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Arizona State University's home for Geographic Information Science research is now named the Spatial Analysis Research Center (SPARC) in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.
The Spatial Analysis Research Center deals with research questions at different spatial scales, from the local to the global. Research has focused on spatial statistical model specification, clustering, exploratory analysis, geovisual analytics, spatial optimization and GIS development to address a range of important problems. Application areas include a range of substantive fields, such as regional science, economic geography, environmental economics, criminology, public health, and other social and natural sciences. Examples of problem areas range from crime, water management in desert cities, HIV/AIDS in Mozambique, cancer, economic development, property valuation and home foreclosures to human-elephant conflicts.
Learn about many of computational spacial science initiatives and researchers here.