Spatial Analysis and Research in Computational Science

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The Spatial Analysis and Research in Computational Science  (SPARCS) laboratory originated in 2004 as a collaborative effort between Department of Geography and Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary. The laboratory  is mainly supported by GEOIDE Canadian Network of Excellence, with additional support from sponsors in Academia and Industry.

Currently, SPARCS Lab hosts seven graduate and four undergraduate students, working on a variety of projects ranging from applied to theoretical and including autocorrelation analysis, spatial statistics, computational geometry, computer graphics and data mining. International exchange students and visiting researchers are also part of our everyday activities.


Our new project on Marine Risk Analysis description can be found on  MARIS research project web site.

Dedicated Project web site is now active

An article about SPARCS Lab has appeared in "On Campus", April 2005

SPARCS Open House was profiled on Calgary News by SHAW TV (April 28th, 2005)

Snapshots from SPARCS Open House

Snapshots from GEOIDE Lab visit

Dean’s Office Showcase “Computer Science and GIS” was on display






The focus of SPARCS Lab is on the development of new methodology based on the weighted distance function and autocorrelation analysis for study of the spatio-temporal phenomena on the example of health and socio-environmental factors. SPARCS Lab also focuses on the recent problems arising in the above areas, with the goal of identifying key issues, and providing efficient solution for research and industry.

SPARCS Lab offers a unique opportunity for potential graduate students looking for a cutting edge inter-disciplinary research on the verge of GIS and computer science. SPARCS Laboratory also conducts monthly research seminars, participates in student recruitment events (including GIS Day), and will be hosting the International Workshop on Spatial Analysis Research in Computational Science in Fall 2005.

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SPARCS Lab: Spatial Analysis Research in Computational Science Laboratory
Location   : ICT 715B, CPSC Department, University of Calgary