GEOG 160
Mapping Our Changing World

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Carolynne Hultquist

Carolynne Hultquist

Ph.D. Candidate, Geography Dept.

Please use the Canvas email system (Inbox) to contact me. I generally will respond to emails within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends.


I am the instructor for GEOG 160 Web this semester and a graduate student in the Penn State Department of Geography. My expertise is in geographic information science (GISc) and remote sensing. This course introduces you to these exciting fields. You will learn all about the the art and science of mapping the world around you!

I specialize in fusing sources of geographic information to better understand complex environments. My research interests focus on spatio-temporal analysis, social data analytics, environmental hazards, and emergency management. My current graduate work is on validating radiation measurements around Fukushima by comparing Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), government data, and models over space and time. Recent publications are: Using Nightlight Remote Sensing Imagery and Twitter Data to Study Power Outages, Systems View of the Spatio-Temporal Resolution of Information during Hurricanes, and Citizen Monitoring during Hazards: Validation of Fukushima Radiation Measurements. My hobbies include traveling, flying UAVs, reading, learning languages, cooking new foods, soccer, dancing, and rock climbing.

I look forward to getting to know all of you and to seeing you gain new tools to explore our changing world!