Geospatial data science is a subset of data science concerned specifically with location-based data, i.e., data about phenomena implicitly or explicitly associated with a location relative to the Earth. This interdisciplinary field draws on other disciplines such as statistics, informatics, computing, communication and management to study geospatial data and its applications, and to transform data into insights. In our department, we sometimes study geospatial data and its visualisation per se, e.g.,
We also apply geospatial data science methods to create knowledge and insights in specific domains, such as the other research foci in our department:
Staff involved include Dr Adedayo Adeleke, Prof Gregory Breetzke, Prof Serena Coetzee, Dr Christel Hansen, Mr Samy Katumba, Dr Victoria Rautenbach, Mr Lourens Snyman, Mr Barend van der Merwe
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