Automated GISci for Network-based Decisions

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group, Transportation Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 2:00 PM / 3:40 PM
Room: Cleveland 1, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: James Gaboardi, Levon Mikaelian
Chairs: James Gaboardi

Call for Submissions

This will be a traditional session(s) with 5 presenters per session, if interest is high.


Human activity is typically confined to networks or occurs in relatively close proximity to them.
The abstract concept of a network is a topologically connected set of edges and vertices, with
concrete examples being roads in a city, bike paths in a park, interconnected railway lines, airline
connections, and trans-oceanic shipping lines. Networks function as the primary means of
transportation for people and goods, and play a large role in determining humans’ economic and
social outcomes. For these reasons, most types of facilities are located along networks and most
people reside along networks. We are seeking submissions for presentations that take novel
approaches or unique applications of existing approaches to network-based problems in
GIScience. One of our goals is to promote spatially-focused, accessible, and reproducible data
science. Thus, we especially encourage papers and projects that take advantage of open-source
tools and methods, with an emphasis on automation and replicability.

Topics may include, but are of course, not limited to:
◦ Facility Location
◦ Transportation
◦ Routing
◦ Network Analysis
◦ Accessibility
◦ The above performed using open-source programming languages and software, such as:
‣ Python, R, Julia, QGIS, COIN-OR


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Levon Mikaelian*, Florida State University, Network analysis using OpenTripPlanner: Use cases in the study of transit-society interactions 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Devon Lechtenberg*, Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), Exploring the Geographic Predisposition towards Outbound Commuter Flows in New England Towns 20 2:20 PM
Presenter Qiao Zhao*, McGill University, Balancing the Transit-Oriented Development and Transit Accessibility: Case Studies for Six Metropolitan Areas in the United States 20 2:40 PM
Presenter Song Gao, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Yunlei Liang, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Yuhao Kang, University of Wisconsin-Madison, YUQI GAO*, , Analyzing Regional Economic Indicators from Transportation Network Analytics 20 3:00 PM
Presenter Tian Lan*, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Zhi-lin Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Zhang, Southwest Jiaotong University, Exploring Allometric Relations between Structural Fractality of Road Networks and Urban Socioeconomic Quantities 20 3:20 PM

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