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Digital Disruption: A Workshop on the Implications for the Geospatial Realm

Dan Farkas, Pace University
Brian Hilton, Claremont Graduate University
James Pick, University of Redlands
Hindupur Ramakrishna, University of Redlands
Avijit Sarkar, University of Redlands
Namchul Shin, Pace University

Description

This workshop will serve as a research forum on the varied aspects of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the emergence of the “Geospatial Realm”. As the understanding that geospatial, or locational, data has value for many organizations, the focus on this special type of data has also increased. For example, the use of GIS for organizational intelligence, location-based analytics, and geospatial data management has increased exponentially over the past several years. \ \ Along with this rapid growth have been parallel trends in related technologies such as “the cloud”, Artificial Intelligence, crowd-sourced data collection, and the demand for real-time information. However, today, the term “GIS” no longer seems to fully describe the extent and use of geospatial technologies or the impact that the “Digital Disruption” has had on the geospatial community. \ \ For this workshop, the term “Geospatial Realm” is intended to better describe these phenomenon and to help identify emerging areas of research that will leverage the rapidly evolving data-intensive, analytic-intensive, and high-performance computing related to scalable geospatial insight; insight based on advanced spatial and spatial-temporal analyses and the integration of large-scale geospatial databases, that enable analytic output to be generated quickly, and accurately, for decision making. \ \ In addition to workshop activities, a group activity will be facilitated focusing on this research area to discuss the “who, what, where, when, how, and why” of participating in this burgeoning research domain. \

 
Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Digital Disruption: A Workshop on the Implications for the Geospatial Realm

This workshop will serve as a research forum on the varied aspects of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the emergence of the “Geospatial Realm”. As the understanding that geospatial, or locational, data has value for many organizations, the focus on this special type of data has also increased. For example, the use of GIS for organizational intelligence, location-based analytics, and geospatial data management has increased exponentially over the past several years. \ \ Along with this rapid growth have been parallel trends in related technologies such as “the cloud”, Artificial Intelligence, crowd-sourced data collection, and the demand for real-time information. However, today, the term “GIS” no longer seems to fully describe the extent and use of geospatial technologies or the impact that the “Digital Disruption” has had on the geospatial community. \ \ For this workshop, the term “Geospatial Realm” is intended to better describe these phenomenon and to help identify emerging areas of research that will leverage the rapidly evolving data-intensive, analytic-intensive, and high-performance computing related to scalable geospatial insight; insight based on advanced spatial and spatial-temporal analyses and the integration of large-scale geospatial databases, that enable analytic output to be generated quickly, and accurately, for decision making. \ \ In addition to workshop activities, a group activity will be facilitated focusing on this research area to discuss the “who, what, where, when, how, and why” of participating in this burgeoning research domain. \