Spatial@local14 Agendaspatial@ucsb.local2014 focuses on the creation of smart places through spatially enabled technologies. In this context, smart is interpreted as digital, informed, adaptive, efficient, cost effective, sustainable, and green; and place refers to a behavioral space, such as a home, vehicle, building, neighborhood, campus, city, or region.

The Spatially Enabled Smart Places Plenary Session featured a presentation by Alexander Stepanov (University of Massachusetts Amherst) who demonstrated how GIS technologies can tie diverse systems together for decision support to enable a smart campus. Following, Jon Jablonski (Director of the Map and Imagery Laboratory, UCSB)  explained how geo-spatial technologies can be linked to other information and communication systems to provide a primary platform for searching and integrating data to support research and education. The session was chaired by Werner Kuhn, newly appointed Director of the Center for Spatial Studies.

Agenda for the Spatially Enabled Smart Places (June 3, 2014)

9:30amChannel Islands Regional GIS (CIRGIS) Meeting (also open to the public)
11:00amPlenary Session: Spatially Enabled Smart Places

Introduction: Werner Kuhn (Prof., Department of Geography, UCSB)

Spatially Enabled Smart Campus: Coupling GIS and Operations Research Alexander Stepanov (Campus Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Sound Map: A Library Engagement with Research and Educational Spatial Science Jon Jablonski (Map and Imagery Library, UCSB)
12:30pmLunch and Annual Poster Exhibit (RSVP necessary, kdoehner@spatial.ucsb.edu)
1:15pmCampus Sustainability Tour Led by Mo Lovegreen (Director of Sustainability, UCSB)

Invitation (pdf) Speakers and Bios (pdf) Posters Photos of the Event