Speaker: Dr. Haroon Stephen, UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
"How is Spatial Reasoning Supported by GIS?"
We are immersed in spatial information and, as individuals, continuously engage spatial reasoning to make decisions about using space and moving in space. Where to park the car? Where is the closest restaurant? But an individual’s brainpower is not enough to answer similar questions at large scales. Where to build the next fire station in the city? Which is the most economical supply route of water for the city? Geographic Information System (GIS) helps in tackling such and other questions by running large amounts of spatial data through computers and converting it into spatial information for human decision making. GIS helps to collect, analyze, and visualize spatial data. GIS supports processes of making decisions and taking actions related to space at organizational, national, and global levels.
Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to dine and hang out.
Talk begins at 7 p.m.