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Geospatial Analytics

Feb 7, 2023

First-Year Students Learn the Value of GIS for Environmental Justice

Each year, more than 150 incoming NC State freshmen in the Environmental First Year Program learn how geospatial tools can help reveal and address environmental inequities produced by systemic racism. 

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Dec 6, 2022

New Visualization Tool Helps Weather Forecasters and Researchers More Easily Identify and Study Bands of Heavy Snow

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. candidate Laura Tomkins developed a new way for meteorologists and atmospheric scientists to quickly and easily distinguish heavy snow from mixed precipitation in weather radar imagery, to improve understanding of snowfall during winter storms. 

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Aug 29, 2022

Climate Change is Making Wildfires Worse — Here’s How

Much of the United States is expected to face increased wildfire risk as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. 

NC State student poses in front of the NASA logo at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory headquarters in Pasadena, California

Aug 2, 2022

NASA Intern Elyssa Collins Uses Satellite Data to Safeguard Earth’s Water Resources

This summer, Collins is interning with the Water and Ecosystems Group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California 

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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. 

Lanternfly - Invasive Insect that Kills Grapes Could Reach California Wine Region by 2027 - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jun 10, 2022

Invasive Insect that Kills Grapes Could Reach California Wine Region by 2027

An NC State study predicts the spotted lanternfly has a low probability of first reaching the grape-producing counties of California by 2027, and a high probability by 2033. 

NC State student Katie Kolcusky - Graduation to Vocation: Katie Kolcusky is Using Data to Support Policy - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

May 5, 2022

Graduation to Vocation: Katie Kolcusky is Using Data to Protect Nature

Upon graduation, Kolkusky will work as a solution engineer with Esri's National Government Team. 

Map of the United States - Study: Flood Damage Risk Is Underestimated Across the US - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 4, 2022

Study: Flood Damage Risk Is Underestimated Across the US

In a new study, NC State researchers used artificial intelligence to predict where flood damage is likely to happen in the continental United States, suggesting that recent flood maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency do not capture the full extent of flood risk. 

Deja Perkins - Deja Perkins Recognized as One of North Carolina’s Black STEM Leaders - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Feb 22, 2022

Deja Perkins Recognized as One of North Carolina’s Black STEM Leaders

Perkins, a Ph.D. student studying geospatial analytics at the NC State College of Natural Resources, is co-organizer of #BlackBirdersWeek and the BlackAFinSTEM Collective. 

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.