NC State University

Department of Computer Science Colloquia Series 1998-99

Date: Thursday, October 22, 1998
Time: 3: 30 PM (refreshments), 4:00 PM (talk)
Place: Withers 402A, NCSU Historical Campus (click for courtesy parking request)

Speaker: Dr. Hassan Karimi, N. C. Supercomputing Center, Research Triangle Park, NC

Present and Future of Geomatics and its Relation to Advanced Networks

Abstract: Geomatics is the modern scientific term referring to the integrated approach of measurement, analysis, management and display of spatial data. Spatial data comes from a variety of sources, including earth orbiting satellites, air and sea-borne sensors and ground-based instruments. The main three technologies of Geomatics are geographic information systems (GISs), Global Positioning System (GPS), and remote sensing. The applications of Geomatics cover all disciplines which depend upon spatial data and spatial information, including resources, environmental studies, planning, precision agriculture, geology, geophysics, and forestry. GIS techniques are based on advanced computational geometry, data structures, databases, software engineering, and visualizations. It is envisioned that GISs will be at the heart of future problem-solving environments that will be accessible though advanced networks allowing interdisciplinary problem solving across a campus, universities, and agencies. In this talk, present activities related to Geomatics and its future direction are discussed.

Short Bio: Dr. Hassan Karimi is Senior Research Scientist at North Carolina Supercomputing Center and Adjunct Faculty at North Carolina State University. Dr. Karimi has an interdisciplinary background and experience in Computing Science and Geomatics Engineering. He has over thirteen years of teaching experience at universities and colleges. With over fifteen years of research experience, he has been actively involved in the design and development of methodologies, mathematical models, and tools for GIS technology and has been instrumental in the integration of GIS technology and Global Positioning System (GPS). He has been a guest lecturer and has conducted numerous seminars and workshops at universities and conferences on Geomatics technologies and techniques. His current research interests include Geomatics development and applications; computational geometry; spatial analysis algorithms; and the use of advanced networks for Geomatics.

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