I am Research Physical Scientist and Director of the Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science, for more than 27 years with the USGS and 17 years as a professor in the academy. I conduct research in cartography, geospatial semantics and ontology, map projections, and high performance computing for geospatial data. I received BS, MA, and PhD degrees in geography and am a Fellow of the Cartography and Geographic information Society (CaGIS) and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science. I received the CaGIS Distinguished Career Award in 2012. I am Vice President of the ICA, and Chair of the Local Organizing Committee and Director of the 2017 International Cartographic Conference in Washington, D.C.
Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science
U.S. Geological Survey
1400 Independence Rd.
Rolla, MO 65401-2502
- Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management
- the History of Cartography
- Map Projections
- Open Source Geospatial Technologies
- Topographic Mapping