New Research

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.

Jan 15, 2020

Fall Colors and Climate Change: How Rising Temperatures Might Shift Colorado’s Season of Gold

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Nikki Inglis is combining geospatial models to predict where aspen trees might grow––and provide stunning roadside views––over the next 100 years.

Jan 10, 2020

Making Spatial Sense of Public Webcams

Newly published research presents a new method to extract spatial information from public webcams and visualize foot traffic in cities. Its imagery won a first place honor in NC State's 2018 Envisioning Research contest.

Dec 5, 2019

Custom Geospatial Tool Helps National Park Service Better Predict Fire Risk on Florida’s River of Grass

In the Everglades’ vast wetlands, fire spread depends on water levels. A custom geospatial tool created at the Center for Geospatial Analytics is helping the National Park Service quickly and easily map water levels––and better manage fires––across south Florida.

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.

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.

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.

Apr 4, 2019

Hurricane Florence Inspires Disaster Research Workshop

Register by April 15th to learn about the research NC State and its affiliates have been conducting related to Hurricane Florence and other natural disasters, and discuss the path forward at this workshop co-sponsored by the Center for Geospatial Analytics.

Mar 13, 2019

Partnership with Wake County a New Think (and Do) Tank for Harnessing Spatial Data

Through a new partnership called Geo-IDEAS, NC State’s Center for Geospatial Analytics and Wake County government are innovating the future of spatial analysis and decision-making.

Jul 19, 2018

Rapid Cloud Clearing Phenomenon Could Provide Another Piece of Climate Puzzle

Rapid and dramatic clearing of low cloud cover off the southwest coast of Africa described by Faculty Fellow Sandra Yuter could help climatologists understand how clouds affect Earth’s heating and cooling.