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  • There goes the night
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    There goes the night

    Artificial lights spell darker times for much of the planet’s wildlife — but it doesn’t have to be that way

    By...
  • Rocking the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium
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    Rocking the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium

    USC Spatial students are recognized for their scholarship

    At the April 11, 2018 Provost’s Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and...

  • Got GEOINT? USC Spatial contributes to USGIF’s 2018 GEOINT Symposium
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    Got GEOINT?

    USC Spatial contributes to USGIF’s 2018 GEOINT Symposium

    Got GEOINT? Attendees to the annual GEOINT Symposium will recognize this slogan that appears on...

  • Yep, driving home does take longer than driving to work in L.A.
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    Your evening commute in Los Angeles is probably a lot longer than your morning drive, even though it’s essentially the same trip in reverse. Now...

  • SC Mappers Wins YouthMappers’ 2018 Women’s Participation Award
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    (L-R) Abriannah Aiken, Precious Nwaoha, Andy Rutkowski, Natalie Millstein, and Alex Chen at USC Leavey Library, the Trojan site for the first annual “Battle of...

  • Spatial Computing Successes
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    Students of USC Spatial’s Yao-Yi Chiang win awards

    Dr. Yao-Yi Chiang, Associate Professor (Research) of Spatial Sciences in the USC Spatial Sciences Institute, announced the...

  • Bruins vs. Trojans: Map Battle for Puerto Rico
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    USC Dornsife undergrads will complete against UCLA spatial students in the first annual Battle of Maps. The stage is set for Wednesday, November 15th (international...

  • 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...