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.
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!
Student Presentation Tips from a 3MT Champ
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. candidate Nick Kruskamp has won multiple awards for his research presentations. We asked him about his tips for putting together a top-notch talk.
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.
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.
UAVs and Christmas Trees: New Research to Help NC Growers Benefit From Drone Technology
A new partnership between NC State’s Christmas Tree Extension Team and Center for Geospatial Analytics will test how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) can help NC Christmas tree growers more efficiently monitor tree size and health.
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.
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.
Introducing the Center for Geospatial Analytics’ Strategic Research Areas
Researchers at the Center for Geospatial Analytics harness geospatial data to push the boundaries of data science, make new discoveries and solve problems. Our five signature research frontiers define how we transform data into knowledge and results.
Meentemeyer Named Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Geospatial Analytics
Dr. Ross K. Meentemeyer, Director of the Center for Geospatial Analytics, has been appointed the Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Geospatial Analytics, recognizing his extraordinary work and commitment to advancing the field of geospatial analytics.