New Research

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 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.

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.

Aug 11, 2020

NC Tribes Faced Obstacles to Atlantic Coast Pipeline Water Planning, Study Shows

A case study led by Faculty Fellow Ryan Emanuel evaluated challenges faced by Indigenous people in North Carolina during planning of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

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.