Dr. Kramar, students attend ND Geospatial Summit

Dr. David Kramar from the Department of Anthropology and Earth Sciences and six MSUM students attended the 2019 ND Geospatial Summit conference in Bismarck, ND on Oct 22-23. Dr. Kramar presented his research on using GIS and high-resolution imagery to model above-ground biomass at two Nutrient Network sites at the Regional Science Center. Geosciences undergraduate Asami Minei presented her research paper entitled “Classification and Calculation of Non-NIR Vegetation Indices from High Resolution UAS Imagery,” and Geosciences student Yoko (George) Kosugi presented his paper entitled “Using GIS and Machine Learning to Recognize Subtle Landscape Features Associated with Glacial Lake Agassiz.” In addition, four students spanning multiple departments also attended: Casey Coombs (Biosciences), Jackson Carr (Anthropology), Nafisa Mahabub (Economics), and Christine Lidenberg (Anthropology and Archeology). This was a wonderful opportunity to engage students from across MSUM departments in a GIS focused conference.