Category: Projects


The annual spatial@ucsb.local2018 Poster and Plenary Session will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Corwin Pavilion, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year’s theme for the event will be Improving Information Accuracy for Extreme Events. Keynotes will be from Chris Renschler (Dept. of Geography, University at Buffalo) and one more TBA. For …

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GeoProMT Documentation

The Geo-spatial interface for the Water Erosion Prediction Project (GeoWEPP)

Flood modeling of Schoharie Creek (North Blenheim - Breakabeen) Aug 28, 2011

Above is an animation of the flood event on Aug 28, 2011 in North Blenheim. In August 2011, Hurricane Irene swept through a large portion of eastern New York State, leaving many communities in shambles and hundreds of people homeless. One of the crucial aspects of flood modeling is determining a flood’s return period (i.e., 100 yr, 200 yr or …

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Geospatial Project Management Tool (GeoProMT) v1.0

GeoProMT is an educational platform for undergraduate and graduate students primarily in Geography, Geology, Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Planning or Environmental Studies, Business Administration and Management Science, and Law to share information and learn how to manage data and modeling tools effectively to support the integrated analyses and assessment of environmental processes to support decision-making.

IPLER responds to Hurricane Irene and Schoharie Creek Flood

On 8/28/2011 Eastern New York was heavily impacted by Hurricane Irene. Many areas were flooded, buildings destroyed, and travel became impossible.
About a week later, LESAM received permission to tour the area. Our interest was in mapping the extent of the damage and collecting ground truth data. Flood inundation area were modeled using HEC-RAS, and matched with aerial imagery as well as FEMA flood scenarios.

DFG-International Research Training Group

Leading Investigator Werner Kuhn, Professor (Dept. of Geography, University of Münster) Leading Collaborator at UB David Mark, Professor/Director (Dept. of Geography/NCGIA, University at Buffalo) Member Institutions University of Münster, Muenster, Germany University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany University at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA Sponsor German Research Foundation/Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany Research Assistants Alexander C. Walkowski (Visiting Scientist …

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NSF-IGERT: Integrative Geographic Information Science Traineeship Project

Principal Investigator David Mark, Director (National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), University at Buffalo) Member Departments at UB Anthropology, Geography, Geology, Philosophy, Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Industrial Engineering Sponsor National Science Foundation, Division of Graduate Education IGERT LESAM Students: Amy Frazier, Mary Ellen Miller Abstract The University at Buffalo offers a doctoral degree concentration in …

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EHaz: North American Earth Hazards Consortium

Leading Collaborator at UB  Michael Sheridan, Professor (Dept. of Geology, University at Buffalo) Sponsor U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), USA Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Canada Secretaria de Educacion Publica (SEP), Mexico Member Institutions Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan University at Buffalo, Buffalo New York Universidad Nacional Autonoma de …

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Wildfire Airborne Sensor Program (WASP) Demonstration Project

Research Leaders Dr. Donald McKeown, Distinguished Researcher (Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology) Michael Richardson, Distinguished Researcher (Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology) Collaborator Chris S. Renschler, LESAM Research Assistant Laercio Namikawa Abstract WASP’s mission is the detection and monitoring of wildfires from an aircraft at an altitude of up to …

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