UCGIS Symposium 2021Advancing GIScience-informed Policy Solutions

June 7 - 11, 2021 (online)

 Keep enjoying the Symposium!  Recordings of our sessions can be found via the Symposium schedule

Our world is facing unprecedented health, economic, social, and environmental challenges, and the GIScience community has a responsibility to respond and advance solutions. This Symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners to show how GIScience theories, technologies, and methods can be employed for geospatial policy and decision-making to create a healthy, economically vibrant, socially just, and environmentally sustainable world.  

GIS&T Body of Knowledge

The Geographic Information Science & Technologies Body of Knowledge (BoK) is onlineNew topics are added regularly, and original ones are being revised and expanded. The Editorial Team is always looking for authors and reviewers. Contribute to this global effort for an open, current, and vibrant collection of knowledge for our discipline. 

Topics published during the 2nd quarter of 2021 included:

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2021 Symposium Student award winners

2021 Lightning Talk Awards

  • 1st Place:  Mehak Sachdeva, Arizona State University: Why Scale Matters: Simpson’s Paradox, MAUP and Local Modeling
  • 2nd Place: Shannon Ricci, North Carolina State University: Assessment of visitation trends at North Carolina artificial reefs using high-resolution satellite imagery
  • Honorable Mention: Jenna Epstein and Jeff Stern, University of Pennsylvania: Predicting Wildfires and Preparing Communities in Southern California

2021 Paper Awards

  • 1st Place: Yue Lin, The Ohio State University: Identifying High Accuracy Regions in Traffic Camera Images to Enhance Density Estimation
  • 2nd Place: Adam Gallaher, University of Connecticut: Estimating Second-Generation Biofuel Feedstock Production on Marginal Lands in Connecticut
  • Honorable Mention: Jinwoo Park, Texas A&M University: Measuring Accessibility to ICU Beds under the Uncertainty of Supply and Mobility

2021 Poster Awards

  • 1st Place: Penelope Mitchell, University of Alabama: Geographic Disparities in Access to Medication for Opioid Use Disorder across US census Tracts based on Treatment Utilization Behavior
  • 2nd Place: Fikriyah Winata, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “My space and time are dictated by my jobs”: Space-Time Constraints for Female Domestic Workers in Hong Kong