spatial@ucsb.local2013 Poster and Plenary Session (June 6)



Corwin Pavilion, University Center, UC Santa Barbara.

Spatial data come in many forms—from geo-referenced coordinates and areal units on a map to diagrams and the coding of sound with musical notation. The sources of such data include, among many others, human creativity, the Census, trajectories of movements from GPS, and the social networks represented by online contacts. Problem solving in the science, business, and design disciplines, and aesthetic renderings in the arts increasingly make use of spatial visualization technologies to represent and interpret the patterns and processes that define natural and human worlds at scales ranging from the molecular to the astronomical.
spatial@ucsb.local2013 will bring together leading contributors to the art and science of visualization for demonstrations of applications and discussions. The Visualization of Spatial Data Plenary Session will feature presentations by Mary Hegarty (Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Director of Center for Spatial Studies) Jason Dykes (School of Informatics, City University London), JoAnn Kuchera-Morin (Media Arts and Technology Program and Director of Allosphere, UCSB), and Ross Whitaker (Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI), University of Utah). More posters about Visualization of Spatial Data can be viewed from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Let's map!

STKO team members submitted 4 posters this year.
1. Yingjie Hu, Grant McKenzie, Song Gao, Krzysztof Janowicz. "Citation Map: Visualizing the Spread of Scientific Ideas through Space and Time"

2.Trevor Barrett, Grant McKenzie, Mary Hegarty, William B. Thompson, Michael F. Goodchild. "Understanding the Blue Dot in Smartphone Displays"

3. Song Gao, "Geo-Visualization of Human Mobility Patterns and Urban Dynamics Revealed by Mobile Phone Data"

4. Jianhong (Cecilia) Xia and Song Gao. "Spatial and Temporal Visualization of Tourist Movements"


Look back spatial@ucsb.local2012

Yingjie Hu and Krzysztof Janowicz. "Improving Personal Information Management by Using Activities in the Physical World to Bridge the Semantic Web and the Semantic Desktop".

Keynote Speech By Prof. Krzysztof Janowicz, entitled "Big Geo-data"
The volume of geo-data is increasing at a higher rate than our capacities for long-term archiving. New data is added at a velocity, surpassing our ability to consume it. Even more, instead of a manageable number of data providers and formats, data is published by a myriad of human users, software agents, and technical sensors in a variety of different multi-media formats. These three are characteristic for Big Data, which is most likely going to revolutionize how we lay out GIS projects. While Big Data introduces new challenges, we should not be afraid and do not have to drown in information. Recently, IBM argued that data is the new natural resource. For scientists and GIS practitioners this means that data becomes available at higher spatial, temporal, and thematic resolution. This offers exciting opportunities and will enable us to answer complex social and scientific questions that span over domain boundaries and cannot be answered from within one scientific domain alone. However, Big Data is not better data and especially not more usable data. If geo-data is everywhere, which dataset is suitable and compatible for the task at hand? This talk highlights how space and time can aid knowledge organization and offers thoughts on how we can realize a more intelligent interchange of geo-data.