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Applied Demography Conf, 8-10 Jan 2014, San Antonio TX

Event Date(s): Jan 8 - 10, 2014 Short description of News or Event Announcement (150 Words): The Applied Demography Conference is sponsored by the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research and Department of Demography at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Call for Papers: deadline extended to Oct 18th, 2013 Registration Deadline: Jan 2nd, 2014   Website Link for more information: Read more

HealthGIS 2013 - 5 Nov. Orlando, FL - call for papers

Event Date(s): 5 November 2013 The HealthGIS 2013 Workshop will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to share new ideas and techniques for health-related GIS applications. We invite submission of original research related to all aspects of GIS usage and applications in medical and in healthcare systems. The will be the second ACM SIGSpatial international Workshop on the Use of GIS in Public Health.   Website Link for more information: Read more

Special collection on spatial demography published in Demographic Research

This Special Collection—edited by Stephen A. Matthews—focuses on uses of geospatial data and spatial analytical tools to examine demographic and health related questions (e.g., teenage pregnancy, child mortality, segregation and health, migration and rural livelihoods, simulation of population distribution, and demography and crime).  The collection's manuscripts were prepared by participants in summer workshops (2008-2011) sponsored by the Advanced Spatial Analysis Training Program. This program was supported by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) – R25 HD057002. This collection may be accessed online or downloaded as a pdf file at Read more

New journal Spatial Demography is launched

Website Link: Visit to learn more about the journal. Start Date: 04/24/2013 End Date:  09/04/2013 Short Project Description (150 words): A new journal Spatial Demography was launched in April 2013. This online journal focuses "on the spatial analysis of demographic processes based on modern demographic data visualization, enhanced geo-referenced data availability, and spatial statistics. The journal features full color graphics, motion video tools, and a quick time-to-publication. It publishes research articles, essays, research reports, data sources, computing software, teaching notes, and book reviews on a wide range of topics of interest to the social demographer." The editors of Spatial Demography are Frank M. Howell (Mississippi State University) and Jeremy R. Porter (City University of New York). Read more

Future Directions in Spatial Demography--report now available

The Final Report on Future Directions in Spatial Demography Specialist Meeting (Santa Barbara, Dec 2011) features the perspectives of nearly four dozen spatial demographers on the opportunities and challenges facing the field. Special attention is given to the training needs for education and research. View presentations, position papers, and the final report at Read more

Welcome to the Advanced Spatial Analysis Website

Start Date: 04/03/2013 End Date: 12/31/2013 Short Project Description (150 words): Welcome to the new website for the GISPopSci program of Penn State University and UC Santa Barbara. The site, launched for public access in June 2013, features learning and instructional resources of value to researchers and students interested in spatial demography. Many of the resources have been re-purposed from our prior NIH-supported training programs in spatial analysis for the population sciences. The original site is still accessible at You can contribute to the community of spatial demographers by sharing information through the News and Events Registry and the Project Registry. Click on the Research-in-Action tab. Read more

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