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Posted on Dec 10, 2014

Mapping the World With Geospatial Analytics

Mapping the World With Geospatial Analytics

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Researchers and students in NC State’s Center for Geospatial Analytics emphasize the importance of “place” in science, society, and decision-making. The center’s interdisciplinary approach provides data-driven modeling and visualizations — tools that are key to identifying sustainable solutions to a multitude of environmental and societal challenges. The technological and intellectual hub for a faculty excellence program, the center is based in the College of Natural Resources but develops collaborations across campus — and with outside partners. Learn more at

Exploring New Visualizations

Men reviewing colorful visualization

Data sets can be organized to provide colorful visualizations.

students using models

Contours in mapping are 3-D in scale.

woman wears high tech viewing goggles

New viewing technology provides added perspective.

researcher shows multi-dimensional perspective

High-quality graphics allow data to be illustrated in multiple dimensions.

hands touching 3-D topographic model

Topography has new research opportunities.

whiteboard discussion

Brainstorming often starts via whiteboard discussions.

researchers review map image on screen

Collaboration is key in developing and interpreting data sets.