Spatial Discovery Expert Meeting: Final Report

Aug 24, 2015 • Categories: Featured | News | Publications | Specialist Meetings

Final Report on our 2015 Specialist Meeting on Spatial Discovery Editors: Savannah Cooley,  Sara Lafia, Antonio Medrano, Denise Stephens, and Werner Kuhn This report summarizes a two-day expert meeting on “Spatial Discovery,” organized jointly by the Library and the Center for Spatial Studies of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and held on June 16–17, 2015 at the Upham Hotel, in Santa Barbara. The 24 participants contributed...

Spatial Approaches to Information Search CFP

Jul 31, 2015 • Categories: Featured | News | Publications | Research

Call for Papers: Spatial Cognition & Computation Special Issue on Spatial Approaches to Information Search Call for Papers Guest editors Andrea Ballatore, Center for Spatial Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Werner Kuhn, Geography/Center for Spatial Studies, UCSB Mary Hegarty, Psychological and Brain Sciences/Center for Spatial Studies, UCSB Ed Parsons, Google We invite papers to be submitted to a special issue in the...

Library Receives Gift to Support Spatial Data Research

Jul 13, 2015 • Categories: Featured | News | Research

The UC Santa Barbara Library has received a generous anonymous gift that will support research to identify more effective technical ways of identifying spatial data. The Spatial Discovery Fund aims to raise awareness of spatial and data analysis in research and teaching. Deep exploration across disciplines, and its impact on the university, is possible only because of donor support and a commitment to intellectual discovery. Read...

Spatial Archives

Jul 1, 2015 • Categories: Featured | News | Projects | Research | Resources

The Center for Spatial Studies is creating an archive through the California Digital Library’s e-Scholarship initiative to preserve in perpetuity,and to enhance access to, the accomplishments and publications of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA)…

spatial@ucsb.local2015: Poster and Plenary Session

Jun 2, 2015 • Categories: Event | Featured | News | spatial@ucsb.local

June 2, 2015 – Corwin Pavilion, UCSB There is a spatial component at the core of all search. On one hand, search technologies rely on a spatial metaphor: We talk about going to our favorite websites, searching for fragments in an overwhelmingly large space of documents, images, and videos. On the other hand, geographic space is essential to index information, relying on the location of entities. Extending our 2014 Specialist Meeting on Spatial...