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PhD defense
Candidate: Jason Shapiro
Title: Modelling the impacts of airports on urban density: Case study of Washington Dulles International Airport
Date: Friday, December 2, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: Exploratory Hall 2304
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Located in the heart of Fairfax, just a few miles from Washington DC, the Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science (GGS) offers an outstanding environment to study and perform cutting-edge research in remote sensing, geography, geoinformatics, earth systems science, and their various sub-disciplines.

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With a variety of educational offerings, ranging from undergraduate programs to graduate certificates and M.S. and Ph.D. programs, a strong and broad research agenda, and superb name recognition within the leading agencies and companies in our field, our department is a premier choice for academic education.

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This website provides you access to the latest information about our academic programs and courses, our faculty, staff, and students, the research centers and labs affiliated with our Department, and career opportunities in our field.

With geospatial information becoming ubiquitous and part of everyday activities, ranging from GPS-enabled navigation and new satellite technology, to open source information and social media, career opportunities in geography and geoinformation science and related fields are thriving and forecast to further grow.

We invite you to be part of our exciting and growing academic community.

Anthony Stefanidis Professor and Department Chair

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