A successful GIS day

GIS Day 2016 at the University of Maryland, College Park was a success! In the morning session, participants registered for OpenStreetMap accounts and started the process of mapping via the MissingMaps HOTOSM task manager. Jon Froehlich from the computer science department and HCIL was also on-hand to introduce Project Sidewalk.

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GIScience 2016 in Montreal

Grant is currently at the Ninth International Conference on Geographic Information Science in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. If you are interested in the PTAL group, the Center for Geospatial Information Science or the University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences, make sure to stop him... or just say 'hi.'

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"Things and Strings" accepted at EKAW 2016

Our paper titled "Things and Strings: Improving Place Name Disambiguation from Short Texts by Combining Entity Co-Occurrence with Topic Modeling" by Yiting Ju, Benjamin Adams, Krzysztof Janowicz, Yingjie Hu, Bo Yan and Grant McKenzie was accepted at the 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW). This year EKAW will take place in Bologna, Italy. More on the paper below:


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Paper accepted at VOILA 2016 in Kobe, Japan

Our paper entitled "A Linked Data Driven Visual Interface for the Multi-Perspective Exploration of Data Across Repositories" was accepted at the Workshop on Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data (VOILA 2016) in conjunction with the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016). This paper was authored by Gengchen Mai, Krzysztof Janowicz, Yingjie Hu and Grant McKenzie.

More information on the workshop and papers at VOILA 2016.

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Presentation at AGILE '16

I just got back from presenting our paper entitled "Geo-privacy beyond coordinates" by Grant McKenzie, Krzysztof Janowicz and Dara Seidl at AGILE in Helsinki, Finland. AGILE stands for the "Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe" and the annual conference took place June 14-19 in Finland this year. A great time was had by all.

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