1. Interdisciplinary Workshop on Geospatial Computing

    Thu 30 October 2014
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    Geospatial Computing Workshop

    Hey all, I’ll be running a half-day workshop on Geospatial Computing with Python at the upcoming Interdisciplinary Workshop on Geospatial Computing (IWGC-2014) on November 20-21, 2014 at TheMuseum, Kitchener, Ontario. Its going to be a really great event, with lots of experts in the field of geospatial computing. It is particularly relevant to students who have an interest in geospatial computing.

    Organizers: Colin Robertson (Laurier), Graham Taylor (Guelph), Rob Feick (Waterloo)

    We invite participants to an Interdisciplinary Workshop on Geospatial Computing. The workshop is aimed broadly at bringing together disparate communities working with geospatial tools and data. We ...

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  2. What Do We Do With All This Big Data?

    Tue 28 October 2014
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    This is an interesting and thought-provoking TED Talk by Susan Etlinger about how important it is to encourage ‘critical thinking’ when it comes to Big Data. Here, the idea is not let the ‘data speak for themselves’ but rather tell an engaging and intelligent story ‘with data’. Basically, we need to move beyond counting things in order to really understand anything.

    I agree with pretty much everything Susan says, and her use of a very personal example really deepens the impact of her talk. I really liked her focus on the need for ‘deepening our critical thinking skills’, and I ...

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  3. GEOS seminar series at the Graduate Center

    Tue 30 September 2014
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    The Geography, Earth Science and Oceanography Seminars (GEOS) is hosting myself and Prof Sean Ahearn this Thursday to give a talk on “Computational GIScience: Current Research at the CARSI Lab”.

    GEOS Seminar Series Announcement

    The talk will feature a bunch of the fun and exciting stuff we’re doing at CARSI, including our EnviroCar project and some of my recent work with spatial data flows. The talks will start around 5:30 PM on Thursday October 2nd 2014 in the Science Center, Room 4102 at the CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue, NYC). I’m told that light snacks and refreshments will be served ...

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  4. Become a Citizen Scientist with EnviroCar

    Fri 26 September 2014
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    World Class Traffic Jam 2

    Do you have an Android phone? Do you use a car on a regular basis?

    Become a Citizen Scientist!

    enviroCar is an open platform to collect and analyze moving vehicle data. It accesses the car’s sensors with an Android smartphone and a Bluetooth OBD-II adapter that we will provide for free. The enviroCar app provides you with information about your car and your driving characteristics. By uploading the data to the enviroCar server you contribute to a growing collection of anonymized open data, helping scientists and traffic experts understand our city. We are looking for volunteers to join ...

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  5. Stephen Flood Guest Speaker

    Tue 13 May 2014
    cfarmer

    Please join us Wednesday, May 21st from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Hunter College Geography Conference Room (Hunter North 1004) for a talk by guest speaker Stephen Flood, who will be talking about Communicating across disciplines in the climate change sphere.

    If you can’t make it in person, there will also be a live feed available here (the feed will also be recorded, so you can view it at a later date as well).

    Topic: This seminar will leverage the work carried out in the Climate Changes Impacts and Implications for New Zealand (CCII) project to demonstrate some ...

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  6. Google Summer of Code 2014

    Thu 08 May 2014
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    Google Summer of Code 2014 Logo

    The decisions for Google Summer of Code 2014 have been made, and I’ll be mentoring Rahul Raja from India. He will be working on the enviroCar app UX design. Right next door, Carsten Keßler (who has already posted an annoucement) will be mentoring Tao Lin from China, who will be working on the Linked Data service provided by enviroCar.

    We are both looking forward to working with the students and with the folks at 52°North, who are also mentoring 3 more students in other projects:

    • Sensor Data Access for Rasdaman, Simona Badoiu (Romania)
    • Using the ILWIS framework for ...

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