FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 28, 2015
Contact: Jeanine Scaramozzino
Kennedy Library to Host Talk on Geospatial Data Feb. 12
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Jon Jablonski, head of UC Santa Barbara’s Map and Imagery Laboratory, will present “Where Does All Geospatial Data Go?” from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 12, in Room 111-C in the Kennedy Library.
Jablonski works with the management of large bodies of worldwide spatial information and practical applications of geodata. He will discuss the status of building geospatial libraries for storage, discovery and access in academia — specifically UCSB’s efforts to spatially enable the new Alexandria Digital Research Library.
He will also describe his research on how people form “information places” — informal, ad hoc grounds for information seeking and transfer — for example, Chinese youth using mobile communications technologies for personal freedom and, in turn, political friction.
Jablonski holds a graduate degree in geography from the University of Oregon and master’s in library information science from the University of Washington.
His presentation is free and open to the public. It is hosted by Cal Poly’s Data Studio at Kennedy Library. Light refreshments will be served.
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