Reimbursement

Reimbursement We offer support for your trip ($700 for domestic, $1200 for international travel), as well as lodging for three nights at the Upham Hotel. Please confirm your acceptance of this invitation by Friday, March 3. Please be aware that the University of California travel reimbursement policy requires that all travel be done by economy class on U.S. carriers (unless not available), and that full documentation of travel itinerary and payment be provided. Please be prepared to present these documents, as well as your original boarding passes. Reimbursements will be processed upon receiving the required documentation from you. Karen Doehner can accept your documents during the meetings, or if you prefer to mail them later, please mail to: Karen Doehner Department of Geography-4060 University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060 Required Documentation for Travel Reimbursement Travel Reimbursement Form (completed, w/ traveler’s signature and mailing address) Travel itinerary Proof of payment Original boarding passes All original receipts related to travel (parking, airbus, taxi, train) Original itemized receipts for any food consumed If personal car is used, miles traveled, license plate number, liability insurance If you are not a U.S. citizen, copies of passport picture page and visa page, or copy of green card will be required, as well as an Immigration Status...

Spatial Discovery II

In 2015, the UCSB Library and the Center for Spatial Studies received a private grant to study and address the challenges that libraries and researchers face in making research data discoverable via spatial metadata on diverse platforms and in a variety of environments. The goal of this project was an expanded awareness and adoption of spatial discovery and analysis in research and teaching, supported by novel library services. Partnering with the UCSB Library in this project, the Center for Spatial Studies convened a second expert meeting, “Spatial Discovery II,” at the Upham Hotel and the UCSB campus on May 11 and 12, 2017 in Santa Barbara. This meeting built on the discussions at the first Spatial Discovery meeting in June 2015, of challenges, practices, and potential strategies associated with cross-platform content discovery. The fundamental questions discussed were: How can spatially mediated discovery provide single-point access to research data, across distributed repositories and catalogs? How can the discovery of research objects in general be spatially supported? and How can spatial discovery be applied to topic spaces, not just geographic ones? Participants, typically involved in research on data-seeking and its requirements, contributed expertise in Library Science, as well as in Geography and Computer science, pertaining to spatial information. Thursday, May 11 was devoted to discussions in plenary and small-group sessions. Friday, May 12 was spent in part on campus, demonstrating first project results and involving campus researchers and administrators in a discussion of how to move forward.          ...

Universals and Variation in Spatial Referencing across Cultures and Languages

Specialist Meeting: Dec. 7–9, 2016. Universals and Variation in Spatial Referencing across Cultures and Languages, sponsored by the Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (http://spatial.ucsb.edu/) with a contribution from Esri, was held December 7–9, 2016, at the Upham Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA (http://www.uphamhotel.com/). By “spatial referencing” we mean the function with which a natural language expression locates something in the world. What do we know (and what would we like to know) about how such expressions and their referring function stay the same or vary across languages and cultures? Are there universals and systematic variations? Forty-two researchers were hosted for an open discussion of research results and needs addressing these and related questions. Participants represented the broadest possible range of disciplines and professions offering insights on the topic. The Specialist Meeting Organizing Committee: Werner Kuhn, (Chair), Director of the Center for Spatial Studies and Jack and Laura Dangermond Professor of Geography, UCSB Niclas Burenhult, Associate Professor of General Linguistics, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University; and Research Associate, Language and Cognition Group at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen Bernard Comrie, Distinguished Faculty Professor, Department of Linguistics, UCSB James Pustejovsky, Chair, Language and Linguistics and Computational Linguistics Programs and Director, Lab of Linguistics and Computation, Brandeis University Thora Tenbrink, Director of Research, College of Arts and Humanities and Reader in Cognitive Linguistics, Bangor University. Invited Speaker: Stephen C. Levinson, Director, Max Planck Institute for...

Accommodations and Travel

Suggested travel dates are arrival on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and departure on Friday afternoon or Saturday, Dec. 9/10. If accepted, participation is requested for the entire meeting, which runs from 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 until 12:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. Lodging We have arranged for a block of rooms at discounted rates at the Upham, and we will pay for three nights in a standard single room. However, if you would like an upgraded room or would like to stay for an early arrival or late departure, we will ask you to assume the extra cost. Upham Hotel 1404 De La Vina St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 962-0058 (800) 727-0876 www.uphamhotel.com If you plan to stay at the Upham Hotel, please let Karen Doehner (kdoehner@spatial.ucsb.edu) know what your travel dates/times are and if you require an upgraded room. She will provide the hotel with a rooming list, and will need your request for lodging no later than Friday, November 18. At check in, you will simply reference “spatial.” Travel All participants are expected to book their own round-trip economy-class flights to Santa Barbara and, upon arrival, to submit their receipts for reimbursement. The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) is about 8 miles from the hotel and is served by commuter affiliates of most major airlines. American Airlines1 (800) 433-7300 Alaska Airlines1 (800) 252-7522 United Airlines1 (800) 864-8331 US Airways1 (800) 428-4322 Once in Santa Barbara, the best way from the airport to the hotel is by taxi. If you do not fly directly into Santa Barbara, ground transportation is available from LAX to Santa Barbara through the Santa Barbara Airbus, please check their website: www.sbairbus.com for fares and schedules. You will note that fares are cheaper when booked early, and that discounted fares are offered if you are traveling with a companion. Reservations can be made online or by calling their toll-free number, +1 (800) 423-1618. If arriving on the Airbus, you must get off at the Santa Barbara stop (the Hyatt Hotel, 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd.) and take a taxi to the Upham from there. Dining We will be arranging for your lunches and dinners during the meeting days; breakfast is included in the hotel rate and is available in the hotel lobby. Please let Karen Doehner know if you are vegetarian or have any dietary preferences or restrictions that we should take into consideration when arranging for the...

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 expertise in Library Science, as well as knowledge pertaining to spatial information and relevant research on data-seeking behavior. Five keynote addresses as well as several plenary and break-out discussions explored the challenges, best practices, and potential strategies associated with the cross-platform discovery of spatial data in the context of modern libraries. Spatial Search – Final...

Spatial Search: Final Report

Apr 6, 2015 • Categories: Featured | News | Publications | Specialist Meetings

Final Report on our 2014 Specialist Meeting on Spatial Search Editors: Andrea Ballatore,  Mary Hegarty, Werner Kuhn, and Ed Parsons This specialist meeting on the theme of spatial search provided a platform for exploring research frontiers at the interface of computer science, cognitive science, and other disciplines, especially in the context of geographically referenced information. This report reviews the discussions among 36 experts from academia and industry over two days, and draws attention to research gaps that will require broad interdisciplinary efforts over the next five to ten years. Spatial Search – Final...