Informed by the Jesuit, Catholic mission of Saint Louis University, GeoSLU places the utmost importance on the ethical dimension of geospatial technologies.
Geospatial mapping technologies have tremendous potential for the common good. But without ethical reflection and wisdom, the same technologies can lead to great harm — some intended, some simply the result of narrowly or poorly conceived projects. Consequently, GeoSLU’s Geospatial Ethics Research and Practice Group has been assembled with the express mission of scrutinizing geospatial technologies and practices for their ethical quality, in a manner consistent with SLU’s commitment to justice and the common good.
Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., M.Ed.Professor, Behavioral Science and Health Education College for Public Health and Social Justice Director; Ph.D. in Public Health Studies program Faculty Co-Lead, Geospatial Institute at Saint Louis University (GeoSLU)
Michael Rozier, S.J., Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy College for Public Health and Social Justice EthicalGEO Fellow; American Geographical Society
Harold Braswell, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Health Care Ethics Director of Undergraduate Major and Minor Coordinator of Potential Undergraduate Major Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics College of Arts & Sciences Bicentennial Fellow
Marketing Chaifetz School of Business Emerson Ethics Fellow
Emerson Leadership Institute
Emanuel Myers Professor
Center for International and Comparative Law School of Law
Dean, College of Philosophy and Letters
GeoResolution 2020March 25, 2020 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Geo-Resolution geospatial conference will bring together government, academic and industry leaders growing the geospatial ecosystem in the greater St. Louis region. Geo-Resolution represents the latest efforts from SLU and the broader St. Louis community to build geospatial capacity and to strengthen old and new collaborations across the nation.
Michael Rozier, S.J., co-lead of the Geospatial Ethics Research and Practice Group, will moderate a panel entitled "Geospatial Ethics: Privacy, Persistent Surveillance and Connectivity."
More information about the conference can be found at slu.edu/georesolution.
GeoSLU Speaker Series: Robert Cardillo Presents, "The Machines Are Watching Us; Who's Watching the Machines?"
At this inaugural installment of the GeoSLU Speaker Series, Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and distinguished geospatial fellow at Saint Louis University, reflected on the ethical aspects of emerging geospatial technologies.
Following his comments, Cardillo continued the conversation with a panel discussion featuring:
- Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., Professor of Public Health at SLU, Associate Director of GeoSLU
- Todd Bacastow, Senior Director, Strategic Growth and Emerging Technologies, Maxar Technologies
- Tom Ingold, VP of Customer Success and Post Sales Engineering, Planet
- Chris Collins, S.J., Assistant to the President, Mission and Identity, Saint Louis University
The event can be viewed in its entirety below.