The Spatial Lab

The spatial lab is directed by Dr. Colin Robertson, an Assistant Professor in Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

We focus on developing and applying cutting edge spatial analysis techniques to understand dynamic processes. The work in the Spatial Lab often crosses disciplinary boundaries, and we collaborate with excellent researchers in fields from ecology, to urban planning, to computer and information science. Our work lies at the interface of spatial analysis, epidemiology, and ecology. For what we are working on right now, see the current projects page.

Map Showcase

Map visualizes multi-scale similarity in tagging in Flickr images in the City of Vancouver. See paper for details

News & Events

New Paper Published in The Professional Geographer: An overview of spatial analysis of emerging infectious diseases

Check out our citizen science project RinkWatch - uniting citizen-engaged environmental science and backyard skating!

RinkWatch featured in EcoTraveller Magazine