Recommended Readings

This page provides some recommended readings (e.g., Why GIScience matters, and  how to carry out research effectively).

About Why GIScience Matters

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“Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are ways to organize, present, and analyze spatial and geographic data. You probably don’t realize it, but Waze or Google Maps fall within the realm of GISscience. Both of these apps likely benefit you daily. The Johns Hopkins University is maintaining an excellent Coronavirus tracking website, which gathers information from multiple data sources. ”


About How to Carry Out Research Effectively

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Zeller, S., and D. Rogers (2020), Visualizing science: How color determines what we see, Eos, 101, Published on 21 May 2020.

“Color plays a major role in the analysis and communication of scientific information. New tools are helping to improve how color can be applied more accurately and effectively to data.”

The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures: An interview with visualization pioneer Ben Shneiderman

(PDF if it is not retrievable)



About Time Management

Calendar. Not to-do lists (a Time management blog post by Dr.  Devi Parikh) [PDF  if not retrievable]

The best time management strategy I have seen so far. Try it, you will see it is effective. I have a chance to work and interact with Dr. Devi Parikh for my DIRA workshop at CVPR 2020, she is super nice, very friendly, knowledgeable  and very productive.  Most importantly, she has a great heart that is willing to help others to do better. You can feel this through her wonderful time management post.