GeoComputation 2015 Conference Proceedings


Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on GeoComputation
Geospatial Information Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas,
Richardson, Texas, USA.
20 to 23 May 2015

Conference sponsors:

International Journal of Geographical Information Science
Pioneer Natural Resources


Keynote Presentations

Shashi Shekar
From GPS and Virtual Globes to Spatial Computing


Scott Morehouse
Geographic Information Models

Dana Tomlin
Mapping What Isn't Quite There


Paul Torrens
Immersive geosimulation


Michael Batty
City Size and Performance — Defining Nations, Regions and Cities Through Percolation Theory



Dilip Patlolla, Sophie Voisin, Harini Sridharan, and Anil Cheriyadat
GPU Accelerated Textons and Dense SIFT Features for Human Settlement Detection from High-Resolution Satellite Imagery


Phil Nugent, Olufemi Omitaomu, Esther Parish, Rui Mei, Kathleen Ernst, and Mariya Absar
A Web Based Geographic Information Platform to Support Urban Adaptation to Climate Change


Alex Singleton, Seth Spielman, and David O'Sullivan
Our Town: How Socioeconomics Shape Functional Neighborhoods in American Cities


Min Sun and David Wong
Spatial Aggregation as a Means to Improve Data Quality


Monghyeon Lee, Yongwan Chun, and Daniel A. Griffith
Uncertainties on Spatial Data Analysis by Various Sources of error


Carlos A. Felgueiras, Antonio M. V. Monteiro, Jussara O. Ortiz, and Eduardo C. G. Camargo
Improving Accuracy of Categorical Attribute Modeling with Indicator Simulation and Soft Information


Eunice Kim and Zhengyuan Zhu
Estimating Variance Function of a Nonstationary Process Using a Difference Filter


Judith Verstegen, Floor van der Hilst, and Derek Karssenberg
A Framework to Assess Model Structure Stationarity


Xiaojun Pu and Michael Tiefelsdorf
A Variance-Stabilizing Transformation to Mitigate Biased Variogram Estimation in Heterogeneous Surfaces with Clustered Samples


Marco Millones, Benoit Parmentier, Daniel A. Griffith, Stuart E Hamilton, and Sean McFall
When Space Beats Time: decomposing and interpreting temporal and spatial components after hurricane events


Matthew Schmill and Tim Oates
Power Analysis for Geographic Representativeness


E Morris, Vaishnavi Thacker, and Daniel A. Griffith
Respondent Driven Sampling and Spatial Autocorrelation


Parmanand Sinha, Monghyeon Lee, Yongwan Chun, and Daniel A. Griffith
The Statistical Distribution of Coefficients for Constructing Eigenvector Spatial Filters


Qing Luo, Daniel A. Griffith, and Huayi Wu
The Moran Coefficient and the Geary Ratio: Some mathematical and numerical comparisons


Thanos Bantis, James Haworth, Catherine Holloway, and John Twigg
Mapping Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Disabled People in emergencies: A Bayesian approach


Mahdi Ahmadi, Yan Huang, and Kuruvilla John
Predicting Hourly Ozone Pollution in Dallas-Fort Worth Area Using Spatio-Temporal Clustering


Iliyana Dobreva, Michael Bishop, Jyh-Charn Liu, and Liang Da
Development, Evaluation and Parallelization of a Spatio-Temporal, Topographic, and Spectral GIS-based Solar Radiation Model


Raul Zurita-Milla, Xiaojing Wu, and Menno-Jan Kraak
Using Co-clustering to Analyze Spatio-Temporal Patterns: A Case Study Based on Spring Phenology


Jacek Niesterowicz, Tomasz Stepinski, and Jaroslaw Jasiewicz
Regionalization of the Conterminous U.S. into Hierarchical Landscape Pattern Types


Dapeng Li, Thomas Cova, and Philip Dennison
Integrating Fire-spread and Household-level Trigger Modeling to Stage Wildfire Evacuation Warnings


Kai Liu and Guoan Tang
Parallel Calculation of LS Factor for Regional Scale Soil Erosion Assessment


Yuhong Zhou and Fang Qiu
Comparing Curve Matching Approaches for Land Cover Classification Using Waveform Datas


Hamed Mehdi Poor, Raul Zurita Milla, and Menno-Jan Kraak
Developing a Geocomputational Workflow to Check the Consistency of Volunteered Geographic Information


Yihong Yuan
Exploring Spatial Decay Effect in Mass Media and Social Media: A Case Study of China


Robert Stewart, Jesse Piburn, Eric Weber, Marie Urban, April Morton, Gautam Thakur, and Budhendra Bhaduri
Can Social Media Play a Role in Developing Building Occupancy Curves for Small Area Estimation?


Kelly Sims, Eric Weber, Budhendra Bhaduri, Gautam S. Thakur, and David Resseguie
Application of Social Media Data to High Resolution Mapping of a Special Event Population


Kai Liao, Jun Kong, Kang Zhang, and Bauke de Vries
Design and Validation of Dynamic Hierarchies and Adaptive Layouts Using Spatial Graph Grammars


Jennifer Miller
Using a Null Model Approach to Explore How Dynamic Interactions in Wildlife Are Analyzed


Aravind Sivasailam and Anthony Cummings
Do American Communities Provide Signals to the Spatial Pattern Distribution of Trees and Palms in Guyana?


Paul Holloway, Jennifer Miller, and Simon Gillings
Simulating the Effects of Migration on the Uncertainty of Species’ Range Shift


Charles P. Newland, Hedwig Van Delden, Jeffrey P. Newman, Holger R. Maier, Roel Vanhout, and Aaron C. Zecchin
A Utility Study of Ant Colony Optimization for Automated Calibration of Land Use Cellular Automata Models


Omar Charif and Reine Maria Basse
Modelling Land Use Dynamics in Luxembourg Cross Border Region: The Use of Cellular Automata and Decision Tree Learning Model.


Katarina Mayer
Designing Policies to Prevent Sex Trafficking: A Cellular Automata Approach


Hichem Omrani, Amin Tayyebi, and Bryan C Pijanowski
Integrating the Multi-Label Land Use Concept and Cellular Automata with the ANN-based Land Transformation Model


Jie Li, Zhao Xiao, and Jun Kong
Exploring 3D Trajectory Visualization in a Virtual Environment


Anna Dmowska and Tomasz Stepinski
High Resolution Population Grid for the Entire United States


Weidong Zhao, Jitang Zhao, Lei Ma, Wan Zhou, Jian Tian, and Jiazhong Qian
Can Grid and TIN coexist?


Hyeongmo Koo, Yongwan Chun, and Daniel A. Griffith
Geovisualization of Attribute Uncertainty


Pawel Netzel and Tomasz Stepinski
World Climate Search and Classification Using Dynamic Time Warping Similarity Function


Jesse Piburn, Robert Stewart, and April Morton
Attribute Portfolio Distance: A Dynamic Time Warping based Approach to Comparing and Detecting Common Spatiotemporal Patterns among Multi-Attribute Data Portfolios


Hamidreza Zoraghein, Stefan Leyk, Matthew Ruther, and Barbara P. Buttenfield
Deriving Spatially Refined Consistent Small Area Estimates over Time Using Cadastral Data


Yang Xu, Shih-Lung Shaw, Ling Yin, and Ziliang Zhao
Understanding Individual Daily Activity Space Based on Large Scale Mobile Phone Location Data


Alexandre Sorokine, Devin White, and Andrew Hardin
From Everywhere To Everywhere (FETE): Adaptation of a Pedestrian Movement Network Model to a Hybrid Parallel Environmentn


Song Gao, Bo Yan, Li Gong, Blake Regalia, Yiting Ju, and Yingjie Hu
Uncovering Digital Divide and Physical Divide Using Mobile Phone Data


Jianan Shen and Tao Cheng
SVM Classification of London Police Foot Patrol Behaviour


Clio Andris, Nathan Frey, Jeremy Van Cleve, and James O'Dwyer
Geocomputation Methods for Dyadic Relationships


April Morton, Nicholas Nagle, Jesse Piburn, Robert Stewart, and Ryan Mcmanamay
A Hybrid Dasymetric and Machine Learning Approach to High-Resolution Residential Electricity Consumption Modeling


Sebastian Santibanez, Marius Kloft, and Tobia Lakes
Performance Analysis of Machine Learning Algorithms for Regression of Spatial Variables: A Case Study in the Real Estate Industry


Bryn Montgomery, Suzana Dragicevic, and Jozo Dujmovic
A Soft Computing Logic Method for Agricultural Land Suitability Evaluation


Irene Garcia-Martí, Raúl Zurita-Milla, Sita Bennema, Margriet G. Harms, C. C. van den Wijngaard, Arno Swart, and Arnold J. H. van Vliet
Geospatial Data Mining in Volunteer Data: How Natural Conditions Might Increase the Risk of Tick Bites and Lyme Disease?


Atsushi Nara, Chris Allen, and Kiyoshi Izumi
Surgical Phase Recognition using Movement Data from Video Imagery and Location Sensor Data


Shitai Bao, Changjoo Kim, Wenping Ai, Zehui Lai and Jianfang Wang
Urban Water-log Simulation and Prediction based on Multi-Agent Systems


Amir Najian and Denis Dean
Simulation of Spatial Disorientation in Human Walking Behavior: Optimizing Wandering Disutility Functions


Manzhu Yu, Chaowei Yang, and Zhenlong Li
Enabling the Acceleration of Dust Simulation using Job Scheduling Method in a Cloud Environment


Eduardo Pérez-Molina, Richard Sliuzas, Victor Jetten, and Martin van Maarseveen
Simulating Flood Impacts in Kampala, Uganda: Why Land Patterns Matter


Byung Park, Melissa Allen, Devin White, Eric Weber, John Murphy, Michael North, and Pam Sydelko
MIRAGE: A Framework for Data-driven Collaborative High-resolution Simulation


Kambiz Borna, Antoni Moore, and Pascal Sirguey
A Vector Agent-Based Unsupervised Image Classification for High Spatial Resolution Satellite Imagery


Ling Yin, Jinxing Hu, and Qi Yu
Accelerating Agent-Based Emergency Evacuation Planning using a Knowledge Database based on Population Distribution Regularity


Zhaoya Gong, Wenwu Tang, and Jean-Claude Thill
A Locality-aware Approach to Scalable Parallel Agent-based Models of Spatially Heterogeneous Interactions


Sang-Il Lee and Daeheon Cho
Developing a Bivariate AMOEBA Technique


Ranga Raju Vatsavai
Computationally Efficient Algorithms for Settlement Mapping Using Very High-resolution Images


Jun Liu, Shuguang Liu, Qiming Zhou, and Jing Qian
Investigation of Landslide based on High Performance and Cloud-enabled Geocomputation


Devin White and Christopher Davis
A Fully-Automated High Performance Image Registration Workflow to Support Precision Geolocation for Imagery Collected by Airborne and Spaceborne Sensors


Insu Hong, Michael Kuby, and Alan Murray
Deviation Flow Refueling Location Model for Continuous Space: Commercial Drone Delivery System for Urban Area


Norhakim Yusof, Raul Zurita-Milla, and Menno-Jan Kraak
Mining Sequential Pattern of Multi-dimensional Wind Profiles


Kevin Stofan
Space-time Cluster Detection Using Network-Constrained Minimum Spanning Trees on GPU


Ying Liu, Feixiong Luo, and Guofeng Cao
Track Spatiotemporal Spread of Public Concerns on Ebloa in the U.S. via Twitter


Grant Brown and Jacob Oleson
Mining Spatiotemporal Epidemic Modeling with libSpatialSEIR: Specification, Fitting, Selection, and Prediction


Xuan Shi
Parallelizing Affinity Propagation using GPUs for Spatial Cluster Analysis over Big Geospatial Data


Yousef Khajavigodellou, Ali Asghar Alesheikh, Farshad Hakimpour, and Kamran Chapi
Optimizing urban modeling based on Road Network and Land Use/Cover Changes by Using Agent Base – Cellular Automata Model


Zhenqiang Li, Xuefeng Guan, and Huayi Wu
A Distributed Simulation Method of Forest Fire Propagation Based on Cellar Automata Model


Gaojin He, Luo Chen, Wei Xiong, Qiuyun Wu, and Ning Jing
A MPI-based Parallel Pyramid Building Algorithm for Large-scale RS Image


Kai Hu, Huayi Wu, Zhipeng Gui, Lan You, Ping Shen, Shuang Gao, Xiaoqiang Cheng, and Jie Zheng
GeoSquare: A Cloud-enabled Geospatial Information Resources (GIRs) Infrastructure for Collaboration and Sharing


Sujing Wang, Christoph F. Eick, and Qiang Xu
A Spatiotemporal Data Mining Framework for Mining Ozone Pollution Data


Jiaxuan Pang, Charles Tian, Yan Huang, Bill Buckles, and Arash Mirzaei
Atvis: A New Transit Visualization System



Mukhtar Ahmed Ajaz Ahmed, Amr Abd-Elrahman, Francisco Escobedo, Wendell Cropper, and Nilesh Timilsina
Identifying Significant Drivers for the Tradeoff and Synergy between Carbon Sequestration and Water Yield Ecosystem Services at the Watershed/Eco-region Level in the Southeastern United States.


J. Fernando Rios
A Tool for Uncertainty Analysis of Fuzzy-Probabilistic Models in GIS: Conceptualization & Implementation


David Haynes II, Tracy Kugler, David Van Riper, and Steven Manson
Terra Populus: Geocomputation for Population and Environment Data


Jackson Voelkel, Vivek Shandas, Meenakshi Rao, and Anthony Thompson
Geocomputation for Urban Planning in the Era of Big Data: Developing Automated Tools for Analyzing LiDAR data to Inform Urban Planning and Policy in Portland, OR


Sara Stoudt
Geostatistical Models for the Spatial Distribution of Uranium in the Continental United States


John Olgin and Deana Pennington
Incorporation of Planetary Boundary Layer Height Modeling with GIS Techniques to Determine Criteria for Aerosolization and Transport of Infectious Agents in Southwestern United States


Mariana Güereque, Deana Pennington, and Vernon Morris
Spatio-Temporal Evolution of Aerosols in the Atlantic Ocean


Parmanand Sinha
Modeling Land Use Change Using an Eigenvector Spatial Filtering Model Specification for Discrete Response


Ellen-Wien Augustijn-Beckers, Raul Zurita-Milla, and Nicoline van der Maas
Using Self-Organizing Maps to Analyse Spatial Temporal Diffusion of Infectious Diseases


Xiaomeng Li and Zachary P Neal
Comparing Old and New Urban Hierarchies using Agent-Based Simulation


Priyanka Vyas and Dohyeong Kim
Bangladesh East-West Immunization Divide: Time to Target Communities Instead of Households?


Sean Mcfall, Matthias Leu, Benoit Parmentier, Marco Millones, and Stuart Hamilton
Geostatistical Modeling of Primary and Secondary Automobile Traffic as Ecological Disturbance Proxy Across the Contiguous United States


Piyush Yadav, Shailesh Deshpande, and Raja Sengupta
Animating Maps: Visual Analytics Meets Geoweb 2.0