Mangrove forests, which grow in the coastal wetlands of the tropics and sub-tropics, provide essential ecosystem services to humans, ranging from the mitigation of shoreline erosion, to housing nurseries for commercially important fish & shellfish, and by filtering pollutants from land-based runoff. Despite the protective role they play, mangroves worldwide have experienced significant decline, driven […]

Douglas Shoemaker, director of research and outreach at the Center for Applied GIScience, was featured in a WBTV segment February 2 talking about a recent study that measured the loss of Charlotte’s signature tree canopy. In his interview with Jamie Boll, originally recorded in 2020, Doug remarks on his surprise regarding the magnitude of canopy loss, […]

GIS Day 2023 will celebrate innovative applications of geographic information system (GIS) technology in analysis, visualization, gaining insights into geospatial data, and thought leadership across Campus. All events are free to attend. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Vivek Shandas from Portland State University to speak about Urban Heat Islands, and specifically how decision-makers can […]

Stormwater management is an essential urban infrastructure as it helps protects people and property from flooding, improves water quality, and reduces the risk of infrastructure damage. However, stormwater pipeline networks that create these services are complex underground systems that require regular inspection to guide maintenance and maintain integrity. Because the pipeline systems are underground, accurately […]

July 6, 2023: Charlotte’s Division of Research has funded a new initiative within the Center for Applied GIScience designed to accelerate conceptualization and development of research leveraging emerging geospatial technologies and analytics. GeoSAN, or the Geospatial Sensing and ANalytics initiative, is the conception of Drs. Wenwu Tang (GEOG, CAGIS) and Shen-en Chen (CEE), with contributions […]

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