Zachary Romano

Zachary Romano is a recent graduate from Brandeis University and an aspiring researcher in urban economics and real estate with a focus on the use of quantitative methods and spatial analysis. He is a recent graduate from Brandeis University where he obtained a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Anthropology. At present, he has committed to a one-year term of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Community Prosperity Initiative in Syracuse. Zach Romano devotes his time to cycling, volunteering with civic organizations, and spending time on the water throughout Central New York. Some of Zach's work: Housing and Transportation Demand Analysis: Boston Metropolitan Area Assessing Transportation Capacity and Property Values In and Around the Boston Metropolitan Area

Preparing for Urban Pandemics Using GIS and Resilient IT Systems

Zachary Romano

Geospatial modeling has found that if 30% of the population voluntarily isolated themselves for 8-10 weeks, the total people infected would drop by almost half.

Walgreen's Flu Index Map

WalMap: The App By Walgreens That Maps Out Community Trends in Real Time

Zachary Romano

Walgreens uses GIS to power its Flu Index Map, visually tracking flu spread for better healthcare decisions and increased public awareness.

Since January 1, 2000, more than 4.3 million scenes have been captured by Landsat satellites and made available to the public. Graph by Joshua Stevens, using data collected from the U.S. Geological Survey acquisitions archive.

Cloud Computing Used to Analyze Landsat Imagery and Detect Deforestation

Zachary Romano

Landsat, NASA’s longest running initiative for the acquisition of Earth imagery, has generated nearly 50 trillion pixels of data by capturing one image per season, of every place on Earth, for the past 43 years, providing a treasure trove of data for researchers.

Square tile-grid map. Map by Danny DeBelius and Alyson Hurt.

Data Visualization Strategies Using Tile Grid Maps

Zachary Romano

A new mapping method has emerged with high-profile news outlets like The New York Times and Bloomberg Business which are using tile grid maps, which represent each state with a congruent square

By mapping out the seismic waves generated by human activity, researchers are able to create a map of underground conditions. Image: Nakata et al, 2015.

Stanford Geophysicists Map What Lies Beneath Southern California Using High-Resolution Sensors

Zachary Romano

Stanford University researchers mapped subterranean risks in Southern California by measuring human-induced body waves on city streets and sidewalks.

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