Friday November 09, 2012. 03:30 pm. GUGG 205
An Introduction to SpatialSTEM: Understanding, communicating and teaching spatial reasoning, map analysis and modeling fundamentals
Adjunct Faculty in Geosciences, University of Denver; Adjunct Faculty in Natural Resources, Colorado State University; Principle, Berry & Associates // Spatial Information Systems
The U.S. Department of Labor identifies Geotechnology as one of “three mega-technologies for the 21stCentury” (Bio- and Nano- are the other two) and it has radically changed how we conceptualize, analyze and utilize spatial information from our traditional paper map paradigm. The presentation thesis is that there is a comprehensive mathematical framework for understanding, communicating and teaching map analysis that provides a common conceptual foothold resonating with both GIS and non-GIS communities— “maps are numbers first, pictures later” and we do mathematical things to mapped data for insight and better understanding of spatial patterns and relationships within decision-making contexts.
Online Pre-seminar Reference: Making a Case for SpatialSTEM posted at (www.innovativegis.com/basis/Papers/Other/SpatialSTEM/SpatialSTEM_case.pdf)
Geography colloquium series was made possible by the generous support from The Beirne Carter Foundation.