Professor McKenzie along with colleagues from Wilfrid laurier University and Western University is organizing two special sessions on the topic of Geospatial Data Science at this year’s Canadian Association of Geographers annual meeting.  The meeting will take place from May 25-29 at the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island.

The sessions are briefly described below.  Please consider participating!

Roundtable Session: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Geospatial Data Science

We welcome CAG participants to discuss how the notion of Geospatial Data Science intersects with their own application and work with GIScience. What are the key challenges or issues? How can GIScience and Geospatial Data Science support interdisciplinary research? We are particularly seeking participation from early-career researchers at the rank of PhD Student, Post-doc, or Assistant Professor.

Paper Presentation Session: Special Session on Geospatial Data Science

We invite submissions of applied, theoretical, or methods-based research using innovative techniques situated at the intersection of Geographic Information Systems and Data Science. We especially welcome researchers from undergraduate and graduate students who are using modern computational tools to study geographical problems and data.

Please share widely with any students or researchers that may be interested. The CAG 2020 conference abstract submission deadline is February 29, 2020.  Feel free to contact any of the organizers below, with questions, abstracts, or roundtable topics.

Session organizers:

Karim Malik, Wilfrid Laurier University
Jed Long, Western University
Colin Robertson, Wilfrid Laurier University
Grant McKenzie, McGill University