Wisconsin Geospatial News

Public GIS lecture set for April 28

Sean Ahearn, Associate Professor of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing at Hunter College in New York City, will be in Madison on April 28 to give two presentations, at noon and 4:00 p.m.

The noon "brown bag" talk will go into detail on his efforts in modeling the geographic aspects of Bengal Tiger habitat in context of land ownership in Nepal. This talk is titled "Individual-based Geographic Models for Multiple-use Management of Tiger Habitat." details on location.

The public lecture, at 4:00 p.m. will focus on several GIS projects in which Ahearn has been involved in recent years.

The title of his talk is Dead Crows, Bengal Tigers, and the Big Apple: Modeling Complex Systems in Space and Time. Ahearn has applied GIS to tracking the West Nile Virus and to analyzing issues related to the population of endangered Bengal Tigers in Nepal. He also played a key role in marshalling GIS and remote sensing in the immediate aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The lecture will take place in Room 3650 of the Humanities Building on the UW-Madison campus. That building is located on the east side of North Park Street, just north of University Avenue; this is less than two blocks south of the Memorial Union. A nearby public parking ramp is located on Lake Street between University Avenue and State Street.

This lecture is coordinated by SIAC, the Spatial Information and Analysis Consortium on the campus. Support is provided by the University Lectures Committee, the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Geography Department, and the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department. Ahearn received his PhD in Environmental Monitoring from UW-Madison in 1986.

More information: SIAC web site

More information: Map of vicinity of the Humanities Building (#64)

More information: Map showing parking ramp east of Humanities Bldg.