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Enhancing discovery in spatial data infrastructures using a search engine (accepted but not yet published)

Author(s)  Paolo Corti, Athanasios Tom Kralidis, Benjamin Lewis
April, 2018
Peerj Computer Science

The Archaeological Renaissance in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Author(s)  Jason Ur
September, 2017
Near Eastern Archaeology

After an absence of over two decades, foreign archaeology has returned in earnest to one of the “cradles of civilization” in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Building a Billion Spatio-Temporal Object Search and Visualization Platform

Author(s)  Devika Kakkar, Ben Lewis
August, 2017
ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume IV-4/W2, 2017 2nd International Symposium on Spatiotemporal Computing 2017

This  paper  will provide  an  overview  of  the  Billion Object Platform(BOP)  architecture,  which  is  built on  an  open  source  stack  consisting  of  Apache  Lucene,  Solr,  Kafka, Zookeeper,  Swagger,  scikit-learn,  OpenLayers,  and  AngularJS.  The  paper  will  further  discuss  the  a

Making Temporal Search More Central in Spatial Data Infrastructures

Author(s)  Paolo Corti, Ben Lewis
August, 2017
ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume IV-4/W2, 2017 2nd International Symposium on Spatiotemporal Computing 2017

A temporally enabled Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is a framework of geospatial data, metadata, users, and tools intended to provide an efficient and flexible way to use spatial information which includes the historical dimension.

A Community Resource Map to Support Clinical-Community Linkages in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Childhood Obesity, Eastern Massachusetts, 2014-2016.

Author(s)  Fiechtner, Puente, Sharifi, Block, Price, Marshall, Blossom, Gerber, Taveras.
July, 2017
Journal of Chronic Disease Prevention


Novel approaches to health care delivery that leverage community resources could improve outcomes for children at high risk for obesity.

A novel surveillance approach for disaster mental health

Author(s)  Oliver Gruebner , Sarah R. Lowe , Martin Sykora , Ketan Shankardass , S. V. Subramanian , Sandro Galea
July, 2017


The Billion Object Platform (BOP): a system to lower barriers to support big, streaming, spatio-temporal data sources

Author(s)  Devika Kakkar, Ben Lewis, David Smiley, Ariel Nunez
July, 2017
Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

With funding from the Sloan Foundation and Harvard Dataverse, the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) has developed a big spatio-temporal data visualization platform called the Billion Object Platform or "BOP".

Evaluating the Current State of Geospatial Software as a Service Platforms: A Comparison Study

Author(s)  Benjamin Lewis, Weihe Wendy Guan, Alenka Poplin
June, 2017

Abstract  The goal of this chapter is to evaluate and compare Geospatial Software as a Service (GSaaS) platforms oriented toward providing basic mapping capabilities to non-GIS experts.

Using Internal Migration to Estimate the Causal Effect of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Context on Health: A Longitudinal Analysis, England, 1995–2008

Author(s)  Mark A. Green, Mariana Arcaya & S. V. Subramanian
June, 2017
Annals of the American Association of Geographers

Implementing an open source spatio-temporal search platform for Spatial Data Infrastructures

Author(s)  Paolo Corti, Benjamin Lewis, Athanasios Tom Kralidis, Ntabathia Jude Mwenda
October, 2016

The goal of HHypermap is to provide a framework for building and maintaining a comprehensive registry  of  web  map  services,  and  because  such  a  registry  is  expected  to  be  large,  the  system supports the development of clients with modern search capabilities such as spatial and tempor

Placing Names: Enriching and Extending Gazetteers

Author(s)  Merrick Lex Berman, Ruth Mostern, Humphrey Southall
August, 2016
Indiana University Press

Placing Names discusses the evolution and construction of gazetteers and how they can be used to model our conceptions of historical places,  as well as how t

Modeling spatiotemporal pattern of agriculture-feasible land in China

Author(s)  Wendy Guan; Kang Wu; Fei Carnes
June, 2016
Transactions in GIS

This study applies a spatial fuzzy multi-criteria evaluation model to determine agricultural feasibility in China based on physical variables (accumulated temperature, sunshine, precipitation, hydrology, elevation and soil properties).