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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 geospatial.ncsu.edu.

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.