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Spatial / Temporal Social Analysis

 

Over that past few decades  basic research involving the application of spatial analyses have focused on a wide range of processes - but the general emphasis has been on the study of physical processes - ranging from watershed analyses, to vegetation studies and the like.  More recently the power of spatial analyses have been applied to basic research problems in the social sciences and this has become a growing research area for the Center.

A particular area of interest is in the application of spatial analysis to the investigation of precursor activities prior to criminal terrorist acts. 

In 2005, the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) began cooperating with the Terrorism Research Center in the Fulbright College (TRC) as part of the American Terrorism Study.