As we are nearing the 2022 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 57 sessions. Highlights include the following:
Tobler Lecture Series – This is the GISS Specialty Group’s signature lecture series. This session will feature two back-to-back presentations by two leading geographic information science scholars, Dr. Trisalyn Nelson from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Dr. Clio Andris from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The speakers will highlight the current and future of GIScience through their research work. While the Tobler Lecture Series honors Waldo Tobler, who made a series of seminal contributions to analytical cartography over a career spanning more than 40 years, the Transactions in GIS Plenary showcases the best work by geographers in advancing the fundamental guiding principles and impact of geographic information science.
GI Science & Systems Student Honors Paper Competition – The Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group (GISS-SG) of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) is pleased to announce the 2022 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. This year, five students will share their recent research in this competition. Please join this session to support the five outstanding student finalists!
Symposium on Data-Intensive Geospatial Understanding in the Era of AI and CyberGIS – There are eighteen sessions organized as part of this symposium that focus on the application of AI and CyberGIS in geography research. Those technologies are able to help researchers to dig out patterns and connections between people’s behaviors and geographic locations from various data sources. Those sessions also highlight the role of AI and CyberGIS in understanding, modeling, and visualizing geography-related research.
Symposium on Scale in Spatial Analytics and Modeling – This symposium will also host seven sessions that focus on the associations between scale and spatial pattern research. Meanwhile, those sessions also explore the role of scale in spatial analysis, visualization, and risk assessment.
Symposium on Human Dynamics Research & Geospatial Health – There are seven sessions organized as part of this symposium that focus on human mobility and urban dynamics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides, those sessions also highlight the role of big data in mining human dynamics.
Advances in Agricultural Remote Sensing and Artificial Intelligence – Climate change and increased climate variability have posed great challenges to food security given the continuously increasing global population. With the recent advances in remote sensing technologies, new satellite missions and remote sensing datasets keep emerging. The developments of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, along with geospatial big data of various spatial, temporal, and spectral resolutions, have unprecedentedly enabled us to better understand the dynamics of natural and human-induced processes in agricultural systems.
Geospatial Health Research Symposium: Geography, Substance Use, and Addiction – Addiction is a chronic brain disease that can alter cognitive functioning, mood, and behavior, with negative effects on multiple health outcomes. Those sessions focus on the geographic topics relating to substance use and addiction.
Spatiotemporal disease mapping and analysis – The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has stimulated extensive research in spatiotemporal disease mapping and analysis, including a flood of dashboards visualizing disease spread over space and time via Web and mobile applications. Those sessions focus on mapping and analyzing spatiotemporal health outcomes and behaviors.
The complete information of sessions sponsored by the GISS Specialty Group is listed below: