We are glad to announce that our graduate student Ron Mahabir is the recipient of a 2015 USGIF Doctoral Scholarship
The Potomac Region of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is calling for student posters to present at this year’s GeoTech Conference. GeoTech is a two-day technical conference for geographers, image scientists, and engineers that is hosted by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. The focus of the conference this year is Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs.
We are looking for students of all academic levels to contribute their ideas in the spatial sciences in regards to the engineering, data processing, or applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. This is a great opportunity for students interested in learning more about UAVs and spatial technologies as students are given full access to the conference to meet with other students and professionals.
This year, GeoTech will be hosted at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, on September 23 and 24, 2015, and will feature a large student presence from many universities in the Potomac/Mid-Atlantic region.
If you are interested in participating in the poster session, please click on the google form here: http://goo.gl/forms/EVO8SVYKbW. If you are interested in participating, but you are unsure about the topic, please submit a form anyway, and we will be in contact with you to help create a great project!
If you do not want to submit a poster, you are welcome to register as a student at a reduced rate. Click here for more information about the two-day conference:http://www.asprspotomac.org/2015geotech/index.html .
We look forward to your application!
*Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (http://bit.ly/1KwYm0m), with a Mason GGS paper at the #1 spot: Yang, C., Raskin, R., Goodchild, M., & Gahegan, M. (2010). Geospatial cyberinfrastructure: past, present and future. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 34(4), 264-277.
* Geojournal (http://bit.ly/1emX2Ri), with a Mason GGS paper at the #2 spot: Stefanidis, A., Crooks, A., & Radzikowski, J. (2013). Harvesting ambient geospatial information from social media feeds. GeoJournal, 78(2), 319-338.
* International Journal of Digital Earth (http://bit.ly/1LXAylf) with a Mason GGS paper at the #2 spot: Yang, C., Goodchild, M., Huang, Q., Nebert, D., Raskin, R., Xu, Y., … & Fay, D. (2011). Spatial cloud computing: how can the geospatial sciences use and help shape cloud computing?. International Journal of Digital Earth, 4(4), 305-329.
* Transactions in GIS (http://bit.ly/1Udvw9Y), with a Mason GGS paper at the #3 spot: Crooks, A., Croitoru, A., Stefanidis, A., & Radzikowski, J. (2013). # Earthquake: Twitter as a distributed sensor system. Transactions in GIS, 17(1), 124-147.
* ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (http://bit.ly/1LGefm6), with a Mason GGS paper at the #3 spot: Jackson, S. P., Mullen, W., Agouris, P., Crooks, A., Croitoru, A., & Stefanidis, A. (2013). Assessing completeness and spatial error of features in volunteered geographic information. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 2(2), 507-530.
We are very proud to be a leading force in shaping tomorrow’s geoinformation science!
We are pleased to announce that our Geospatial Intelligence Program is accredited by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).
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The Employee of the Month Selection Committee is very pleased to announce the selection of Deborah Hutton, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science as Employee of the Month for July 2015.
Debbie will be formally presented with this award by President Cabrera in his office, 5th Floor of Merten Hall, 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26. Debbie’s family, co-workers and friends are all encouraged to attend the ceremony.
Congratulations to Debbie!
Congratulations to Mr. Ian Ward, who is the recipient of this prestigious University-wide award. Ian is primarily involved with teaching Major World Regions and Physical Geography courses as part of our undergraduate program, and the award acknowledges his commitment to providing his students meaningful and significant learning experiences. Mr. Ward has been offering undergraduate courses for many years at GGS, and we certainly hope that he will continue doing so for many years to come. His regional focus is Latin America with over 17 teaching experience.
The GGS Department is happy to report that Mike Tischler is the new Director of the National Geospatial Program of the US Geological Survey. Mike is a PhD candidate in our Department, and is scheduled to defend his dissertation and graduate next month. The soon to be Dr. Tischler is completing his dissertation on the ‘Assessment and Optimization of a Multiple Reference Spatial Similarity Model”.