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GIS Faculty member co-edit’s and contributes chapter to New Book

Land Use and Land Cover Semantics: Principles, Best Practices, and Prospects

Land Use and Land Cover Semantics: Principles, Best Practices, and Prospects Features Discusses the theory and foundations of categorization, metadata, ontology, content analysis, and more Provides a synthesis of ongoing research in the area of LULC semantics Includes use cases from applying semantics in searches, LULC classification, spatial analysis, and visualization Summary Explore the Important read more…

GIS Alum discusses Capstone Project

I presented my capstone project at the Council of Geographic Names Authorities (COGNA) 2015 national conference (http://cogna50usa.org/) that was being held here in Anchorage, AK. I was able to have my wife Lisa Wade, who is a Chickaloon Native Village Council Member and the Director of Education at the Ya Ne Dah Ah Tribal School read more…

What do the paintings on our last post mean?

This is of course Peter Breugel, and the most famous of his three Tower of Babel paintings. What was he saying? His first theme is that of pride punished, as in his 1563 canvas, The Suicide of Saul. Is there anything more prideful than our stainless, adamantine world system? As Bruegel dissects the intricate architecture read more…

Where we ended up on world crisis

Our final meeting was about — as it should be — What we learned. But what have we really learned — when it comes to thinking about world crisis? Have we learned to think about solving difficult human problems, or have we learned that our established world is fine with thinking about solving difficult human problems read more…

Modern Macroeconomics by Sanjay Chugh

Modern Macroeconomics by Sanjay K. Chugh

Professor Sanjay Chugh, one of our Macroeconomic Theory instructors, has a new Macro Text out, published by MIT Press. Sanjay developed the book from notes he made to specifically teach our students. It is thus the first book that had its genesis at JHU Applied Economics, and ensures that the level is just right for read more…

Corruption as a Security Problem

Sarah Chayes

For quite some time corruption has attracted attention because of its potential negative implications for economic growth, but can it also lead to instability and extremist violence? Sarah Chayes, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, former special adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and award winning journalist, discusses read more…