Space Exploration Institute
Space Informatics Lab (SIL)
The Space Informatics Lab (SIL) was established
in March 2011 by Dr. Tomasz Stepinski. It is located in the Department of
Geography at the University of Cincinnati. SIL research is supported by the UC
Space Exploration Research Fund, as well as research grants from NSF and NASA.
SIL develops intelligent algorithms for fast and
intuitive exploration of large spatial datasets which originate from
remotely-sensed Earth or planetary data, or from extensive ground survey - such
as U.S. Census Bureau data. Without effective tools for exploring and analyzing
these big spatial datasets, the ability of the scientific community to obtain
any insight from this data is limited. SIL aims to develop tools which make
intelligent exploration of these vast datasets possible, intuitive, and
accessible to the scientific community.