The very competitive Cosmos grants are made by the Cosmos Club foundation in support of exceptional graduate students, and are meant to meet specific research needs not covered by traditional supporting funds, including but not limited to special supplies, travel, unanticipated expenses that would enhance the work, etc.
Their work is featured in the latest issue of ArcUser Magazine. You can read more about it here: http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcuser/winter-2016/creating-a-3d-campus-scene-using-esri-cityengine
The views of GGS Chair Anthony Stefanidis on academic partnerships and geospatial intelligence practice and education are featured in the latest issue of Pathfinder, the magazine of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Click here for a copy of this issue.
GGS affiliate faculty Linda Perry has a paper published in Scientific Reports (5:16251) this week, on “Barnyard grasses were processed with rice around 10000 years ago”. Scientific Reports is an online sister publication of Nature. (Link: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep16251)
Linda Perry is a Fulbright Senior Specialist in archaeobotany and a former Smithsonian Fellow, Research Collaborator, and Research Associate. Linda’s work incorporates archaeobotanical analyses into ancient contexts to gain insight into the behavior, organization, and development of past societies. To study these subjects she employs many methods including microfossil analyses of both artifacts and sediments, macrobotanical analysis, and wood identification.
Abstract: Rice (Oryza sativa) is typically believed to be the only grass that was selected for cultivation and eventual domestication in the Yangtze basin of China. New evidence from microfossils recovered from the Early Neolithic site of Shangshan, dating to more than 10,000 years before present (BP), indicating barnyard grass (Echinochloa spp.) was also a major subsistence resource, alongside smaller quantities of acorns (Lithocarpus/Quercus sensu lato) and water chestnuts (Trapa). This evidence suggests that early managed wetland environments in south China were initially harvested for multiple grain species.
Hello GGS students!
We’re very excited to announce our 2015 GIS Day Student Map Competition: Transforming Tysons. The GGS Department has teamed up with Fairfax County for this year’s competition, which is to create a map / information graphic that highlights the urban development (current and planned) in Tysons Corner.
The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, with separate prizes ($250) for the best undergraduate and graduate submissions. Please see the attached flyer for more information and feel free to contact me with any questions!
Paul L. Delamater, PhD
Geography & GeoInformation Science, George Mason University
Of: 2407 Exploratory Hall
Ml: Dept of Geography & GeoInformation Science
4400 University Drive, MS6C3
Fairfax, VA 22030
Please join us on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in Exploratory Hall, Room 3301 from 9:30am – 10:30am for Dr. Sven Fuhrmann’s Tenure Presentation:
Dr. Sven Fuhrmann, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University
August 2015 was the official start of the International Map Year, a worldwide recognition of maps, mapping products and their roles and uses. While on one hand the history and achievements of mapping products are being celebrated; the International Map Year also encourages exploring new challenges and opportunities to further develop spatial visualization techniques and products. Dr. Fuhrmann has been a member of geovisualization developments for the past 15 years and significantly shaped cartography and geovisualization research. His presentation reflects on past geovisualization challenges and achievements and highlights his current and future research. Dr. Fuhrmann will outline three aspects of his geovisualization work: a) usability and usefulness of true 3d display environments for time critical tasks and decision making, b) recent developments in social media and geovisualization, and c) geovisualization-based spatial learning and thinking. The presentation will close !
in the spirit of the current International Map Year: as an open invitation to join interdisciplinary cartographic innovation research, and thus collaboratively shape geovisualization.
Dr. Sven Fuhrmann is an Associate Professor of Geovisualization and Geoinformation Science at the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University. He received his Ph.D. in geoinformatics from the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Germany in 2002. Dr. Fuhrmann has over 15 years of experience in GIScience and Geovisualization, bridging cutting-edge research developments in the United States and Europe. He is an established member in national and international commissions that are concerned with developing geospatial research agendas and novel research strategies. His research interests include geovisualization and human-computer interaction, social media and cartography, geovisualization-based spatial learning and thinking, and art in cartography.
Faculty/Staff vs Students
The students took home to the trophy from our first soccer game. Who will take it home this time? Will the GGS Faculty and Staff redeem themselves or will students keep the coveted title? Come find out on Sunday, October 11th at 3:30 pm. Join the game or cheer your team on, there will be food!
The Second Sino-US Short Term Advance Management Training Program on “Technology and Management of National Geographic Conditions Census and Monitoring”
The Center of Intelligent Spatial Computing for Water/Energy Science and Department of Geography and GeoInformation Sciences successfully hosted the Second Sino-US Short Term Advance Management Training Program on “Technology and Management of National Geographic Conditions Census and Monitoring”. The program was held from September 7th to September 10th 2015 at George Mason University’s (GMU) Fairfax campus. The National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and GeoInformation of China organized 25 director generals and executive managers from national or provincial bureaus of surveying and mapping, and related agencies. Dr. David Berrigan, Program Director of NIH/NCI, Dr. Steve Lowe, Director of Enterprise Geospatial Management Office (EGMO) of USDA, Mrs. Rita Rowand, Office Chief of the Office of Global and International Strategies of GMU, Dr. Anthony Stefanidis, Chair of the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS), Dr. Terry Idol, Executive Director of the Interoperability Program of OGC, and NSF spatiotemporal innovaiton center director Dr. Chaowei Yang were invited to introduce a variety of topics from Mason global strategy, Mason Geospatial programs, Health and GIS, Agriculture and GIS, Geospatial Interoperability, and Cloud Computing. GMU Vice President for Global Strategy, Dr. Solon Simmons, Dean of College of Science (COS), Dr. Peggy Agouris and the leader of the delegation group, Mr. Zheng Wang, remarked at the closing ceremony.