.

Dec 6, 2021

Postdoctoral Scholar Position for Quantifying Flood Dynamics with Machine Learning and Satellite Data Now Accepting Applications

The Geospatial Analysis for Environmental Change Lab at the Center for Geospatial Analytics is recruiting a postdoctoral research scholar. Applications are being accepted now and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Nov 5, 2021

Keeping Track of Rare Mountaintop Plants with Drones

Researchers from the Center for Geospatial Analytics have devised a method to more safely and efficiently monitor endangered high-elevation plants, by predicting their likely locations and then flying drones in high-probability areas to collect imagery.