Science–and GIS–under Obama/Biden

There’s a been a lot of talk lately about science playing a much more prominent role in the Obama administration, and even some talk about how the future administration might support geospatial technologies.  (On Barak Obama’s web site, there’s even a group called GIS Professionals for Obama).  But the VP-elect has an even stronger tie to GIS… 

Senator Joseph Biden on GIS and Crisis Management [Windows Media, 02:34]

In this video, Biden talks about the value of GIS in crisis management, as well as how GIS used to coordinate calls for his “pet project”, the Violence Against Women Hotline…and some of it is what Nora Parker called a love letter to ESRI…but it’s good to know that the incoming administration realizes the value of not only science, but of geospatial technologies.

Integrating GIS with Models: A Bibliography

I started on new page titled “Integrating GIS with Models: A Bibliography” where I will list a number of papers people have presented and/or published related to linkages between environmental models and GIS.  Abstracts as well as external links are provided where I could find them. 

Just to kick the page off, I’ve started with eight references: 

  • Development of a Data Exchange Protocol between EMME/2 and ARCINFO.
  • GIS Application for Linking Travel Demand Modeling and Air Quality Analysis.
  • GIS for Transportation and Air Quality Analysis.
  • Including Caline3 Dispersion Model Predictions as Covariates in a Land Use Regression Model for NOX /NO2 in Seattle & Los Angeles.
  • Integrating Air Quality Analysis and GIS-T.
  • Integrating Geographic Information Systems for Transportation and Air Quality Models for Microscale Analysis.
  • Integrating Travel Demand Forecasting Models with GIS to Estimate Hot Stabilized Mobile Source Emissions.
  • Modeling Transportation-Related Emissions Using GIS.

More papers and presentations will be added to this page over time.  Please feel free to suggest more by leaving a comment.