The Spatial Lab

The spatial lab is a centre for spatial analysis and GIScience research in the Department of 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. **NOTE** Website revisions currently underway Recent publications on Google Scholar: Colin Robertson

News & Events

New Global Water Citizens website is up!

Congratulations Lauren Yee for successfully defending her MSc!

Congratulations Clara Greig for successfully defending her MSc!

New CFI funds awarded to build a geographic information observatory; more to follow!

Recruiting for new PhD positions and a Postdoctoral positionsee posts here

Comparing spatial patterns w/ Jed Long published in Geography Compass  paper here

defining local experts Paper on geographical expertise and information quality with Rob Feick paper here

stampr R package now on CRAN: stampr package

Graduate students Nick Wilson, Lauren Yee and Clara Greig hard at work in the spatial lab.

Citizen Science Projects

wildlifehealthtracker.com  – tracking wildlife health events in Ontario

Grasslander.org – tracking agricultural activities and bobolinks in southern Ontario

RinkWatch.org – mapping and tracking backyard skating rinks across the globe

Recently funded Global Water Citizenship project has a new logo

 

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