Highly detailed LiDAR data about Dublin, Ireland, collected by NYU professor Debra F. Laefer and stored as part of NYU Data Services’ Spatial Data Repository is featured in the “Explore” pages of the February 2018 issue of National Geographic. This data represents the highest-resolution mapping of a densely populated urban area ever collected. This Technology […]
Spatial Data Repository
Many NYU students and faculty currently use GIS. Cultural history classes analyze the migration patterns of New York’s immigrant groups, marine biology classes record soil and water samples, and classes in public health compare the epidemiology of infectious diseases.
As NYU aspires to become a Global Network University, it faces challenges. How can we best offer advanced courses in the sciences at our global sites? How can we bridge the gap between instruction and research? How do we develop courses that relate to the specific locations yet have a global scope?
The GIS services at the DSS support teaching, learning, and research with geospatial technology across the University. The Spatial Data Repository (SDR) is a welcome addition to the GIS services long provided by the Data Service Studio.