What is Apoala?

The Apoala Project has been undertaken to develop an integrated spatio-temporal geographic information, visualization, and analysis system with the goal of supporting complex exploratory analysis of environmental data.

Complete Project Abstract

Two new papers: (1) Mennis, J.L., Peuquet, D.J. and Guo, D., Representing multiple levels of abstraction in GIS using object-oriented techniques, and (2) Peuquet, D.J. and Guo, D., Mining spatial data using an interactive rule-based approach, presented at GIScience 2000: The First International Conference on Geographic Information Science. Univerrsity of California Regents, Savannah, GA, Oct. 28-31, 2000

New Paper entitled: Collaborative Geographic Visualization: Enabling shared understanding of environmental processes, presented at the IEEE Information Visualization Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 2000. Read it here first!
Authors: Brewer, I., A. M. MacEachren, H. Abdo, J. Gundrum, and G. Otto. in press. (In PDF format)

Linked modules for knowledge construction: Developing a DX-Tcl/Tk interface

Parallel Coordinate Plots Research: Everything you'll ever need to know. Be sure to try out the interactive "Tclets".

Research Update: We are offering a sneak peak at our latest Apoala effort. Look for the paper Constructing Knowledge from Multivariate Spatiotemporal Data in an upcoming issue of IJGIS.

Need a road map through the jargon? Have a look at our online glossary.

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Apoala is composed of three primary interrelated research areas: (1) space-time database modeling and analysis techniques, (2) space-time visualization, and (3) parallel computing techniques. Although all three components of the project have independent utility, the principle contribution of this research will be the basis it establishes for building integrated Temporal Geographic Information and Visualization systems (TGIS/geovisualization) that will support a full range of environmental science and decision support applications.

Project Funding

Apoala is funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, High Performance Computing and Communications Program (Grant #R825195-01-0 ).


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Why the name?
Why did we name our project after a valley in Mexico? Go here to find out why!

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