Last fall, Carsten Kessler and I gave a online talk about our EnviroCar project. The talk was entitled “EnviroCar - A GIS Framework for Citizen-based Environmental Monitoring in NYC” and was hosted by the New York State GIS Association. It was the first talk of the Transportation Professional Affiliation Group, which was quite an honor for Carsten and I. Check out the NYSGIS YouTube channel for more awesome talks, and check out the following embedded video to see the EnviroCar recording:
- Fri 16 January 2015 cfarmer
- Thu 30 October 2014 cfarmer
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 ...
- Tue 30 September 2014 cfarmer
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 ...
- Fri 26 September 2014 cfarmer
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 ...
- Thu 08 May 2014 cfarmer
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 ...
- Wed 30 April 2014 cfarmer
FREE AND OPEN SOURCE GIS – August 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 ...
- Thu 06 March 2014 cfarmer
I have recently been asked to help out with the Geospatial Data in Science track for SciPy 2014 in Austin, Texas this coming July. The conference is being held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas from July 6th to 12th 2014. It promises to be an awesome gathering of scientific Python users, developers, and organizations. You can checkout the conference announcement on the SciPy 2014 website, where you can register to submit a proposal and/or abstract, and generally find out all about the SciPy community and conference.
- Wed 05 March 2014 cfarmer
We have two openings for undergraduate research assistants here at the Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information. You can find the original announcement on Dr. Carsten Keßler‘s website. In short, we are looking for
- A student who can help us move our website over to WordPress (detailed description); and
- A student who can support us with Android app development in the enviroCar project (detailed description).
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