Spatial Lightning Talks 2023

Date and Time
Online via Airmeet
Spatial Lightning Talks, March 16, 2023, 10:00 am PDT/6:00 pm CET

View recordings of Lightning Talks on YouTube

March 16, 2023
10:00–11:45 am PDT | 6:00–7:45 pm CET

The Spatial Lightning Talks feature intrepid presenters who have three minutes to deliver their idea, story, or message. Topics may be wide ranging, as long as space—geographic or otherwise—figures prominently. Both serious and lighthearted presentations are welcomed, as long as they stick to the Ignite Talks mantra, “Enlighten us, but make it quick.”

The event will be held on Airmeet, which runs best in the Chrome browser. This year, we are again pleased to welcome presenters from across the US and several countries worldwide. 

Preliminary Schedule:

(check back for updates)

10:00 am PDT

  • Welcome: Krzysztof Janowicz (Director, Center for Spatial Studies)
  • Technical notes: Kitty Currier (Postdoc, Center for Spatial Studies)

Round 1 (16 min.):

  1. Luísa Vieira Lucchese (Department of Geology and Environmental Science, University of Pittsburgh)
    How do Spatial Sampling Procedures Affect the Quality of Data-Driven Models?
  2. Paul Dunn
    Geospatial Prediction Modeling with Multiple Sensor Predictors
  3. Egor Kotov (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research)
    Mosquitoes May Conquer the World by Car: Spatial Modelling of Mosquito Dispersal
  4. Maggie Reiter (Sunday)
    Insights on Lawn Soil Properties in the US

    Round 1 Q & A (5 min.)

Round 2 (16 min.):

  1. Andie Migden (RIPCO Real Estate and Department of Geography, Hunter College)
    Unlocking Manhattan's Real Estate Secrets: A Study Using Geographically Weighted Regression
  2. Qingqing Chen (Department of Geography, University at Buffalo)
    Categorizing Urban Space Based on Visitor Density and Diversity: A View through Social Media Data
  3. Riyan Habeeb (Dresden Leibniz Graduate School)
    When Social Met Spatial: Perspectives on Urban Water Security
  4. Christian Wohlert (Working Group Cartography and Geoinformation, University of Vienna)
    Why are US Cities Shaped So Oddly?

    Round 2 Q & A (5 min.)

Round 3 (20 min.):

  1. Joseph Kerski (Esri)
    Three Ways to Teach About Scale Using Interactive Web Maps
  2. Karel Kriz (Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna)
    Geocommunication Needs Design — A Contradiction or Necessity?
  3. Deepali Bidwai 
    Natural Disaster Management Using Satellite Data and Artificial Intelligence 
  4. Donghoon Lee (UCSB Climate Hazards Center)
    Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: Spatial Patterns and Disparities
  5. Pratyush Tripathy (UCSB Department of Geography)
    Democratizing Open EO Resources to Save Lives During Floods

    Round 3 Q & A (5 min.)

Round 4 (16 min.):

  1. Karl Grossner (University of Pittsburgh)
    Splacial History
  2. Krzysztof Janowicz (UCSB Center for Spatial Studies and University of Vienna)
    Place versus Space in GeoAI Inference and Sustainability
  3. Jiaxin Feng (Department of Geography, University of Washington)
    The Study of Emotion in GIScience: Status and Prospects
  4. Liz Peng (Humanistic GIS Lab, University of Washington)
    How Big is Your Campus, Really?

    Round 4 Q & A (5 min.)

The Airmeet social lounge will remain open until 12:00 pm PDT / 8:00 pm CET for speakers and attendees to chat at virtual tables.

Intended to inspire, the Lightning Talks are a series of rapid-fire talks on spatially flavored topics. Each presenter is allotted three minutes to develop a topic.