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  • Esri Science Symposium
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    John P. Wilson, USC professor of sociology and spatial sciences, and Cyrus Shahabi, USC professor of computer science and electrical engineering, were two featured GISCientists...

  • Longcore research awarded Zumberge grant
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    Travis Longcore, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Biological Sciences and Spatial Sciences, is part of an interdisciplinary team researching the linkages between landscape conditions, genes, and growth traits...

  • GEOINT Connections
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    USC Spatial Sciences Institute hosts NGA, USGS, and USGIF leaders to kick off SSI’s designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences

    From...

  • Ruddell: Resilience Officer Prepares Cities for Uncertain Future
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    “Urban centers need to anticipate environmental disasters–not just clean them up. A resiliency officer can help.”

    Dr. Darren Ruddell, director of undergraduate studies, has been...

  • GIST Student’s Geospatial Tools Guide Typhoon Relief
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    GIST student Jared Hyneman’s job as GIS manager at World Vision, puts him in a position to make a difference quickly when disaster strikes.  Hyneman...

  • SSI Spatial Support Facilitating Study of Religion
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    As spatial technologies mature in ways that make both data and maps more easily accessible across domains of knowledge, many opportunities emerge to...

  • A Bird’s Eye View
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    Students from USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) launch an aerial camera attached to a helium-filled weather balloon to photograph the USC University Park campus...
  • Take a Beautiful Tour of All the Public Art in the Bay Area
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    You can live in a city all your life and only see about 1 percent of its hidden beauty. That’s the message one could easily...

  • Mapping a Better World
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    A new interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in GeoDesign offered through USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute is the first of its kind in the world.

    Population growth,...

  • From Maps to Apps
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    In a course taught by Edward Pultar of USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute, students learn to develop apps that help solve real-world problems.

    Every day,...

  • Mapping the Twitterverse
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    What does your Twitter profile reveal about you? More than you know, according to Chris Weidemann. The GIST master’s student has developed an application that...
  • Professor Quoted on Controversial Annenberg Wetlands Proposal
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    SSI Associate Professor (Research) Travis Longcore was quoted by the LA Weekly in two pieces reporting on a controversial proposal to place a combination visitor center/animal adoption...

  • Digging for Knowledge
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    USC Dornsife’s very own Indiana Jones, Thomas Garrison is heading up an international team to excavate two unique Maya temples in the Guatemalan jungle — National...
  • Carbon Footprint Labels Inaccurate, USC Study Finds
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    The current methods used to measure the carbon footprint of many consumer products fall short of assessing their true environmental impact, according to two studies...

  • L.A. Has a Heart
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    Many dismiss the structure of Los Angeles as urban sprawl. But Samuel Krueger, a graduate of the GIST master’s program in USC Dornsife, disproves this...
  • Real-World Classrooms for Virtual Classmates
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    Catalina Island serves as a training ground for students from USC Dornsife’s online graduate degree programs in geographic information science and technology.

    This summer, students...

  • SSI Affiliate Partners with JEP to Prevent Skin Cancer
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    Since 2006, SSI Faculty Affiliate Myles Cockburn of the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Joint Educational Project (JEP) have collaborated on SunSmart, a sun...

  • Beyond Geography
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    USC Spatial Sciences Institute hosts a discussion by Esri Founder and President Jack Dangermond.

    Jack Dangermond, founder of Esri, the world’s largest and most successful...

  • Do Something the City of LA Apparently Can’t: Track and Map the City’s Billboards
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    Sick of all damn billboards? Frustrated that no one seems to be able to keep them in check?

    Well, now there’s a little something you...

  • He Has It All Mapped Out
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    Not long ago, people referred to their Thomas Brother guides to find out how to get across town. Now they access GPS navigation systems or...