Please join me in congratulating all the following students who got our Honors Student Paper Competition Awards this year at the AAG2021 Virtual Conference!
Undergraduate Group: Kexin Chen (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Visualizing the partisan difference of mobility pattern during Covid-19 lockdown, 1st place Scarlett Rakowska (University of Toronto Mississauga), Green Space Accessibility at Ontario Elementary Schools and School Performance, runner-up
Graduate Group: Bing Zhou (Texas A&M University), VictimFinder: Harvesting Rescue Requests in Disaster Response from Social Media with BERT, 1st place Zhen Liu (Clark University), Stratified random sampling generates the Total Operating Characteristic to compare flood index maps, runner-up Wataru Morioka (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Exact Statistical Method for Analyzing Co-location on a Street Network and Its Computational Implementation, finalist Jinwoo Park (Texas A&M University), Examining 24-hour fluctuation of spatial accessibility from temporal dynamics in supply, demand, and mobility: a case study of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in southeast Seoul, the Republic of Korea, finalist
Thanks to the GISS review committee members’ efforts and all people who have participated in our online presentation session. Hope we can meet in person next year.
As we are nearing the Annual meeting of AAG, we wanted to highlight the sessions that the Geographic Information Systems and Science Specialty Group (GISSG) is sponsoring this year. Despite the virtual format of the conference, the GISSG will host and co-host 45 sessions. Highlights include the following:
Tobler Lecture Series – This is the GISSG’s signature lecture series. This year we will host Dr. Elizabeth Delmelle and Dr. Robert Roth in a back-to-back plenary, who will showcase the significant contributions of geographers to the GIScience discipline.
Best Student Paper Competition– Every year, GISSG hosts best student paper competition. These papers highlight the advancements in the GIScience discipline from a methodological and application perspective. Please join us in getting a glimpse into the future of GIScience discipline through the lens of upcoming researchers.
Geospatial Health Symposium – There are six sessions organized as part of this symposium that focus on spatiotemporal modeling of COVID-19 and other public health issues including substance use that has increased during the pandemic. The sessions also highlight the role of GIScience fundamentals in understanding, modeling and visualizing public health related research.
Symposium of Human Dynamics Research – This symposium will also host six sessions that focus on the role of spatiotemporal analytics, static and dynamic big data and geo-visualization in exploring, modeling and visualizing the interaction between human and natural systems across space and time.
Spaces of Education – The COVID_19 pandemic highlighted the vulnerability of our current educational system. These sessions reflect on the use and impact of geospatial technologies and techniques in education that can be used to build a GIScience education resilient to changing conditions.
Towards Computational Praxis for Social Justice – Like many issues, the COVID_19 pandemic has brought forth to our attention the issue of social justice, which is though not new, has fallen off the radar. These sessions are highlighting the role of computation and GIS in exploring social justice issues while exposing the nuances of using different techniques and technologies to study social justice.
The complete information of sessions sponsored by the GISS Specialty Group is listed below:
Enhancing diversity, promoting inclusion, and broadening participation in the discipline of geography and GIScience are goals that are central to the AAG-GISS Speciality Group and its mission. The AAG-GISS Group will actively engage in outreach and research activities to promote diversity and inclusion within the geography and GIScience communities. We will include data from a variety of sources about our membership and department composition so that our activities will consider the needs and conditions of all our members. If there is anything that we can do to help enhance diversity, promote inclusion, and broaden participation, please feel free to reach out to us anytime (Chair: Bandana Kar [karb at ornl.gov], Communication Director: Lei Zou [lzou at tamu.edu]).
The Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group (GISS-SG) of the Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce the 2021 Honors Competition for Student Papers on Geographic Information Science topics to be presented at the annual meeting. The purpose of this competition is to promote scholarship and written and oral presentations by students in the field of GIS. Papers are invited from current graduate and undergraduate students on any topic in geographical information systems and geographic information science.
Please see detailed information under the menu Awards –> Student Paper Competition link.