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#maptimeDavis: Practicing Critical GIS in the Era of Big Data and AI

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to navigate emerging AI tools and big data sources in the geospatial realm by applying lessons learned through Critical GIS.

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In this session, we’ll delve into the intersection of critical geography, GIS, and the transformative impact of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. Participants will be asked to consider contemporary challenges and ethical considerations present when working with spatial datasets, particularly in the context of emerging technologies. Whether you’re a seasoned GIS professional or just interested in the field, this workshop will offer a unique opportunity to explore how spatial technologies can be harnessed for socially conscious and critical perspectives, fostering a deeper understanding of the intricate relationships between space, technology, and society.

Concepts Covered:  AI, Big Data, Ethics of Spatial Data and Technologies, Critical Geography, Critical GIS

Speaker: Charles Knoble 

Charles (CJ) Knoble [he/him] is a PhD candidate at Montclair State University as well as the lead instructor for the university’s introductory GIS courses. His research interests revolve around environmental justice, big data, and urban geography, but his current project focuses on the integration of internet search engine data into lead poisoning detection tools.

Location: Seminar Room (room 1025) in the UC Davis PSEL (Physical Sciences & Engineering Library). Zoom details will be emailed upon registration for people wishing to attend online.

Prerequisites:  An introductory understanding of GIS

Software: Participants should ensure they have access to ArcGIS Online (free for UC Davis affiliates through https://ago.ucdavis.edu) and the Google Trends (https://trends.google.com/).


March 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Spatial Sciences Research Cluster


Seminar Room at PSEL (room 1025)