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Song Gao was selected as the Winner for 2017 Young Researcher Award in GIScience

Winners of 2017 'Young Researcher Award' in GIScience was just announced!

The Austrian Academy of Sciences' Commission for GIScience annually selects the winner of a 'Young Researcher' competition, based on an outstanding publication submitted by applicants. This year's review-and-selection process turned into a tight race, with two entries tied for first place.

New Paper Published on IJGIS

Happy New Year! Our team published a new research article on the International Journal of Geographical Information Science:

Song Gao, Krzysztof Janowicz, Daniel R. Montello, Yingjie Hu, Jiue-an Yang, Grant McKenzie, Yiting Ju, Li Gong, Benjamin Adams, Bo Yan. (2017) A Data-Synthesis-Driven Method for Detecting and Extracting Vague Cognitive Regions. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, DOI:10.1080/13658816.2016.1273357.

Yingjie Hu and Song Gao were awarded National Scholarships

Big Congrats to both Yingjie Hu and Song Gao, who were awarded the "2015 National Award for Outstanding Chinese PhD Students Study Abroad" from China Government Scholarship Council (CSC). Only three UCSB students (and yes, two of three are from UCSB Geography STKO Lab!) got this award this year and no more than 500 young talents with remarkable academic achievements across multidisciplinary domains received this award all over the world.

Paper Accepted At ESWC 2016

A paper entitled VOLT: A Provenance-Producing, Transparent SPARQL Proxy for the On-Demand Computation of Linked Data and its Application to Spatiotemporally Dependent Data by Blake Regalia, Krzysztof Janowicz and Song Gao was accepted (acceptance rate is about 20%) at the 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2016), which will takes place from May 29th, 2016 to June 2nd​, 2016 in Anissaras, Crete, Greece.

STKO at GIScience '14

From Sep 23-26, 2014, Our STKO members and alumni participated in the Eighth International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2014) in Vienna, Austria.
Prof. Janowicz co-authored a full paper: “Linked Data - A Paradigm Shift for GIScience” by Werner Kuhn, Tomi Kauppinen and Krzysztof Janowicz.

Constructing Gazetteers from Volunteered Big Geo-Data Based on Hadoop

A new paper was accepted for journal publication:-)
Song Gao, Linna Li, Wenwen Li, Krzysztof Janowicz, Yue Zhang. (2014) Constructing Gazetteers from Volunteered Big Geo-Data based on Hadoop . Computers, Environment and Urban Systems ,DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2014.02.004, (in press).

The Art of Cartogram

A cartogram is a map of art in which some thematic mapping variable, such as population, socioeconomic factors, is substituted for land area. The geometric space of the map is distorted in order to highlight the objective variable, as is clear to the eye.