Saturday, March 29
Weyerhaeuser Board Room, Macalester College
Never before in history have data been generated
at such high volumes as they are today. Geographically referenced
digital data, in particular, are estimated to represent up to 80%
of all digitally generated data. Such information is not only recorded
about us and the world we live in, but we are also increasingly
interacting with this information remotely and dynamically through
technologies such as Google Earth, Electronic Atlases, and Virtual
Environments. These and related technologies are utilized by faculty
in a wide range of academic fields. If we are to fully utilize the
potential of this wealth of digital information, we must understand
how to visually explore, analyze, synthesize, and present geographically
referenced data. Developing the theories, methods, and tools to
answer these ‘how to’ questions are the main focus of
the emerging field of geovisualization; a specialty which draws
upon approaches from many disciplines, including Cartography, Scientific
Visualization, Image Analysis, Information Visualization, Exploratory
Data Analysis, and GIScience.
The purpose of the Geovisualization Colloquium
is to provide a structured forum for faculty from Macalester and
Carleton Colleges to explore the technologies, methods, and innovations
of geovisualization through interaction with leading scholars in
this field. The seminar will engage participants in learning about
new developments and challenges in geovisualization as well as providing
ideas for utilizing these technologies in teaching and research.
The Colloquia will host four speakers, Professor Colin Ware (University
of New Hampshire), Assistant Professor Mark Harrower (University
of Wisconsin-Madison), Professor and Dean Robert McMaster (University
of Minnesota) and Associate Professor Ming-Hsiang Tsou (University
of San Diego). Over the course of our one-day event, participants
will hear from these four speakers’ on state of the art research
in geovisualization and participate in discussions addressing geovisualization
for teaching and research. Lunch and breaks will provide opportunity
for continued interaction with our distinguished guests.
Details and Applications
The Colloquium will be held on Saturday, 29 March in Weyerhaeuser
Board Room at Macalester College from about 8:30-4:30. Refreshments
and lunch will be served.
The Colloquium is limited to 30
participants and will include travel expenses and materials. Application
deadline in March 14.
Please direct questions about the Colloquium to Holly Barcus (Macalester,
or Tsegaye Nega (Carleton, firstname.lastname@example.org).
To apply, send a short statement of interest to
Marga Miller, Program
Manager, Center for Scholarship and Teaching, Macalester College.
The Colloquium is funded by the Carnegie Mellon
Faculty Life Cycles grant to Carleton and Macalester Colleges and
is designed to help faculty in both colleges develop more productive
and satisfying careers and professional lives.
Additional Information about Colloquium