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Scientific Visualization of Geospatial Data Using a Visualization Wall

February 02, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Dr. Michael Bishop
Department of Geography Texas A&M University

Haynes Chair, Geosciences
Director of Center for Geospatial Science, Applications & Technology (GEOSAT)


Scientific visualization is becoming increasingly important in the Earth sciences as a way to address the large volumes of spatio-temporal data collected by sensor networks and imaging sensors. Large volumes of data must be examined, and data and information integration and synthesis through visualization can aide in scientific inquiry and applied problem solving. Dr. Bishop will present new geovisualization capabilities that the Center for Geospatial Science, Applications and Technology has invested in, and provide a demonstration of a new visualization wall for the display and interpretation of multispectral imagery and digital elevation models. Specific applications that will be presented include studying mountain geodynamics and climate change in the Karakoram Himalaya, and addressing precision agriculture issues using unmanned aerial system (UAS) high-resolution imagery. A key theme of the demonstration will highlight the need for new geospatial information technologies for environmental information extraction. The new 4K visualization wall permits people to use the power of the human visualization system to evaluate large geographic areas and facilitates discovery and decision support. This demonstration is limited to approximately 30 people given room capacity.


Dr. Michael P. Bishop is a Professor in Geography, the Haynes Chair in Geosciences, and the founding Director of the Center for Geospatial Science, Applications and Technology (GEOSAT) at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. at Indiana State University (1987) in Physical Geography with an emphasis in geographic information science and technology. His areas of expertise are in remote sensing, geographic information science, geomorphometry, numerical modeling, mountain geomorphology and cryospheric science. He has published over 100 scientific publications including five books, and has presented over 200 national and international professional papers on various Earth science and GIScience related topics. His current research is focused on mathematical formalization of spatial concepts for spatial analysis and information extraction, geomorphometric characterization of mountain topography for characterizing climate-glacier dynamics, mountain geodynamics and natural hazards, and application of high-resolution UAS imagery for characterizing agricultural environments and addressing issues in precision agriculture. His research has been funded by numerous U.S. government agencies, foundations and corporate entities.


Dr. Michael Bishop: michael.bishop@tamu.edu


February 2, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Eller O&M Bldg., Room 807