The NCGIA was founded in 1988 as a National Science Foundation center for research in geographic information and its related technologies. The Center is based at three sites in the United States: here at Buffalo (NCGIA-Buffalo), at the University of California at Santa Barbara (NCGIA-UCSB), and at the University of Maine (NCGIA-Maine).
The Buffalo site of the NCGIA (NCGIA-Buffalo) manages the Buffalo portion of the national center, supports a range of research grants and programs, and coordinates GIScience activities on campus. NCGIA-Buffalo is an organized research unit of the University at Buffalo, facilitating an active and interdisciplinary research community. More about us.
Multi-discipline collaborations between geography faculty and other faculties in the context of co-serving on geography PhD committees during 2003-2013.Red dots are geography faculty members. Lavender dots are faculties in the College of Arts and Sciences. All other colored dots are faculties in other schools, such as Architecture and Planning, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Public Health and Health Professions, Medicine and Biostatistics, Education, Management, and Law.
Andrew Skupin: In the figure above, keywords extracted from geography conference abstracts are spatialized in a two-dimensional visualization using a self-organizing map approach. The keywords are clustered into categories according to similarities between them. Each category is labeled by a representative root word (a form of word after all affixes are removed).
David Mark: The figure demonstrates the frequency of words used in the title of PhD dissertations completed during 1973-2008 in geography.
Interdisciplinary Collaboration: The figure is created by Yueheng ZhouHide