Using Big Data in Geographic Information Systems for Observing Earth’s Climate

Emily NorthupEssay Contest 2013, Original

By Emily Northup James Madison University, New York, U.S. The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center is responsible for the ingestion, archiving, and distribution of NASA Earth Science data in the areas of radiation budget, clouds, aerosols, and tropospheric chemistry. The ASDC specializes in atmospheric data that is important to understanding the causes and processes of … Read More

Mapping Post-Wildfire Neighborhood Recovery: Integrating Spatial Video with GIS for Data Collection and Analysis

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Until recently, no systematic, dynamic, and cost-effective data collection strategy has been available for use in the study of post-disaster neighborhoods. In order to address this concern, we employed a geospatial approach, ‰ÛÏspatial video,‰Û which links video with coordinates acquired by a Global Positioning System receiver. This advance enables new study of the dynamic spatial and temporal scales of post-wildfire recovery.