Data Science Work That Matters

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Imagine being able to hold a geographic information system (GIS) in your hands, feel the shape of the earth, sculpt its topography, and direct the flow of water. Researchers at NC State’s Center for Geospatial Analytics have made this novel idea a reality with Tangible Landscape, an open source tangible interface powered by GRASS GIS that physically and interactively manifests geospatial data so that users can naturally feel it, shape it, and immediately see results projected onto the 3-D model. This makes GIS far more intuitive and accessible for beginners, empowers geospatial experts, and creates exciting new opportunities for data scientists and developers alike – like gaming with GIS. Tangible Landscape is now being applied to tackle complex real world problems, from controlling the spread of wildfire or emerging infectious diseases to understanding the impacts of storm hazards.

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  • Data for Good: Data Science at Columbia University with Jeannette Wing
    D106 LSRC, Duke (telecast from UNC)
    Monday April 23 2018, 4:00PM – 5:00PM
    Snacks and coffee will be served. Find out more information on the DSI News page.
  • Data Matters 2018 registration is open! Go to datamatters.org and get signed up!

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