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4421 what are the grand challenges of geographic information science

4421. What are the Grand Challenges of Geographic Information Science

Co-sponsored by GI Systems & Science, Cyberinfrastructure, Spatial Analysis & Modeling

what are grand challenges
What are Grand Challenges?
  • are extremely hard to do, yet are do-able
  • produce outcomes potentially affecting millions, if not hundreds of millions of people
  • require multiple research projects across many subdisciplines in order to be satisfactorily addressed
  • consist of well-defined metrics such that, through creativity and commitment, can be realistically met and one knows the end has been reached
  • capture the popular imagination, and thus political support
grand challenges national academy of engineering
Make solar energy affordable

Engineer better medicines

Prevent nuclear terror

Provide access to clean water everywhere

Secure cyberspace

Reverse-engineer the brain!

“Grand Challenges”National Academy of Engineering
panelists
Panelists
  • Tim Nyerges, University of Washington
  • May Yuan, University of Oklahoma
  • Peggy Agouris, George Mason
  • Ted Cope, NGA
  • Jerry Johnston, EPA
grand challenges in giscience
Grand Challenges in GIScience??
  • Finish Digital Earth by 2015!
  • Create digital simulations of geographic phenomena indistinguishable from real counterparts!
  • Map or visualize all uncertainties!
  • Find all appropriate data no matter how hidden!
ucgis long term research priorities
Geographic Representation

Scale

Spatial Data Acquisition & Integration

Spatial Cognition

Spatial Ontologies

Space and Space/Time Analysis & Modeling

Uncertainty

Visualization

GIS and Society

Geographic Information Engineering

UCGIS Long-Term Research Priorities
grand challenges in giscience1
Grand Challenges in GIScience??
  • What is the cost to the nation of geographic information that is inaccurate, overaccurate or out-of-date?
  • What role can geographic technologies play in eliminating geographic illiteracy?
  • In what ways have we yet to exploit the superiority of digital maps over paper maps?
  • By how much can effective use of geographic information improve human safety and welfare while reducing the associated costs?

Keith Clarke, UCSB