On Tuesday, Mar. 9, geoBoundaries Managing Director Sydney Fuhrig ’21 gave a presentation on behalf of her team at NYC Open Data Week 2021. The presentation was hosted by William & Mary’s AidData research lab, and three other AidData members presented alongside Fuhrig for their 90-minute event.
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Director of the GEO Project Ali Reynolds ’21 and her team of seven have been collecting data on schools across the world. The team is working to build a website database in order to make this information available to other researchers and educators.
Over the nine-week winter break, the geoLab hosted its inaugural January Series, a collection of eight seminars designed to help members build new skills. The lab also created an alumni mentorship program to begin to build an alumni network.
The geoLab teams utilized the extended winter break to start new initiatives and make significant progress on an array of projects. geoBoundaries worked on a new raster project, geoData completed an exciting COVID-19 project, and geoParsing underwent a leadership transition.
Emily Maison ’21, Joshua Panganiban ’20, Tina Chen ’22 and Laura Mills ’22 interned with the Global Environment Facility, where they each independently collected and analyzed geospatial data for their unique projects related to COVID-19.
This summer, geoParsing’s BRIGHT team published two papers on Chinese development in the Bahamas and Cuba. Written by Caroline Morin ’22, the two papers were the front page of the intel.gov website for over a month.
The W&M geoLab's recently launched roadRunner project asks teams from six Virginia universities to evaluate road quality from satellite imagery and compete to build the best convolution neural network.
The geoBoundaries database is the product of three years of work by a group that consisted substantially of William & Mary undergraduates and recent alumni.
Rachel Oberman got a call one Thursday evening during her sophomore year. A presentation for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation needed corrected boundary maps for all countries in the world. By Monday.