spatial@ucsb.local2019: Poster and Plenary Session

May 13, 2019 • Categories: Event | Featured | News | spatial@ucsb.local

  Thursday, June 6, 2018 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Corwin Pavilion Invitation & Agenda Speakers Posters The annual spatial@ucsb.local2019 Poster and Plenary Session will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Corwin Pavilion, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year’s theme for the event is Spatial Data for Smarter Cities. Keynotes will be delivered by Mahnoosh Alizadeh (Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara), Konstadinos (Kostas) Goulias (Dept. of Geography, UC Santa Barbara), and Kurt Shellhause (Water Resources Engineer, Kasraie Consulting). Representatives from the private sector and industry and campus-wide academics in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and engineering programs will showcase how spatial thinking facilitates research and creativity. A total of 38 posters were submitted for viewing. See agenda, speaker bios and abstracts, and a sampling of posters above. The poster session will begin at 12:30 p.m. and lunch will be served in tandem. Lunch will continue to be served and posters may be viewed until 2:30 p.m. For planning purposes, we request that you RSVP to kdoehner@spatial.ucsb.edu before Thursday, May 30. We invite you, your colleagues, and your students to participate in this event as attendees to the plenary and/or viewers of the posters. We look forward to your participation and encourage you to share this invitation with others who may be interested in...

Call for Posters: spatial@ucsb.local2019

Apr 4, 2019 • Categories: Event | Featured | Highlight | spatial@ucsb.local | Uncategorized

Before you know it, the end of the year will arrive, bringing with it one of the Spatial Center’s biggest and best events: spatial@ucsb.local! With speakers and poster sessions geared to a spatial topic of interest to the county-wide community, this event is not-to-be-missed! This year’s theme is Spatial Data for Smarter Cities. We solicit posters for this event, which will be on June 6 at the Corwin Pavilion—graduates, undergraduates, faculty, staff, and the local community are all invited to either participate or simply attend! Although the plenary session has a theme, we will accept posters on any topic that addresses any aspect of spatial analysis. Poster submitters will be expected to hang their work early in the day and then return during the poster session to eat lunch and explain/discuss their work to the viewers who come from on and off campus. Our deadline for reserving space for a poster submission is May 15. To submit a poster or inquire for more information, please contact Karen Doehner at kdoehner@spatial.ucsb.edu. Lunch will be provided! Call for Posters 2019 535.79 KB Call for Posters Call for...

spatial@ucsb.local2018: Poster and Plenary Session

Jun 6, 2018 • Categories: Event | Featured | News | spatial@ucsb.local

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Corwin Pavilion Invitation & Agenda Speakers Posters The annual spatial@ucsb.local2018 Poster and Plenary Session was held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Corwin Pavilion, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year’s theme for the event was Improving Information Accuracy for Extreme Events. Keynotes were delivered by Jessica White (Direct Relief International), Chris Renschler (Dept. of Geography, University at Buffalo), and Brian Heath (Ventura County Fire Department). Representatives from the private sector and industry and campus-wide academics in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and engineering programs were invited to showcase how spatial thinking facilitates research and creativity. A total of 53 posters were submitted for viewing. See agenda, speaker bios and abstracts, and a sampling of posters...

spatial@ucsb.local2018: Posters

spatial@ucsb.local2018 main page Can Navigation Ability Be Improved? Can Navigation Ability Be Improved? Chuanxiuyue (Carol) He and Mary Hegarty Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara Growth (versus fixed) mindset in navigation ability refers to a person’s implicit theory that their navigation ability can (or cannot) be improved. Previous studies have shown that people with growth mindset in general are more likely to approach challenges and value efforts so that they are more likely to have better achievements (Dweck, 1998; Dweck, 2006). This study aims to investigate the relations between the mindset in navigation ability, self-reported sense of direction, everyday navigation behaviors, and people’s actual navigation abilities, including perspective-taking, constructing survey knowledge (estimating directions to destinations), and navigation efficiency (finding shortcut to navigate). Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Map Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Map Benchmark Maps Effects of Climate Change and Urbanization on Joshua Trees Effects of Climate Change and Urbanization on Joshua Trees Shelly Hill, Moriah Mason, and Christine Pang Yucca brevifolia, more commonly known as the Joshua tree, is a giant yucca endemic to the desert grasslands and shrublands of the Mojave Desert. This species is an important source of food and habitat for small mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and spiders. However, the Joshua tree is restricted to locations with cold winters, hot summers, and little precipitation, resulting in a small inhabited range. This limited habitat distribution is likely to be affected by factors such as urbanization and climate change. With changes in the Joshua tree’s distribution, there will be subsequent effects on the many organisms that depend on Yucca brevifolia as well. With these factors in mind, we hope to visually quantify the negative impacts the factors of urbanization and climate change will have on the this species. Expanding UCSB Sustainability's Urban Orchard Program Expanding UCSB Sustainability’s Urban Orchard Program Thomas Crimmel, Adriana Ocasio, Yixue Meng, Thomas Smith The University of California’s Food Access and Security survey found that nineteen percent of the UC community meets the USDA’s definitions of “very low” food security while twenty-three percent met the definition for “low” food security (Martinez et al. 2016). UCSB Sustainability has combined this need with recent funding towards urban agriculture to launch an on campus urban orchard project that supplies AS Food Bank with fresh produce to give back to the students. Seven citrus trees have already been successfully potted in Storke Plaza. In working to better understand where to expand the Urban Orchard project, our team is finding a way to make this process more expedient and the project more successful. In comparing and weighting data covering restricted areas, solar insolation, potable water accessibility, and proximity to other sites, geospatial...

spatial@ucsb.local2018: Call for Posters

Mar 21, 2018 • Categories: Event | Featured | News | spatial@ucsb.local

Submissions of demos or posters of research and creative works are invited for display at the annual spatial@ucsb.local2018 Poster and Plenary Session on Improving Maps for Extreme Events, which will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Corwin Pavilion. Representatives from the private sector and industry and campus-wide academics in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and engineering programs are invited to showcase how spatial thinking facilitates research and creativity. Although the theme this year is on Improving Maps for Extreme Events, posters reflecting some aspect of spatial thinking on any topic will be accepted. To reserve your space for a poster or to indicate your attendance and join us for lunch, please RSVP to Karen Doehner (kdoehner@spatial.ucsb.edu). Deadline for poster reservation is Monday, May...