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Spatial Sciences Institute Spring 2014 Colloquium

Organizing Knowledge Around Spatio-temporal Questions

This talk illustrates these core concepts and their pertinent questions with examples of organizing and accessing knowledge by spatial, temporal, and thematic references.
On November 1, 2013, Dr. Werner Kuhn succeeded Dr. Michael Goodchild as the director of the UC Santa Barbara Center for Spatial Studies and professor in the UCSB Department of Geography. He also assumed the Jack and Laura Dangermond Endowed Chair. From 1996 until his appointment at UCSB, Dr. Kuhn was a professor of Geographic Information Science at the Institute for Geoinformatics, University of M?er. He is one of the founding members of the Vespucci Initiative for Advancing Geographic Information Science, organizing annual summer institutes and specialist meetings. His research vision is for spatial data and analyses to serve all disciplines and to support transdisciplinary problem solving. To realize his vision, he proposes to organize spatial questions around a set of core concepts that are independent of the peculiarities of GIS software and algorithms used to answer the questions. This talk illustrates these core concepts and their pertinent questions with examples of organizing and accessing knowledge by spatial, temporal, and thematic references.