Research

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Building Geographic Information Systems

At its core, Geospatial Information Science (GI Science) is focused on the development of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that can support the representation and exploration of a diverse array of “spaces”, whether physical environments,...

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Modeling and Simulation

GIS have traditionally transcended the complexity of the world by simplifying its intricacies. Like maps, GIS are an abstraction of a much more complicated reality, and one of their huge success stories has been in supporting myriad explorative...

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Geocomputation

Geocomputing

Spatial data have many unique qualities that often require dedicated computing schemes to handle them, visualize them, and add value to them. Similarly, devices and machines that rely on geography for their functioning—whether robots, positioning...

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Visualization

Maps have long been used as a medium for framing, understanding, navigating, and exploring our world. As our information moved to computers, so too did our maps. When our data began to appear on the Internet and on the Web, our maps and GIS...

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Spatiotemporal GIS

Conventional Geographic Information Systems must manage a diverse array of data, streaming-in from real-time sensors as arrays of scientific devices and citizen-operated location-aware technologies; from the Web, the Internet of Things, and...

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