The focus of this project is on mining such data to deduce useful information about present or future travelers’ behavior, with a special emphasis under events, including both planned events (sporting games, concert, parade, holidays and etc.), and unplanned events (such as inclement weather, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and etc.).
The NCGIA was founded in 1988 as a National Science Foundation center for research in geographic information and its related technologies. The Center is based at three sites in the United States: here at Buffalo (NCGIA-Buffalo), at the University of California at Santa Barbara (NCGIA-UCSB), and at the University of Maine (NCGIA-Maine).More about NCGIA-Buffalo.
Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science
George Mason University
The beginning of this century marked a milestone in human history. For the first time, more than half of the world’s population lived in urban areas. This trend is expected to continue into the foreseeable future with 6.3 billion people projected to live in cities by 2050.