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Author: Megan Skrip

Airboat near fire in Everglades National Park

Dec 9, 2019

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

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. 

a person interacts with Tangible Landscape while another person looks on

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. 

julian agyemanad

Sep 18, 2019

Geospatial Forum to Explore Social Justice and Sustainability

On Oct. 3, North Carolina State University will host renowned critical urban planning and environmental social science scholar and author Julian Agyeman to present his work at the intersection of social justice and sustainability, followed by a geospatial panel discussion. 

Bethany Cutts

May 29, 2018

Connecting Power and Place

New research by Assistant Professor Bethany Cutts combines spatial analysis and interviews to help watershed planners better understand the social vulnerability of communities across time and space. 

Virtual Reality and Geospatial Analytics

Apr 18, 2018

Ready Player Two: Virtual Reality in the Geospatial Sciences

Ph.D. student Payam Tabrizian uses virtual reality and geospatial analytics to learn about human cognition and advance landscape design. We asked him about his current research and his predictions for the future of the field. 

raleigh

Apr 17, 2018

New Research Shows Water Use Impacted by the Shape of Our Cities

Georgina Sanchez, Ph.D. student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, is using geospatial analytics to understand water demand in the Southeast. Her latest findings: urban developments with simpler shapes use less water. 

observation

Jan 27, 2018

New STEM Program to Connect High Schoolers with Geospatial Tech and Careers

The Center for Geospatial Analytics is accepting applications for a free high school student program that explores jobs in geospatial science and cutting-edge technologies. 

Center for Geospatial Analytics

Nov 27, 2017

Getting in Touch to Stop an Epidemic

Devon Gaydos, Ph.D. student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, is using tangible user interfaces designed by the Center for Geospatial Analytics to help Oregon stakeholders fight infectious forest disease. 

earth observation

Oct 24, 2017

NSF Grant Funds Smart City Research to Tackle Regional Problems with Serious Games

With NSF funding, a research team led by Center for Geospatial Analytics director Ross Meentemeyer will unite four universities in the Triangle and regional stakeholders to develop a serious game for stormwater management.