Spatial Data Science: Mapping for Impact

[Map of India showing areas with highest rates of suicide from 1980 to 2013

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Spatial data collection, analysis and visualization has changed dramatically in the last decade. We now have, for example, high spatial and temporal resolution imagery, integrated smart phones as data collectors, and cloud-based analytical platforms to work with. Collectively, these developments make up our 21st century mapping toolkit that is in increasing demand to address contemporary environmental challenges. In this talk, I will review recent technical advancements in data, analysis, and communication, and highlight key cases from my work and elsewhere that illustrate this exciting and dynamic geospatial landscape.

The speaker is Maggi Kelly, Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist for Environmental Science, Policy,and Management