GeoVISTA members at GIScience 2014

GeoVISTA members and alums will be participating in the International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2014), taking place in Vienna, Austria this week.

GeoVISTA faculty, students and alumni play several roles in the workshops offered on the first day of the conference.

Jennifer S. Mason and Alexander Klippel co-organized, along with Susanne Bleisch, Stephanie Deitrick, and Aidan Slingsby, the workshop on Visually-Supported Reasoning with Uncertainty. It features a keynote address by Alan MacEachren as well as these papers by present and former GeoVISTA members:

The workshop on GeoVisual Analytics: Interactivity, Dynamics, and Scale, which Anthony Robinson helped to organize, includes the following papers by GeoVISTA members:

At the workshop on Analysis of Movement Data, Eun-Kyung Kim and Alan MacEachren will present their paper: An Index for Characterizing Spatial Bursts of Movements: A Case Study with Geo-Located Twitter Data.

In the poster session, GeoVISTA members Eun-Kyeong Kim, Alan Maceachren, and Alex Klippel will present their work. In the main conference program, the following papers and abstracts will be presented by GeoVISTA faculty and students:

  • Comparing VGI contributions across political units using geovisual analytics by Sterling Quinn
  • Crowdsourcing Landscape Perceptions to Validate Land Cover Classifications by Kevin Sparks, Alexander Klippel, Jan Oliver Wallgrun, David Mark
  • Characterizing relationships between data aggregation and spatial scale: Exploratory analysis of the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem by Jonathan Nelson
  • Validation of Results for Temporal Patterns Derived in STempo by Donna Peuquet, Sam Stehle

GeoVISTA alumni presenting papers include: Krzysztof Janowicz, Elizabeth A Wentz, Patrick Laube, Mark Gahegan, and Brian Tomaszewski.

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