The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Mapping Science Committee and Geographical Sciences Committee Joint Fall Meeting

Start: 
Wednesday, 8 December 2021 12:00 EST
End: 
Wednesday, 8 December 2021 17:00 EST
Details: 

ACCELERATING THE ANALYSIS OF GEOGRAPHIC CHANGE

Human, environmental and coupled human-environmental systems are incredibly complex, constantly in flux and evolving.  To adapt to and mitigate geographic change across local to global scales necessitates new approaches and technologies to geographic information gathering and analysis.  Potentially filling this gap are emerging sources of novel geospatial data, which include nanosatellite (e.g. CubeSats, Planet) imagery, mobile phone data, open source mapping, georeferenced and mobile sensors, and social media.  Yet, while these new and frequent data sources offer exciting opportunities to respond more rapidly to geographic dynamics, they come with their own set of challenges, which go beyond unclear sampling frames, data quality and veracity. Equally important, they often increase the amount of data exponentially, which creates challenges to quick analysis and data management. It is increasingly clear that the underlying information architectures that enable the analysis of such geographic information are being outpaced by ever-increasing data volumes. 

In this meeting, we will discuss ways to approach and leverage novel geospatial data, analytics and platforms to understand and assess rapid and profound geographic change. We will discuss the geospatial data science, infrastructure and resource challenges, focusing on human displacement, movement and migration due to sudden and dramatic physical and human events.  

Four sessions will focus on: (1) reducing the latency of analysis ready data, (2) data interoperability, (3) data authoritativeness, and (4) analyzing human displacement and movement due to disruptions and shocks.

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In this meeting, we will discuss ways to approach and leverage novel geospatial data, analytics and platforms to understand and assess rapid and profound geographic change. We will discuss the geospatial data science, infrastructure and resource challenges, focusing on human displacement, movement and migration due to sudden and dramatic physical and human events.  

Four sessions will focus on: (1) reducing the latency of analysis ready data, (2) data interoperability, (3) data authoritativeness, and (4) analyzing human displacement and movement due to disruptions and shocks.