Monthly Archives: January 2020

Identifying “hot streets” to reduce crime

Identifying “hot streets” to reduce crime MS GIST Alumnus Quincy Tom-Jack publishes thesis work in the International Journal of Geo-Information Law enforcement agencies have long used geographic information systems (GIS) to determine spatio-temporal crime patterns and have used spatial analysis to identify crime “hot spots” -- spatial clusters of high crime areas. However, existing analytical…
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Safeguarding Biodiversity With GIS

Safeguarding Biodiversity With GIS SSI’s Laura Loyola is working to protect an endangered Kenyan primate Deep in the gallery forests of southeastern Kenya, fewer than 1,000 primates known as the Tana River red colobus (Piliocolobus rufomitratus) remain. Flooding, fires, agricultural practices, selective logging and unsustainable wood collection are dramatically eroding the red colobus species forest…
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Apply now for the 2020-2021 Geodesign Fellows Program

Applications are now being accepted for the USC Spatial Sciences Institute's prestigious Geodesign Fellows Program for the 2020-2021 academic year. Learn more about the Geodesign Fellows Program. Apply here by 5 pm on Friday, February 21, 2020. Applicants must be current freshmen or sophomores who will be sophomores or juniors in the 2020-2021 academic year. For…
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Apply now for the 2020 EDC Student of the Year Award

SSI students, would you like to have your innovative geospatial technology work recognized? Submit your work now for consideration as the 2020 USC Esri Development Center Student of the Year. See more information about the award criteria and application process here. The deadline is Thursday, February 13, 2020. Questions? Please contact Dr. Jennifer Swift, the…
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