Johannes Uhl

U.S. Urbanization Over Time

Jan. 26, 2021

Johannes Uhl Stefan Leyk's research team has two new publications. Johannes Uhl is the lead author on both. One is in Nature's Communications Earth & Environment and the other in Earth Systems Science Data . The papers feature the research team's historical settlement data sources and studies on urban development...

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Stefan Leyk: New CU Boulder research provides ‘unprecedented’ opportunity to study history and evolution of human land-use and development in the United States

June 6, 2020

The U.S. population has grown 40-fold since 1800 and yet little is known about precisely how or why it’s grown the way it has. New research from the University of Colorado Boulder, though, provides the most comprehensive look yet. This new research, out today in Science Advances , draws a...

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Spring 2018 Newsletter Published

April 27, 2018

The 2018 Spring Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is packed with department news, student and faculty articles, and Emily Yeh's final "Message from the Chair" article. Articles include: Message from the chair John Pitlick: Guggenheim in the rearview mirror Stefan Leyk: Extracting Geospatial Data...

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Stefan Leyk's Talk for the International Land Use Symposium in Dresden

Nov. 2, 2017

Geography Professor Stefan Leyk gave a video talk today titled "Patterns of Human Settlement over Long Time Periods: Historical Spatial Data and Uncertainty Assessment" to the International Land Use Symposium on “Spatial data modelling and visualisation to enlighten sustainable policy making”, held November 1-3 2017, in Dresden, capital of the...

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GEOG 4303 / 5303 GIS Programming for Spatial Analysis

Do you want to enter the job market as a competitive GIS modeler with programming skills? This course will help you get there. It focuses on the extension of geographic information systems (GIS) through programming as well as on the development of algorithms for spatial analysis and information extraction in...

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GEOG 4203 / 5203 GIS 2 Modeling Applications

Did your first GIS class create an interest in learning more advanced skills? Are you getting ready to start an undergraduate or graduate research project that requires spatial modeling and analysis, but you’re not sure how to get started? This class is for you! You’ll extend skills and principles, gain...

Stefan Leyk Awarded NSF Grant

Aug. 9, 2016

Associate Professor Stefan Leyk has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for his project entitled "III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Exploiting Context in Cartographic Evolutionary Documents to Extract and Build Linked Spatial-temporal Datasets". This interdisciplinary collaborative project involving researchers and their students at University of Southern California and University of...

Stefan Leyk Receives Award

April 7, 2016

Stefan Leyk has received a new award from the Innovative Seed Program, “Earth Lab’s human dimension: Integrating fine-grained data on human activity for advanced understanding of environmental change.” It will become a new node in Earth Lab, one of two major initiatives of CU’s Grand Challenge. See Earth Lab Grand...

NSF awards research team $1M to study world’s population dynamics

Dec. 11, 2014

Stefan Leyk and Fernando Riosmena are part of a research team that received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on the distribution and dynamics of the world’s population, including the modelling of urbanization in the United States, Mexico, and India.

Stefan Leyk Receives Award of Excellence as an Outstanding Teacher for Technology in Teaching

Jan. 16, 2014

This award is presented by the Arts & Sciences Support of Education Through Technology (ASSETT). In December 2013, ASSETT asked students across the College of A&S to nominate an instructor who uses technology in outstanding ways to support student learning. Stefan's Introduction to Geographic Information Science class (GEOG4103/5103) was highlighted...