As we begin the UC Maymester session, we are excited to share news about our students working in the Research and Data Services Research Labs @ the Geology Math and Physics Library.
We say farewell to one of our students working in the labs. Sobiya George will return to the Chemistry Department for the summer and continue her research projects in Dr. Anna Gudmundsdottir’s lab. We appreciate Sobiya’s hard work on the ImageJ and Zotero workshops, and wish her luck on her research.
Zhiyuan Yao, Sobiya George, and Jenny Latessa
And we offer many congratulations to Zhiyuan Yao on her acceptance to the AAG-UCGIS Summer School 2019. Through this NSF supported program, Zhiyuan will be working with “30 graduate students and early career scholars to learn and collaborate in developing novel solutions to complex problems and to take advantage of geospatial data science and cutting-edge scientific advances and technical capabilities of cyberGIS (e.g., CyberGIS-Jupyter and Virtual ROGER: cybergis.illinois.edu/infrastructures). Participants will experience the types of collaborative and professional interactions that are key to addressing reproducible geospatial problem solving in the context of computation- and/or data-intensive research involving confidential geospatial data.” This is an amazing opportunity for Zhiyuan to grow her skills and meet other researchers in the GIS field. To learn more about this program, visit their website. Good luck and enjoy the program.
The lab will be open for consultations and workshops over the summer. Check the Research Labs website for the latest information on hours and any closures due to vacations. Please note that many changes are coming to the libraries website as part of the greater UC website refresh. For now, one easy way to find the Research Labs website is to visit the library libguide page and type in GIS. The parent RDS website can now be found under the Research tab on the main Libraries.uc.edu website. Email AskData@UC.edu if you have any questions.
Seniors Celeste Bauer, John Meyer and Xi Ru take first prize for their Environmental Engineering Capstone Project
The Data & GIS Collab would like to congratulate Environmental Engineering Seniors John Myers, Xi Ru, and Celeste Bauer on their award winning capstone project. The project entitled “Ohio River Harmful Algal Blooms: Indicators and Real Time Monitoring” resulted in the design a geographic web application that tracks and updates river conditions from sensors set at multiple points along the Ohio River. Collab Students Shiyu Gong and Jenny Latessa worked with Ms. Ru as she investigated various web mapping tools for her team to use. This is one of several web mapping projects the Collab has consulted on recently and shows growing interest and applications for this type of mapping. It is a great pleasure for the lab to be involved and to gain knowledge about new tools and techniques. We congratulate John, Xi and Celeste on their hard work and great ideas and wish them much success in their future endeavors.
With the end of the semester comes change. And this is also true for the Data & GIS Collab. Our wonderful student Shiyu Gong will end her time with us as finals end this week. We thank her for all the hard work and wish her the best as she pursues the goals of her next phase of education. You will do amazing work!
We also welcome a new student to the lab. Zhiyuan Yao will join us starting April 30th. She is a Geography & GIS graduate student and has much GIS expertise. She has been a TA for both introduction and intermediate GIS courses and is interested in transportation research. She is eager to help you with your spatial analysis. Come visit her in the Collab. Hours for the lab are posted at https://guides.libraries.uc.edu/GISandData/Collab
Zhiyuan Yao, Jenny Latessa and Shiyu Gong of the Data & GIS Collab
On Nov 4th, The Red Cross will hold a Missing Maps Mapathon at UC Libraries in 475 Langsam from 10 am to 2 pm. The information collected from a Mapathon helps the Red Cross identify the best locations to bring in emergency supplies, where to house emergency operations and what local resources they can collaborate with in emergency response efforts. In order to participate, you do not need extensive mapping experience. The maps are creating using the Open Street Map platform and you can learn quickly by watching a training video.
If you are interested to participate, please register here – https://goo.gl/forms/Ln4LdEKcFNc7CUTt2 and watch the training video.
Please contact Amy Koshoffer – ASKGIS@UC.EDU if you have questions about the event.
More information in the attached flyer. GIS_LC_20171011_MissingMapsFlyer
We offer a big congratulations to Patcha Huntra and Tim C. Keener
from the CEAS Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering,
for their recent publication in ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information entitled
Evaluating the Impact of Meteorological Factors on Water Demand in the Las Vegas Valley Using Time-Series Analysis: 1990–2014.
Patcha visited the Data & GIS Collab for assistance getting the last piece needed for this article.
Together with the GIS support Students, Jenny Latessa (DAAP) and Shiyu Gong (Geography), they created a map of the study area.
We are happy to see the final published version is now available. Congratulations and we hope you visit the Data & GIS Collab again.
The hours for the Data & GIS Collab (located in the Geo-Math Physics library in Braunstein Hall) for the dates Friday July 7th to Monday July 17th will be as follows:
Friday July 7th the consult hours will be 10 am to 2 pm
There will be no consult hours from Monday July 10th through Monday July 17th. On July 18th the normal schedule will resume.
During these times, both workstations will be available for self directed public use.
This information will also be on the campus guide: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/GIS/CollabInfo
Email ASKGIS@UC.Edu with questions