Zachary Romano

Zachary Romano is a recent graduate from Brandeis University and an aspiring researcher in urban economics and real estate with a focus on the use of quantitative methods and spatial analysis. He is a recent graduate from Brandeis University where he obtained a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Anthropology. Some of Zach's work: Housing and Transportation Demand Analysis: Boston Metropolitan Area Assessing Transportation Capacity and Property Values In and Around the Boston Metropolitan Area At present, he has committed to a one-year term of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Community Prosperity Initiative in Syracuse. Zach Romano devotes his time to cycling, volunteering with civic organizations, and spending time on the water throughout Central New York.

Preparing for Urban Pandemics Using GIS and Resilient IT Systems

Geospatial modeling has found that if 30% of the population voluntarily isolated themselves for 8-10 weeks, the total people infected…

August 30, 2020

WalMap: The App By Walgreens That Maps Out Community Trends in Real Time

Walgreens uses GIS extensively, but predominantly in site selection, competitor analysis, and mapping demographics.

December 18, 2016

Cloud Computing Used to Analyze Landsat Imagery and Detect Deforestation

Landsat, NASA’s longest running initiative for the acquisition of Earth imagery, has generated nearly 50 trillion pixels of data by…

December 18, 2016

Data Visualization Strategies Using Tile Grid Maps

A new mapping method has emerged with high-profile news outlets like The New York Times and Bloomberg Business which are…

December 18, 2016

Stanford Geophysicists Map What Lies Beneath Southern California Using High-Resolution Sensors

Researchers at Stanford University are identifying hidden dangers beneath Earth’s surface in Southern California by measuring body waves from human…

December 18, 2016

Orbital Insight Exemplifies How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Can Be Used to Study Images from Space

Orbital Insights has developed a “deep learning” processes which uses artificial intelligence to pull data from satellite imagery.

December 18, 2016

Advanced Techniques for Measuring Human Behaviors in Urban Public Spaces

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen utilized a combination of thermal cameras, computer vision technology, and GIS analytics to geo-reference…

May 15, 2018

Satellite Imagery Provides Insights to Global Questions and Changes the Data Landscape

Data extracted from satellite images have been helpful for tracking everything from the number of customers at retail and restaurant…

December 18, 2016

Measuring the Number of Trees in the World

Using a combination of satellite imagery, forest inventories, and supercomputer technologies, researchers estimate there are 3.041 trillion trees in the…

September 26, 2020

Chimpanzee Behavior Analyzed Using Innovative GIS Application Offers Insight to Our Human Past

A group of scholars has developed an innovative new application of GIS to understand stone tool use behaviors in chimpanzees…

December 18, 2016