Monthly Archives: March 2020

Celebrating Gamma Theta Upsilon Chapter Honors

At the Los Angeles Geospatial Summit presented by the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) of the University of Southern California (USC) on February 28, 2020, students and faculty of USC SSI's Nu Theta chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon celebrated receiving the 2018-2019 Honors Chapter Award. Gamma Theta Upsilon is the international geographical honor society, founded in…
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Accumulating Accolades

SSI’s Cass Kalinski wins 2019 UNIGIS International Prize and 2020 EDC Competition Cass Kalinski (M.S. GIST ’19) has recently won not one, but two prestigious awards for his thesis “Building Better Species Distribution Models with Machine Learning: Assessing the Role of Covariate Scale and Tuning in Maxent Models” that he produced in the USC Spatial…
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Using Digital Map Processing & Historical Maps in Scientific Studies

SSI’s Yao-Yi Chiang leads publication of new book Since the early 1980s, the computer science and geographic information science (GIS) communities have intersected in their interest in digital map processing. Through the technological advances in digital map processing, researchers across multiple scientific domains have come to realize the great potential of accessing information that has…
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Dr. Joseph Kerski and Evangelizing for GIS

SSI honors Esri’s Joseph Kerski for his contributions to GIS education “What was your ‘nudge moment’ – that point when you discovered a passion for GIS?,” asked  Dr. Joseph Kerski, education manager with Esri, when he visited the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) at the University of Southern California on January 31, 2020. Kerski brought his…
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