Another important part of "Geosciences Research" is to "know thy speaker." Oftentimes in the "real world" of academia we challenge or inspire ourselves by reading the works of others who are publishing in a different part of our field, or in a different field altogether. We are especially prompted to do so if introduced to the person's work in a departmental seminar or at a conference. This may even lead us to a new direction of inquiry or a brand new research specialty. To give you a sense of this process, you will also need to the do the following in order to pass the course:
See Dr. Wright for your own copy of the seminar poster or visit dusk.geo.orst.edu/geoviz07.html
Her office is Wilkinson 114, office hours TR 12:15-1:15
Geovisualization, and the broader discipline of geographic information science, are now also a key strategic areas for research and education at OSU, and certainly for the Department of Geosciences. More than 30 units on campus are involved in GIScience research and education. OSU is the only university west of the Mississippi that offers a certificate in GIScience (by way of cartography, remote sensing, quantitative analysis, and surveying, as well as GIS), and the GIScience certificate is offered at all three levels (undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree professional). OSU is the only university in the US that offers a graduate minor in Ecosystem Informatics. Many research enterprises at OSU (e.g., the H.J. Andrews Long-term Ecological Research program, the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans [PISCO], the Institute for Water and Watersheds, the Institute for Natural Resources, the College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences, and the Native American Collaborative Institute) produce and work with spatial and temporal data whose significance would be facilitated by geovisualization. The College of Engineering is planning to propose OSU as a Center of Excellence in Engineering, based in part on efforts in cyber-infrastructure
Buckley, A.R, Gahegan, M, and Clarke, K., Geographic
visualization, in McMaster, R.B. and Usery, E.L., A Research Agenda
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Buckley, A.R, Clarke, K., and Gahegan, M., UCGIS Geographic Visualization
Research Priorities, Revisited, UCGIS White Paper, Leesburg, VA,
University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, 20 pp., 2006.
Buckley, A.R, Clarke, K., and Gahegan, M., UCGIS Geographic Visualization Research Priorities, Revisited, UCGIS White Paper, Leesburg, VA, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, 20 pp., 2006.