Research Innovations at Penn State's GeoVISTA Center 

Recorded March 22, 2011

Join Dr. Alan MacEachren, Dr. Alex Klippel and Dr. Krzysztof Janowicz of Penn State’s GeoVISTA Center as they discuss cutting-edge research across the breadth of "GIScience from spatial cognition, through formal geo-information representation, to spatial analysis, cartography and visual analytics. The focus [of the Center] is on developing powerful human-centered methods and technologies that allow scientists and decision makers to solve scientific, social, and environmental problems through computer-supported, visually-enabled analysis of the growing wealth of geospatial data."

The research projects presented will have real-world ramifications for GIS practitioners whose work involves synthesizing large quantities of data and presenting information in a useful form.

During this webinar, you will learn:

  • How academic research in geovisualization and visual analytics is applied in public health and crisis management
  • How human factors, such as spatial thinking and cognition, impact the design and development of GIS tools
  • How research in the Semantic Geospatial Web, sensor networks, and mobile computing will advance the integration of information