|Mapping the Impact of Vegetation and Terrain on Cellular Signal Levels
||The purpose of this research is to look into the impact that rough topography combined with dense vegetation can have on a digital cellular phone signal. The research area is the Deep Creek region of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In additi...
|Analyzing the impacts of tree canopy on cellular radio networks
||The purpose of this research was to investigate the impacts of vegetation on cellular signal strength. The research was conducted in Buckingham County, VA, located approximately 60 miles west of Richmond, VA. The county is mostly rural. Dillwyn, a sm...
|Instructional geographic information science: map overlay and spatial abilities
||The fundamental goal of this study is to determine if the complex spatial concept of map overlay can be effectively learned by young adolescents through the utilization of an instructional technique based within the foundations of Instructional Geogr...
|Measuring social vulnerability to natural hazards: an examination of the United States Virgin Islands
||This study measures social vulnerability in the United States Virgin Islands while testing the applicability of a Social Vulnerability Index that was developed for the United States. The main focus was to develop an understanding of the underlying so...
|Geographic information systems in the social sector: trends, opportunities, barriers, and best practices
||There has been a rapid adoption of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the government and commercial sectors over the past several decades, while the social sector (aka "nonprofit sector") has lagged behind. This study addresses a gap in the lite...
|A mesoscale geophysical capability/suitability model for Vitis vinifera vineyard site selection in the North Carolina Piedmont Triad region, case study: Rockingham County NC
||The North Carolina wine industry is growing at a fast pace; many new vineyards are being planted with European varieties. Vitis vinifera varieties in general are the most challenging species of grape grown and the cost of vineyard establishment is hi...
|Quantitative analysis of resource conflict and urban sustainability in Central North Carolina: a GIScience based approach
||The purpose of this dissertation was to devise a quantitative method to compare socioeconomic development and the associated urban growth, with the state of the natural environment. This research was developed on the premise that socioeconomic develo...
|A model for predicting highway noise using a Geographic Information System: Interstate 73 in Guilford County, North Carolina
||The purpose of this research is to develop a predictive model for estimating sound levels from a highway traffic source for a future highway. The study area for this research is the future Interstate 73 corridor from North Carolina highway 68 to U.S....
|A comparison of interpolation methods for estimating mountaintop removal
||This research compares interpolation methods used to create digital elevation models (DEM) for mountainous regions where mountaintop removal coal mining takes place. The research focused on the Frozen Hollow Surface Mine located in Boone