Publications

2018
Paolo Corti, Athanasios Tom Kralidis, and Benjamin Lewis. 2018. “Enhancing discovery in spatial data infrastructures using a search engine.” PeerJ Computer Science, 4, Pp. e152.
Paolo Corti, Benjamin Lewis, and Athanasios Tom Kralidis. 2018. “Hypermap registry: an open source, standards-based geospatial registry and search platform.” Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards, 3, 1, Pp. 8.
2017
Merrick Lex Berman, Devika Kakkar, Wendy Guan, and Fei Carnes. 8/2/2017. “Enabling Spatiotemporal Analysis and Visualization of Air Pollution in China and India.” In The 25th International Conference on Geoinformatics. Buffalo, NY.
D Kakkar and B Lewis. 2017. “Building a Billion Spatio-Temporal Object Search and Visualization Platform.” ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 4, Pp. 97.
Benjamin Lewis, Weihe Wendy Guan, and Alenka Poplin. 2017. “Evaluating the Current State of Geospatial Software as a Service Platforms: A Comparison Study.” In Citizen Empowered Mapping, Pp. 53-85. Springer. Publisher's VersionAbstract
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. These platforms allow users to organize spatial materials in layers, perform overlay and basic visual analysis, and share both final maps and the processes used to create them with remote collaborators. The authors gathered data on the characteristics of 15 platforms through an online survey, then summarized the results and created an Excel tool to enable users to sift through the data to identify platforms based on need. This study presents a snapshot of the current GSaaS landscape, summarizes current capabilities, points out weaknesses, and considers the potential of this class of application.
P Corti and B Lewis. 2017. “Making temporal search more central in spatial data infrastructures.” ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 4, Pp. 93.
Alenka Poplin, Wendy Guan, and Ben Lewis. 2017. “Online Survey of Heterogeneous Users and Their Usage of the Interactive Mapping Platform WorldMap.” The Cartographic Journal, 54, 3, Pp. 214-232.
Lauren Fiechtner, Gabriella C Puente, Mona Sharifi, Jason P Block, Sarah Price, Richard Marshall, Jeff Blossom, Monica W Gerber, and Elsie M Taveras. 2017. “A Community Resource Map to Support Clinical–Community Linkages in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Childhood Obesity, Eastern Massachusetts, 2014–2016.” Preventing chronic disease, 14.
2016
Placing Names: Enriching and Extending Gazetteers
Merrick Lex Berman, Ruth Mostern, and Humphrey Southall. 8/4/2016. Placing Names: Enriching and Extending Gazetteers, Pp. 280. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Publisher's VersionAbstract

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 those places change over time.

This volume brings together leading and emergent scholars to examine the history of the gazetteer, its important role in geographic information science, and its use to further the reach and impact of spatial reasoning into the digital age.

Wendy Guan, Kang Wu, and Fei Carnes. 6/2016. “Modeling spatiotemporal pattern of agriculture-feasible land in China.” Transactions in GIS, 20, 3, Pp. 426-447. Publisher's VersionAbstract
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). The resulting agricultural feasibility index layer is combined with nightlight images (1992-2013) to determine the spatiotemporal variation of urban encroachment on feasible agriculture land. It reveals the severity of agricultural land losses to urbanization.
Paolo Corti, Benjamin G Lewis, Tom Kralidis, and Jude Mwenda. 2016. Implementing an open source spatio-temporal search platform for Spatial Data Infrastructures. PeerJ Preprints.
2015
Nicolas M Oreskovic, James M Perrin, Alyssa I Robinson, Joseph J Locascio, Jeff Blossom, Minghua L Chen, Jonathan P Winickoff, Alison E Field, Chloe Green, and Elizabeth Goodman. 2015. “Adolescents’ use of the built environment for physical activity.” BMC public health, 15, 1, Pp. 251.
Weihe Wendy Guan, Alenka Poplin, and Benjamin G Lewis. 2015. “Understanding Today's Online GIS User Through the Lens of a WorldMap Survey.” Transactions in GIS, 19, 3, Pp. 417-438.
Giovanni Zambotti, Wendy Guan, and Justin Daniel Gest. 2015. “Visualizing Human Migration through Space and Time.” ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, II, 4-W2, Pp. 155-161.
2014
Nicolas M Oreskovic, Jeff Blossom, Alyssa I Robinson, Minghua L Chen, Doris K Uscanga, and Jason A Mendoza. 2014. “The influence of the built environment on outcomes from a “walking school bus study”: a cross-sectional analysis using geographical information systems.” Geospatial health, 9, 1, Pp. 37.
2013
James M Friedman, Lars Hagander, Christopher D Hughes, Katherine A Nash, Allison F Linden, Jeff Blossom, and John G Meara. 2013. “Distance to hospital and utilization of surgical services in Haiti: do children, delivering mothers, and patients with emergent surgical conditions experience greater geographical barriers to surgical care?” The International journal of health planning and management, 28, 3, Pp. 248-256.
Weihe Wendy Guan and Peter K Bol. 2013. “Embracing Geographic Analysis beyond Geography: Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis Enters 5th Year.” In Geographic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, Pp. 1764-1772. IGI Global.
Akiyuki Kawasaki, Merrick Lex Berman, and Wendy Guan. 2013. “The growing role of web‐based geospatial technology in disaster response and support.” Disasters, 37, 2, Pp. 201-221.
2012
Nicolas M Oreskovic, Jeff Blossom, Alison E Field, Sylvia R Chiang, Jonathan P Winickoff, and Ronald E Kleinman. 2012. “Combining global positioning system and accelerometer data to determine the locations of physical activity in children.” Geospatial health, 6, 2, Pp. 263-272.
Karim E Abou-Nassar, Haesook T Kim, Jeff Blossom, Vincent T Ho, Robert J Soiffer, Corey S Cutler, Edwin P Alyea, John Koreth, Joseph H Antin, and Philippe Armand. 2012. “The impact of geographic proximity to transplant center on outcomes after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.” Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 18, 5, Pp. 708-715.

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