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Career Development in Spatial Sciences – An Interview with USC’s John Wilson

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

In this interview by contributing columnist Catherine Burton, she discusses geospatial career development with Dr. John P. Wilson of the University of Southern California’s

Using GIS to Investigate Crime and Provide Evidence in Court

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Gregory Elmes, professor of geography at West Virginia University, co-edited Forensic GIS: The Role of Geospatial Technologies for Investigating Crime and Providing Evidence, a book of case studies written for researchers, practitioners and students. Directions Magazine quizzed him about the history and current use of location technology in preventing and fighting crime and convicting offenders.

Stanford students create interactive tool that tells the story of global change

Thursday, November 13th 2014

Using first-person narratives, Stanford undergraduate students have created an interactive tool that shows how forces of global change are manifested locally throughout California.

Mapping Could help stop Ebola’s Spread

Monday, September 22nd 2014

Whether it’s the Black Death of 1350 or the Ebola virus in West Africa, one thing deadly pandemics have in common is that their progress takes a geographical course. But researcher Lars Skog at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is one of those developing geoinformation systems that can help health workers predict the spread of a disease and stop it.

Rutgers Researchers Show that How Fast You Drive Might Reveal Exactly Where You are Going

Thursday, September 18th 2014

Computer experts at Rutgers find that speed data collected by some insurance companies could compromise a customer’s privacy.

NASA/ISU RECOVER Program: Broad range of uses for natural disaster recovery

Thursday, September 18th 2014

Firefighter have tapped a GIS-satellite imagery decision support system designed by Idaho State University’s GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Training and Research Center and NASA to help with planning wildfire recovery. This system will be expanded for use throughout the western United States so it can used to help fire managers battle the large types of blazes that have occurred in Oregon, Washington and California this summer.

Redefining Geospatial Data Versioning: The GeoGig Approach

Thursday, September 11th 2014

Why would anyone want different versions of data? Don’t we all want data we can trust, that doesn’t vary from copy to copy? The answer is yes, sometimes. Boundless CTO Juan Marin explains how GeoGig can manage versioned geodata.

Cruising high seas, engineers detect fake GPS signals

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

Spoofed GPS signals fool today's recievers into thinking they are real. But researchers at Cornell have a way to tell which are the real McCoys. The work may make GPS hackubg less of a worry.

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