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People walking on a sidewalk in the a city

Jun 20, 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. 

Aaron Hipp - Aaron Hipp Named to Center for Geospatial Analytics' Leadership Team - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Dec 7, 2021

Introducing the Center for Geospatial Analytics’ New Associate Director of Social and Behavioral Science Applications

The Center is pleased to welcome Aaron Hipp to its team of associate directors, in a new leadership role focused on enhancing research collaborations at the intersection of geospatial analytics and the social sciences. 

Will Reckling - Keeping Track of Rare Mountaintop Plants with Drones - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Nov 29, 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. 

Kate Jones - Where There's Smoke: Reducing Downwind Impacts of Prescribed Burns - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

May 4, 2021

Where There’s Smoke: Reducing Downwind Impacts of Prescribed Burns

New research by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Kate Jones will use geospatial modeling and interactive data visualization to help fire managers consider the vulnerability of communities downwind of prescribed burns. 

Portrait of Brit Laginhas - Brit Laginhas Wins 2021 ESA George Mercer Award - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Apr 6, 2021

Brit Laginhas Wins 2021 ESA George Mercer Award

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Brit Laginhas and her co-authors won the Ecological Society of America’s 2021 award for an outstanding, recently published, ecological research paper by young scientists. 

Geospatial Map - New IARPA-Funded Research Will Improve Accuracy and Efficiency of Analyzing Geospatial Imagery Across Large Scales - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 9, 2021

New IARPA-Funded Research Will Improve Accuracy and Efficiency of Analyzing Geospatial Imagery Across Large Scales

Faculty fellow Josh Gray is leading NC State’s effort in a multi-university, multi-company research project using machine learning to process big data and detect landscape change. 

Join us for three seminars addressing the role of racial justice in geospatial analytics. At the end of the semester, the series will conclude with a panel discussion about the state of diversity, inclusion, and racial equity in academia.

Jan 21, 2021

Race and Place Seminar Series to Explore Role of Racial Justice in Geospatial Analytics

January through April, the Geospatial Graduate Student Organization will host a three-part Race and Place seminar series and panel discussion, intended to highlight research that contextualizes race by speaking to environmental justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the geographical and geospatial sciences. 

Will Reckling pilots a drone custom-equipped to sample water

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. 

Shannon Ricci

Feb 4, 2020

Remote Sensing and the Science of Sound

As part of her dissertation research, Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Shannon Ricci is developing new techniques to understand the impacts of boat traffic on natural sound beneath the sea. 

Christmas Tree Farm

Dec 18, 2019

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.