New Publications

May 20, 2016

The Hard Realities of Controlling an Epidemic

New research on sudden oak death disease published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Ross Meentemeyer and colleagues from Cambridge and UC Davis models disease transmission in California forests and addresses the human, financial and political realities of […]

Mar 3, 2016

New Spatial ‘ParkIndex’ Enables Researchers, Planners and Citizens to Evaluate Potential Park Use

Faculty Fellow Aaron Hipp and co-authors have developed ParkIndex, a standardized metric of park access and exposure for evaluating potential park use in a variety of geographic settings. Published in Preventative Medicine, the new empirically-derived spatial index can be used […]

Jan 4, 2016

First-Of-Its-Kind Book on Tangible Modeling Puts the Power of Open Source GIS in Your Hands

Center researchers and co-authors Anna Petrasova, Brendan Harmon, Vaclav Petras, and Helena Mitasova have published “Tangible Modeling with Open Source GIS,” a groundbreaking new book on the Tangible Landscape, an innovative tangible geospatial modeling system powered by GRASS GIS. This first-of-its-kind book provides […]

Nov 18, 2015

Spatial Scale Of Climate Change Impacts Influences How Individuals Perceive Those Impacts

New research by Center Faculty Fellow Jordan W. Smith and graduate students Karly Bitsura-Meszaros and Rosemary Keane explores the relationships between individuals’ political ideologies, the information sources used to learn about the local impacts of climate change, and individuals’ perceived ability […]

Sep 16, 2015

A Needs Assessment Process For Designing Geospatial Data Management Systems Within Federal Agencies

Until there is wide adoption and implementation of geospatial data management standards among federal agencies, individual agencies can benefit from innovative tools and workflows that allow them to manage and deliver geospatial data in the most efficient manner possible. A new […]

Jun 22, 2015

Integrating Free And Open Source Solutions Into Geospatial Science Education At NC State

While open science perspectives have been increasingly adopted in research and industry, the trend is much less reflected in university educational programs. A new open access publication by Center researchers highlights how free and open source software has been used in […]

May 18, 2015

Building Adaptive Capacities of Human Communities in Minnesota

Center Faculty Fellow Jordan W. Smith and graduate students Karly Bitsura-Meszaros and Allie McCreary are working on a participatory research project focused on building the adaptive capacity of natural resource dependent communities in northern Minnesota. Karly, a recent graduate of […]

May 5, 2015

Citizen Science Helps Predict Risk Of Emerging Infectious Disease

Citizen science with volunteered geographic information is playing a critical role in tracking and predicting the spread of Sudden Oak Death (SOD) disease according to new research published by Center researchers Ross K. Meentemeyer, Monica A. Dorning, and John B. Vogler and […]

Mar 20, 2015

People Perceive Coastal Change Processes As More Severe When Processes Visualized In Aerial Photographs

New research by Rosemary Keane (PRTM PhD Student) and Jordan W. Smith (CGA Faculty Fellow) explores the ability of different geovisualization mediums such as digital elevation models (DEM) and aerial photography to convey information about beach erosion and shoreline change. […]

Feb 6, 2015

As Little As 1 Percent Of LiDAR Can Be Used To Effectively Map And Estimate Urban Tree Biomass

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data is being increasingly used as an effective alternative to conventional optical remote sensing to accurately estimate aboveground forest biomass ranging from individual tree to stand levels. Recent advancements in LiDAR technology have resulted in […]