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Fri, Nov 17


Jordan Hall Addition 1214

GIS Week: Geospatial Forum (Studio) with Dr. Qiusheng Wu

Harness the power of cloud computing and open-source programming to analyze and visualize spatial data with acclaimed researcher Dr. Qiusheng Wu.

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GIS Week: Geospatial Forum (Studio) with Dr. Qiusheng Wu
GIS Week: Geospatial Forum (Studio) with Dr. Qiusheng Wu

Time & Location

Nov 17, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Jordan Hall Addition 1214, 2720 Faucette Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA

About The Event

Speaker:  Dr. Qiusheng Wu

Summary: Google Earth Engine (GEE) is a cloud computing platform with a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets. It enables scientists, researchers, and developers to analyze and visualize changes on the Earth’s surface. The geemap Python package provides GEE users with an intuitive interface to manipulate, analyze, and visualize geospatial big data interactively in a Jupyter-based environment. The topics covered in this workshop include: (1) introducing geemap and the Earth Engine Python API; (2) creating interactive maps; (3) searching GEE data catalog; (4) visualizing GEE datasets; (5) analyzing GEE datasets, and (6) exporting GEE datasets. More information about the geemap Python package can be found at

About the speaker: Dr. Qiusheng Wu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography & Sustainability at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In addition, he holds positions as an Amazon Visiting Academic and a Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University. Specializing in geospatial data science and open-source software development, Dr. Wu is particularly focused on leveraging big geospatial data and cloud computing to study environmental changes, with an emphasis on surface water and wetland inundation dynamics. He is the creator of several open-source packages designed for advanced geospatial analysis and visualization, including geemap, leafmap, and segment-geospatial. For a closer look at his open-source contributions, please visit his GitHub repository:

The presentation will be delivered virtually. An in-person viewing will be available through Jordan Hall Addition 1216, and all others may join here:

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