One important challenge in big data is information veracity, i.e., information sources might not be reliable. Before we can make good use of the data, we need to identify the true facts among the conflicting information from multiple data sources, where a data source can be a database, a website, a sensor, or even a person. Facing the daunting scale of data, it is unrealistic to expect human to label or tell which piece of information is correct. Therefore, we have to aggregate the information from multiple sources......
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.
by Willard Schulmeister
Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), drone operation, has been recognized as a new tool in conducting field research and business in recent years. Continuous improvements in drone capabilities, including maneuverability and sophisticated sensors, have opened up enormous possibilities for business start-ups and researchers with creative minds. However, when any new technology is rapidly emerging......