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GeoVISTA Center Brown Bag Speaker Series

Please join us for our final Brown Bag Series speaker of the semester Yifan Pan, who will speak at 11:00am on Thursday April 27, 2017 in 206 Walker.

Title: Pavement Condition Monitoring using Remote Sensing Technologies

His talk involves using different kinds of machine learning algorithms on analysing remote sensing images to identify potholes and pavement cracks.

Geospatial Big Data and Cartography

A recent paper by Anthony Robinson and multiple colleagues in the International Cartographic Association's Commission on Visual Analytics was highlighted on the GovLab Blog:

The paper presents one of multiple research agendas developed by the Commission using a combination of initial position papers, a collaborative workshop, and subsequent follow up to develop the ideas. The Abstract is below:

PerSE: visual analytics for calendar related spatiotemporal periodicity detection and analysis

In a new paper in GeoInformatica, Brian Swedberg and Donna Peuquet introduce a web application called Periodicity in Spatiotemporal Events, which supports user interaction with spatiotemporal event data in order to help in the detection and analysis of calendar related periodicity. For details, see: Swedberg, B. and Peuquet, D. 2016: PerSE: visual analytics for calendar related spatiotemporal periodicity detection and analysis. GeoInformatica, 1-21.

New paper from Mark Simpson, et al.

New paper published: Immersive Analytics for Multi-objective Dynamic Integrated Climate-Economy (DICE) Models.
By Mark Simpson, Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Alexander Klippel, Liping Yang, Gregory Garner, Klaus Keller, Danielle Oprean, and Saurabh Bansal. 2016. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Companion on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS Companion ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 99-105.

Swedberg develops PerSE for periodicity analysis

Brian Swedberg has developed PerSE (Periodicity in Spatiotemporal Events): a web application designed to aid users in the detection and analysis of periodicity in spatiotemporal event data sets. A key advance of PerSE is the ability to handle variable spatiotemporal scales and calendar systems. PerSE is composed of several cross-filtering views: the Map, Attribute View, Time-Wheel, Time-line, and Table. Users interactively set and release filters on one or more of the views to detect and analyze calendar related periodicity.

Friendly Cities Lab studies location's role in romantic relationships

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck had their holiday in Rome. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks had their meeting at the top of the Empire State Building in New York. And of course, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will always have Paris.

Cities have long played an important role in romantic relationships, both on and off screen. Couples met in coffee shops, had picnics in the park and went on dates at the bowling alley. But a Penn State research team says that’s begun to change with the rise of online dating and weekend-long Netflix binges.

Donna Peuquet named UCGIS Fellow

GeoVISTA Associate Director Donna Peuquet has been selected as a 2016 Fellow by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS).

Fellows are individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of geographic information science education and research. No more than two Fellows are selected in any given year. Peuquet is the 23rd person and the first Penn Stater to be recognized as a UCGIS Fellow.

Clio Andris wins Knight Foundation Fellowship

Clio Andris has been named an Emerging City Champions for her Friendly Cities Lab proposal to safely and creatively dress up city municipal buses in State College, PA. The Knight Foundation and 8 80 Cities awarded fellowships to 20 civic innovators in 2016. The participants receive $5,000 to implement one project in one year to improve mobility, public spaces or civic engagement in their home cities.

Alexander Klippel awarded grant from COIL for iVR in Education research

Alexander Klippel’s proposal has been selected by the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) as one of only three to be funded during our Spring 2016 round of Research Initiation Grants (RIGs). These grants offer up to $40,000 in seed funding for the most innovative projects related to improving learning at Penn State and beyond.

The project is called: Immersive Virtual Reality (iVR): The Printing Press of the 21st Century and How Learning About Place and Space Will Never be the Same.

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Featured Project: SensePlace3, election edition

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SensePlace3 allows you to search and map Tweets from and about specific places in the 2016 election cycle. Try it!