Geography 2050

Geography 2050 is a multi-year, strategic dialog about the vital trends reshaping the geography of our planet in the coming decades. Initially organized by the American Geographical Society (AGS) in 2014, the ongoing Geography 2050 dialogue convenes thought leaders from academia, government, industry, and the social sector to facilitate discussion of the major forces that will shape our planet’s future. In the late 20th century, talk of a borderless world began to take hold among many in both academia and the media as the end of the Cold War and the forces of globalization rapidly impacted the planet. While many aspects of globalization led to greater fluidity across international borders in terms of trade, capital, technology transfer, and the movement of people, this same period witnessed the creation of more international borders, not fewer. This symposium questions what the world map will look like in 2050 and how our practice of defining, maintaining, and even understanding the meaning of borders might change. Within each theme, we will look both at scenarios of increasing interdependence and division and how they could play out by 2050.

This year’s Symposium will focus on how geography and geospatial science impact the role of borders in our future economy, environment, and geopolitical situation.  Click below for more info.

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Spatial@UCSB This Thursday

Just a reminder that Spatial@UCSB will be happening this Thursday, June 6.  This year’s theme is Spatial Data for Smarter Cities.

Where: Corwin Pavilion, UCSB – 494 UCEN Rd, Isla Vista, CA
When: Thursday June 6th, 11:00 to 2:30 pm

Agenda:

11:00 Plenary Session:

  • Kurt Shellhause (Kasraie Consulting, CIRGIS) – Think Inside the Box, Outside the Box, and about what could Destroy our Box
  • Mahnoosh Alizadeh (Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSB) –
    Opportunities and Challenges of Transportation Elecrication in Smart Cities
  • Konstadinos Goulias (Dept. of Geography, UCSB) – Activity-Travel GeoSimulation for Smart City Planning, Design, and Operations
  • Werner Kuhn (Dept. of Geography, UCSB) – Moderator

12:30 – 2:30 Lunch and Poster Exhibit

Registration has been extended to the end of Tuesday, June 4th. Please contact Karen to RSVP: kdoehner@spatial.ucsb.edu or (805) 893-8224.

GeoVet 2019

Dear colleagues,

The University of California is hosting this year the International Conference in spatial epidemiology, spatial statistics and GIS applied to animal health, public health and food safety (GeoVet 2019, https://geovet2019.ucdavis.edu/). Registration and Abstract submission are now OPEN!!. Remember that the deadline for abstract submission is June 1st !!. You can find the instructions to submit your abstracts here: https://geovet2019.ucdavis.edu/abstracts.html

In this interdisciplinary conference there will be excellent pre- and post-conference workshops as well as the exceptional keynote speakers and participants in the discussion panels.

Please also check the travel awards and encourage your students to apply to the student presentation and poster awards.

Looking forward to meeting you at the GeoVet 2019 in October 8-10th 2019!
Best Regards,
Beatriz

Dr. Beatriz Martínez López, DVM, MPVM, PhD.
Chair of the GeoVet 2019 Organizing Committee
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Associate Professor
Director of the Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS), FAO Ref. Center for Veterinary Epidemiology
Chancellor’s Fellow
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
One Shields Avenue, 95616 Davis, CA

Office: Tupper Hall 2415A
Phone: +1 530 752 7675
Fax: +1 530 752 1618
Email: beamartinezlopez@ucdavis.edu
Website: https://cadms.vetmed.ucdavis.edu

Mappy Hour at CalPoly Pomona

The Southern California Chapter of URISA is sponsoring a Mappy Hour at the CalPoly Pomona Campus (Innovation Brew Works) on March 19th at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  Attendees are invited to share their Geo-related projects, GIS initiatives and their plans for global or local GIS domination.

Students are encouraged to attend to learn about GIS opportunities regionally and within URISA including internships, competitions and conference scholarships.  Light snacks will be provided and beverages are available for purchase.

Parking is available without a permit after 5 P.M. in Lot “O” near Innovation Village on Campus.  Click here for more info.

Geo Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Information Systems and Technology, at Claremont Graduate University, is expanding its outreach to the GIS community. As part of this effort, they are co-hosting with ESRI, a one-day conference entitled “Geo Innovation and Entrepreneurship”.

The event is scheduled for April 11th and will be held on their campus in Claremont. There are two sessions and you are welcome to attend one or both. You are also invited to attend their evening reception at the end of the day should you not be able to attend the other sessions.

A detailed outline regarding the conference, sessions, and presenter biographies is located on Eventbrite.

There is no cost to attend, other than your time, and they will be providing refreshments during the sessions as well as lunch.  Check it out!