Paper and Poster Titles & Authors

Tuesday May 22, 2018, 1:30 pm

Waldo Tobler Memorial Session #1

  The Evolution of Cartography in the Digital Age: From Digitizing Vertices to Intelligent Maps (pdf)

E. Lynn Usery1 and Dalia Varanka1

1US Geological Survey 

  Area-Preserving Simplification of Polygon Features (pdf)

Barry Kronenfeld1, Lawrence Stanislawski2, Tyler Brockmeyer1, and Barbara Buttenfield3 

1Eastern Illinois University; 2US Geological Survey; 3University of Colorado

  Active Symbolism: Towards a New Theoretical Paradigm for Statistical Cartography (pdf) Marc Armstrong, University of Iowa
  Analysis of the Adoption of StoryMaps (pdf)

Aileen Buckley1 and Kevin Butler1


Tuesday May 22, 2018, 3:00 pm

Waldo Tobler Memorial Session #2

  Embracing Visualization as a Key Element in Computational Movement Analytics Somayeh Dodge, University of Minnesota 
  Generalizing Linear Stream Features to Preserve Sinuosity for Analysis and Display: A Pilot Study in Multi-Scale Data Science (pdf)

Lawrence Stanislawski1, Barry Kronenfeld2, Barbara Buttenfield3, and Tyler Brockmeyer1

1US Geological Survey; 2Eastern Illinois University;3University of Colorado

  From Point Clouds to Tactile Maps: How Lidar and Photogrammetry Can Improve Maps for People with Visual Impairments

Thomas Pingel1, Matthew Mendez1, and Earle Isibue1

1Northern Illinois University

  MapStudy: An Open Source Survey Tool for Researching Interactive Web Maps (pdf)

Robert Roth1, Carl Sack2, Meghan Kelly1, Nick Lally1, and Kristen Vincent1

1University of Wisconsin - Madison; 2Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College

Tuesday May 22, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Poster Session

  Understanding of Within City Electricity Consumption Patterns through Settlement Characterization

Pranab K. Roy Chowdhury1,2, Jeanette Weaver1, Eric Weber1, Dalton Lunga1, Amy Rose1 and Budhendra L. Bhaduri1,2

1Oak Ridge National Laboratory; 2The University of Tennessee

  Automatic Alignment of Geographic Features in Contemporary Vector Data and Georeferenced Historical Maps Using Reinforcement Learning 

Weiwei Duan1 and Yao-Yi Chiang1

1University of Southern California

  Optimizing Activity Locations in GIS using a Multi-Objective Trajectory Approach 

Xin Feng1, Shaohua Wang1,2, Alan T. Murray1, Yuanpei Cao3, Song Gao4

1University of California - Santa Barbara; 2Chinese Academy of Science; 3AdColony, Inc.; 4University of Wisconsin - Madison

  Unmanned Aircraft Systems and the Atmospheric Boundary Layer: A New Frontier for Geospatial Data Science?

Amy Frazier1 and Benjamin Hemingway1

1Oklahoma State University


Towards Healthy Cities: Presenting a Spatial Framework for Prevalence of Diseases

Monica Haddad, Iowa State University


Winner, Student Scholarship Award

Predicting County-Level Maize Yield with Deep Learning and Satellite Data

Yanghui Kang1 and Mutlu Ozdogan1

1University of Wisconsin - Madison

 Incorporating Changes in Multi-scale Databases Incorporating Changes in Multi-scale Databases

 Dan Lee1, Nobbir Ahmed1, and Iffat Chowdhury1



Winner, Student Scholarship Award

Viewshed Analysis for UAS Flight Planning

Samuel Levin1 and May Yuan1

1University of Texas - Dallas

  Flyover Country

Ross Thorn1, Simon Goring1, Robert Roth1, Shane Loeffler2, and Amy Myrbo2

1University of Wiscosin - Madison; 2University of Minnesota

  Identifying Crime Patterns in Mexico Using Geo-social Mining and Clustering

Roberto Zagal-Flores1, Miguel-Felix Mata-Rivera1, Christophe Claramunt2, and Edgar Armando Catalán-Salgado3

1UPIITA-IPN, Mexico; 2Naval Academy Research Institute; 3ESCOM-IPN, Mexico

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8:45 am  

Session #3: Deep Learning

  Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Map Type Classification (pdf)

Xiran Zhou1 and Jun Liu2

1Arizona State University; 2Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  Automatic Generation of Precisely Delineated Geographic Features from Georeferenced Historical Maps Using Deep Learning (pdf)

Weiwei Duan1, Yao-Yi Chiang1, Craig Knoblock1, Johannes Uhl2, and Stefan Leyk2

1University of Southern California; 2University of Colorado

  Exploring the Potential of Deep Learning for Settlement Symbol Extraction from Historical Map Documents (pdf)

Johannes Uhl1, Stefan Leyk1; Yao-Yi Chiang2, Weiwei Duan2, and Craig Knoblock2

1University of Colorado; 2University of Southern California

Wednesday May 23, 2018, 1:45 pm

Session #4: Lightning Talks

  A 3D Spatial Optimization Problem for Determining Optimal Locations for Bluetooth Beacon Placement (pdf)

Brent Dell1 and May Yuan1

1University of Texas - Dallas

  Aerial Imaging and Lidar Point Cloud Fusion for Low-Order Stream Identification (pdf)

Ethan Shavers1 and Lawrence Stanislawski1 

1US Geological Survey

  Design-based Approaches to Identify Causation in GIS Education Research (pdf) Ola Ahlqvist, The Ohio State University
  Using Deep Learning and Google Street View to Quantify the Shade Provision of Street Trees in Boston, Massachusetts Xiaojiang Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  Web-Based Demo to Show a Land Use Code Ontology (pdf) Nancy Wiegand, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Wednesday May 23, 2018, 3:15 pm

Session #5: Transportation & Movement

  Geospatial Machine Learning: Predicting Accident-Prone Road Segments Using GIS and Data Mining

Xiao Li1, Daniel Goldberg1, Tracy Hammond1, and Xingchen Chen1

1Texas A&M University

  Development of a GIS-Based Model to Examine Alternative Scenarios for Last-Mile Freight Delivery (pdf) Amy Moore, Oak Ridge National Lab 
  Spatiotemporal Modeling of Traffic Accident Using Network Kernel Density Estimation and Space Syntax Analysis: A Case Study in Dallas, Texas, USA (pdf)

Benjamin Acker1 and May Yuan1

1University of Texas - Dallas

  A Crowdsourcing-Geocomputational Framework of Mobile Crowd Estimation T. Edwin Chow, Texas State University
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 8:45 am  

Session #6: Integration of Big Disparate Data

  The Internet of Things and Fast Data Streams: Prospects for Geospatial Data Science in Emerging Information Ecosystems (pdf)

Marc Armstrong1, Shaowen Wang2, and Zhe Zhang2

1University of Iowa; 2University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Logistics Modeling and Performance: A Demonstration of Integrative Data Science (pdf)

 Kevin Curtin, University of Alabama

  EWN-KDF: A Knowledge Discovery Framework to Understand the Energy Water Nexus

Anne Berres1, Rajasekar Karthik1, Alexandre Sorokine1, Phillip Nugent1, Melissa Allen1, Ryan McManamay1, Varun Chandola2, Arshad Zaidi2, Jibonananda Sanyal1, Budhendra Bhaduri1

1Oak Ridge National Laboratory; 2University at Buffalo

Thursday May 24, 2018, 10:45 am  

Session #7: Visualization

  Maps as Graphs: An Implementation for Cartographic Retrieval of Linked Geographical Data (pdf)

Dalia Varanka1, William Baumer2, and Logan Powell2

1US Geological Survey; 2Missouri University of Science and Technology

  Geovisual Text Analytics for Exploring Public Discourse on Twitter: a Case Study of Immigration Tweets Before and After the January 27, 2017 Travel Ban (pdf)

Caglar Koylu1, Bryce Dietrich1, and Ryan Larson1

1University of Iowa

  GeoVisual Analytics for the Exploration of Complex Movement Patterns on Arterial Roads (pdf)

Irma Kveladze1 and Niels Agerholm1

1Aalborg University, Denmark

  Visualizing Sea Level Rise Induced Migration Using Hexagonal Grids (pdf)

Hoda Tahami1, Bo Zhao1, David Wrathall1, and Majidreza Hosseinieh Farahani1

1Oregon State University