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Helena Mitasova


Associate Director for Geovisualization at the Center for Geospatial Analytics

Jordan Hall 2127



I teach a graduate course focused on Geospatial Modeling and Analysis and advanced special topics courses including UAV/LIDAR Data Analytics and  Geocomputing and Simulations. My expertise is in spatial interpolation and topographic analysis, lidar and UAV data applications, hydrologic and erosion modeling. I am also interested in geovisualization and tangible interfaces. I am active in the open source geospatial community as a member of the OSGeo Foundation and the Open Source GRASS GIS Project Steering Committee. Our NCSU OSGeo Research and Education Laboratory (OSGeo REL) is a core laboratory at the Center for Geospatial Analytics.

OSGeo REL publications and presentations and Google+

Research Description

Students in my group conduct research at the Center for Geospatial Analytics using advanced geovisualization technologies and open source GIS. We use tangible geospatial modeling environments, dynamic simulations of landscape processes, and analysis of lidar and UAV data time series to investigate coastal evolution, soil erosion control, natural hazards and sustainable land management.


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MS, Geodetic Cartography, Slovak Technical University (1981)
PhD, Geodetic Cartography, Slovak Technical University (1987)