1. GEOS seminar series at the Graduate Center

    Tue 30 September 2014
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    GEOS Seminar Series Announcement

    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”. 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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  2. 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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  3. Stephen Flood Guest Speaker

    Tue 13 May 2014
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    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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  4. 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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  5. Playing with CitiBike Trip Histories

    Wed 07 May 2014
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    Chord flow diagram with time slider

    I recently attended the April 2014 #BetaNYC (#BikeNYC) @CitiBikeNYC Hacknight, and after seeing several interesting presentations on what people are doing, want to be doing, and are thinking of doing with the recently released Citi Bike Trip Histories, I was inspired. A few of us got together to ‘quickly’ and ‘easily’ hack together a Sankey diagram of the bike trip flows… Turns out this wasn’t nearly as quick and easy as we though: By the end of the evening, we were still struggling with getting D3js‘s Sankey plugin to play nicely with our data (which I was manipulating ...

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  6. Free and Open Source Masterclass, Aug 2014

    Wed 30 April 2014
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    FREE AND OPEN SOURCE GISAugust 4th to 8th, 2014

    The Department of Geography at Hunter College of the City University of New York and Hunter Continuing Education are offering a five day professional course in Free and Open Source GIS from August 4th to 8th, 2014. This five day course will span the entire range of GIS data capture, management, analysis, and visualization of geographic information using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). These different elements of the GIS workflow will be discussed over the first four days and will then be applied in a final project completed on ...

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  7. Two Guest Speakers

    Mon 28 April 2014
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    Please join us Wednesday, April 30th from 3:30-5:00 pm in the Hunter College Geography Conference Room (Hunter North 1004) for a talk by guest speakers JD Godchaux and Lela Prashad, and Robert Buchanan, who will be talking about Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial Applications.

    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).

    Announcement: We are excited to announce that the department will be hosting the second Free and Open Source for ...

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