PROGRAMS | PHD PROGRAM | RESEARCH AREAS
Spatial Informatics represents an overarching umbrella for studying theories, methods, and applications of spatial analysis/modeling; and spatial data handling, management, and visualization. Spatial informatics research and education are becoming increasingly important as data-intensive, large-scale, and/or multi-scale problems that involve the use and development of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and spatial analysis/modeling are becoming ubiquitous in scientific discovery and decision-making in many fields.
Examples of research themes include development of new theories, methods and software in GIScience (Geographic Information Science), policy and user issues of GIS, geospatial data accessibility, spatial decision support systems, geospatial problem solving environments, and novel applications of GIS such as in Business, Earth sciences, Environmental Science and Engineering, Epidemiology, Geography and Regional Science, Natural Resource Management, and Urban and Regional Planning.
|email@example.com||Agricultural & Biological Engineering|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Education Policy, Organization and Leadership|
|email@example.com||IL State Geological Survey|
Andrew C. Phillips
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Urban & Regional Planning|
Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz
Health and Medical Informatics