Spatial Hangouts 3

May 6, 2019 • Categories: Event | Featured | News | Spatial Data Science Hangout

Date: May 14 Time: 11:30am -12:30 pm RSVP by: Friday, May 10 For the next meeting, we will review and discuss the Open Knowledge Network (OKN) proposals, the proposed work, and the path ahead in developing the full proposals.” Join our Slack channel!...

Save the Date: Spatial Hangouts 2

Mar 12, 2019 • Categories: Event | News | Spatial Data Science Hangout

Dear all, After a successful first Spatial Data Science Hangout, we would like to run a follow-up on Monday March 18, 2019 from 12-1pm. We got a lot of positive feedback form many of you but even more importantly several useful suggestions on how to change the formula for the hangout and we will implement them for next week. We will also have a light lunch available for you. Finally, you can also join our slack channel if you plan to regularly participate in the hangout series:...

The Lunch Incubator: A Spatial Data Hangout Recap

Feb 27, 2019 • Categories: Event | News | Recap | Spatial Data Science Hangout

  What a treat it was to host the Center for Spatial Studies’ first Spatial Data Science hangout. Almost 30 usually dispersed graduate students crept out from their hiding places into the bright of day this Tuesday, having heard the call of an informal gathering of spatial data scientists. Initially smelling the hor d’oeuvres from C’est Cheese, they stayed to hear Dr. Janowicz propose two moonshot ideas to advance the field of Spatial Data Science. If we want to make Spatial Data Science a field with a vision, he imagines, we need a big, crazy idea to drive towards. What could that idea be? How about a Geo-Turing test: say a user asks a GIS question of a machine and is unable to tell the difference between a machine’s and a GIS analyst’s results? Or, as another crazy idea, how about detecting and resolving spatial trends of civil destruction, before the Great Filter is upon us? Students then hopped into the mingling space to grab some Mediterranean food and discuss the ideas they’d just heard. What more was there to learn and do? What next could be done? Inter-lab discussion brought a chance to catch up with old friends and get new ways to think about these topics.   We plan to host many more productive discussions on a monthly or a bi-weekly basis by bringing together bright young minds in a space with some brain food and a provocative thought.   If you were unable to make it and are dreaming of the pita, or have ideas for topics of discussion, please contact janowicz@ucsb.edu or join the Spatial Data Slack channel.   Join us for Spatial Data Hangout 2 on March...