Open Spatial Science Symposium: The Future of Open GIScience

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Applied Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Studio 8, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Marynia Kolak
Chairs: Wei Kang


Open source and open science are characterized by transparency and reproducibility, which together foster cross-university and international as well as interdisciplinary collaboration. Spatial statistics, a core component of GIScience, provides a “spatial” perspective to understand the world, and has been developing rapidly over years. How we seek a better model for the development, dissemination and application of spatial statistical methods in an open source & open science world is an open and essential question. In this emerging paradigm, development and research are explicitly linked to open data, open modeling, open software, open collaboration, and open publication.

This Symposium will curate a group of sessions presenting cutting-edge open spatial science research and development. We will also have a panel session on “The Future of Open GIScience” as well as an “Open-Source Spatial Statistics” hands-on workshop. Ways to get involved in open projects will be integrated throughout the Symposium. The Symposium Session topics are to include: Open Source Package Development, (Open) Methodological Advancement, Empirical Application with Open Tools, and Open Science Ecosystems + Infrastructure.


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Daniel Arribas-Bel 5
Introduction Wei Kang Arizona State University 5
Panelist Jonathan Reades King's College London 15
Panelist Levi Wolf University of Bristol 15
Panelist Alex Singleton 15
Panelist Elijah Knaap University of Illinois At Chicago 15
Panelist Carson Farmer University of Colorado 15
Panelist Marynia Kolak University of Chicago 15

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