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RCHSS - Geography & Anthropology

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Faculty Sponsor Name

Uli Ingram

Abstract (300 words maximum)

In 2013 the U.S. Department of State launched a program called Diplomacy Lab. The purpose of the program is to help engage Americans in the work of diplomacy and broaden the research being done in the field. The Diplomacy Lab program is a collaboration that involves students from various disciplines across the nation. The Diplomacy Lab allows students to directly participate and contribute to policy-making processes and tackle real-world challenges while working side by side with State Department officers. In 2021 the Kennesaw State University GIS department was partnered with the OBO (Overseas Building Operations) for students to use GIS skills and software to help analyze suitable locations to build new U.S. Embassies. This study is a collaboration between KSU students a faculty sponsor, and individuals from the OBO. The study highlights the research and results regarding a handful of cities selected by the OBO for new U.S. Embassy locations. The purpose of the study was to use geospatial technologies to find precise locations that would be the best place for these new embassies.

Disciplines

Geographic Information Sciences | Human Geography | Spatial Science

Project Type

Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

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Using GIS to Analyze Suitable Locations for New U.S. Embassies.

In 2013 the U.S. Department of State launched a program called Diplomacy Lab. The purpose of the program is to help engage Americans in the work of diplomacy and broaden the research being done in the field. The Diplomacy Lab program is a collaboration that involves students from various disciplines across the nation. The Diplomacy Lab allows students to directly participate and contribute to policy-making processes and tackle real-world challenges while working side by side with State Department officers. In 2021 the Kennesaw State University GIS department was partnered with the OBO (Overseas Building Operations) for students to use GIS skills and software to help analyze suitable locations to build new U.S. Embassies. This study is a collaboration between KSU students a faculty sponsor, and individuals from the OBO. The study highlights the research and results regarding a handful of cities selected by the OBO for new U.S. Embassy locations. The purpose of the study was to use geospatial technologies to find precise locations that would be the best place for these new embassies.

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