Spatial Analysis

The spatial analysis category looks at data manipulation techniques in GIS.


Spatial Analysis

The new Firelight Detection Algorithm (FILDA) detects the start of a fire 11 hours earlier than the standard algorithm, Active Fire Application Related Product (AFARP). Maps: Joshua Stevens, using data from Polivka, T. N., et al. (2016).The new Firelight Detection Algorithm (FILDA) detects the start of a fire 11 hours earlier than the standard algorithm, Active Fire Application Related Product (AFARP). Maps: Joshua Stevens, using data from Polivka, T. N., et al. (2016).

A New Algorithm to Find Wildfires When It’s Cloudy

New technology called the Firelight Detection Algorithm, or FILDA, can help detect wildfires at night even when the skies are cloudy.

Spatial Analysis

ZIP Code boundaries overlayed with the City of Flint's boundary. Map: Richard Casey Sadler.ZIP Code boundaries overlayed with the City of Flint's boundary. Map: Richard Casey Sadler.

How the ‘Quirky Geography’ of ZIP Codes Obscured Flint’s Lead Problem

Richard Casey Sadler, an assistant professor at Michigan State University discusses how the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ reliance on using ZIP Code level data obscured the link between Flint residents and lead exposure.