U of A Geospatial Technologies Experts Present Research, Workshops at Regional Symposium

Researchers from the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences will attend the Arkansas GIS Users Forum's upcoming 2017 Training and Symposium, presenting a variety of geospatial research topics alongside faculty and graduate students from the Department of Geosciences and the graduate program in Environmental Dynamics.

CAST researchers will also offer pre-conference workshops on Oct. 3, focusing on applications of geospatial technology.

The Symposium will take place in Eureka Springs, Arkansas from Oct. 4-6, with pre-conference workshops scheduled for Oct. 3. To register, visit www.argisusers.org/symposium.

The Arkansas GIS Users Forum is a non-profit organization that promotes the acquisition, application and availability of geospatial information and technologies in the state of Arkansas. The biennial Symposium brings together GIS users and professionals from all over Arkansas, providing a venue for discussions on current research, workshops designed to introduce or enhance geospatial skills, and a showcase of how industries and government agencies are using geographic information in Arkansas.

Researchers, faculty and students will present on a number of topics and offer several hands-on, technical workshops, including:

  • Best practices for Very High Resolution DEMs from UAS Imagery – Joseph Jordan (M.S. GEOS) and Fred Limp (GEOS, CAST)

  • Analysis of Monarch Habitat Change Throughout the Central U.S. – Hanna Ford (Ph.D. GEOS, CAST)

  • An Interactive View into the Past: Historic Washington, Arkansas – John Wilson (CAST)

  • Rising Above: Archiving the Experiences of Japanese Internment at Rohwer – Christopher Angel (CAST), Angie Payne (CAST)

  • Thinking about a drone? Here's what you need to ask! – Malcolm Williamson (CAST)

  • Mapping the Last Steps - Using UAS and GIS to Help Locate People that Become Lost When Crossing Borders – Malcolm Williamson (CAST)

  • The Corona Atlas 2.0: Crowd-sourcing Satellite Image Acquisition and Orthorectification – Christopher Angel (CAST)

  • Grave Identification with Hyperspectral Imaging – Adam Barnes (CAST)

  • Pollinator Protection with Spatial Volunteers – Brian Culpepper (CAST)

  • OPENGATE: Expanding Opportunities for Geospatial Education in Arkansas – Robyn Lane (CAST)

  • Preparing for the Next Natural Gas Boom in Arkansas – Brian Culpepper (CAST)

  • Making Geospatial Technology Skills Available Across the State – Fred Limp (GEOS, CAST), Jack Cothren (GEOS, CAST), Panagiotis Giannakis (Ph.D. ENDY)

  • You Got a 3D Picture From Your UAV — Now What? – Fred Limp (GEOS, CAST), Joseph Johnson (M.S. GEOG), Katie Wyatt (M.S. GEOG), Justin Rollins (M.S. GEOG)

  • Analyzing Truck Traffic in Arkansas Using Onboard GPS Data – Malcolm Williamson (CAST)

The 2017 Training and Symposium is sponsored in part by Navigation Electronic Inc., EFS GeoTechnologies, ESRI, Cityworks, Pulaski Area GIS, The Sanborn Map Company Inc., The Schneider Corporation, Meshek & Associates LLC, FTN Associates Ltd, and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas.

For more information on the Arkansas GIS Users Forum, visit www.argisusers.org.

About the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies: The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies is a multi-disciplinary center for spatial research and technology housed within the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Established in 1991, CAST offers students, faculty, and the public opportunities to learn about the various applications of geographic information systems. CAST investigators span the social and physical sciences with expertise in the measurement and analysis of spatially referenced, multi-scalar data and processes, and are funded primarily through external sponsorships. More information about CAST can be found at cast.uark.edu. For ongoing news, follow CAST on Facebook and Twitter.

Contacts

Nani Verzon, public information specialist
Center For Advanced Spatial Technologies
479-575-8614, hverzon@uark.edu

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