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in Space and Time: A GIS Approach
Columbus, OH - July 7-11, 2003
The application deadline was March 31, 2003.
Host institution and Co-sponsor
Department of Geography, The Ohio State University
Mei-Po Kwan (Workshop Coordinator),
Alan Murray, Morton O'Kelly, Michael Tiefelsdorf (all of The
Ohio State University)
and methods for analyzing accessibility are essential
for understanding many significant social, economic,
and political issues (e.g., access to jobs, healthcare,
transportation and other public facilities for different
population subgroups). This workshop focuses on spatial
approaches to the conceptualization, measurement, and
analysis of accessibility that can be applied to important
societal questions in physical, social, or cyber-space.
A series of lectures introduce network approaches, time-geographic
perspectives, spatial optimization techniques, and spatial
interaction modeling of accessibility. Lectures and
lab exercises will familiarize participants with analytical
methods and procedures for finding solutions for real-world
accessibility problems with significant social implications.
Illustrations will include equity issues about access
to jobs, healthcare, transportation facilities, and
voter polling stations; analysis of social networks
and individual access to social and economic opportunities;
the effects of Internet infrastructure on accessibility
to information resources; and the relationship of accessibility
to commuting and migration patterns.
Participants will learn to apply concepts and analytical
tools in lab sessions in which the use of maps, geographical
visualizations and computational methods will be demonstrated.
Activity-travel data collected through surveys and by
the Global Positioning System (GPS), data on Internet
infrastructure, and a comprehensive geographic database
of urban opportunities and transportation facilities
will be used for hands-on exercises. Participants will
acquire skills in using ArcView GIS and other statistical
software to address important accessibility issues.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own research
problems for discussion with workshop instructors and
Kwan has contributed to the development and application
of space-time accessibility measures. Her research focuses
on the analysis and understanding of the spatial mobility
and space-time access to jobs and urban opportunities for
different population subgroups using GIS-based geocomputational
methods and geographical visualization.
Part of Professor Alan
Murray's recent research focuses on equity issues in the
access to public transport. He works in the area of GIS, location
modeling, transportation systems, and spatial optimization
methods - with specific interests in spatial representation,
spatial analysis, and informed decision making.
O'Kelly is best known for his work in network analysis,
location theory (especially for retail trade), and GIS and
spatial analysis. His current research interests include the
application of network analysis to specific accessibility
problems, especially in the study of urban transportation
and Internet accessibility.
The main research interest of Professor Michael
Tiefelsdorf is the development and application of spatial
statistical methods. He has applied these methods on migration
analysis and disease mapping.
There are no registration fees associated with CSISS workshops. Eligibility for attendance is determined through a competitive
application process. Additionally, successful applicants may receive a $500 scholarship to help offset travel and lodging expenses.
Full details will be outlined in letters of acceptance.