We live in a world where the importance of spatial data is ever increasing. Many of the societal challenges we face today — fire response, energy distribution, efficient resource allocation, land use, food scarcity, invasive species, climate change, privacy and safety — are associated with big spatial data. Addressing these challenges will require trained analysts fluent in:
- Big Data Tools: integrating disparate data, from aircraft, satellites, mobile phones, historic collections, public records, the internet;
- Geospatial Analysis: using easily available and open technology for robust data analysis, sharing, and publication;
- Visualization: understanding and applying core spatial analysis methods;and applying visualization tools to communicate with project managers, policy-makers, scientists and the public.
Join us at the Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) to expand your geospatial toolkit and explore new web-enhanced ways to visualize and communicated your data!