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The Space Informatics Lab (SIL) was established in March 2011 by Dr. Tomasz Stepinski. It is located in the Department of Geography at the University of Cincinnati. SIL research is supported by the UC Space Exploration Research Fund, as well as research grants from NSF and NASA.

SIL develops intelligent algorithms for fast and intuitive exploration of large spatial datasets which originate from remotely-sensed Earth or planetary data, or from extensive ground survey - such as U.S. Census Bureau data. Without effective tools for exploring and analyzing these big spatial datasets, the ability of the scientific community to obtain any insight from this data is limited. SIL aims to develop tools which make intelligent exploration of these vast datasets possible, intuitive, and accessible to the scientific community.







Published on  August 19th, 2015


2017 International Conference on GeoComputation: Celebrating 21 Years of GeoComputation, Leeds, UK, September 4-7 2017
J. Nowosad, T.F Stepinski Worldwide inventory of landscape through segmentation of global land cover dataset
(Session Applications of GeoComputational Methods in the Environmental Sciences I, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 11:30AM) paper

Annual Meeting of Population Association of America, Chicago, IL, April 26-29 2017
A.Dmowska, T.Stepinski, Mapping Changes of Racial Composition in the United States: 1990–2010
(Session Innovative Methods and Data in Segregation Research, Thursday, April 27, 2017, 9:30AM) abstract paper

new version of a Web-based query-by-example tool for finding places with similar climate is available here.

now more detailed (30 m ) population and racial diversity grids for 1990, 2000, 2010 are available here.

High resolution demographic grids for each county in the conterminous U.S for 1990, 2000, 2010 year are available here.