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ORCID | orcid.org/0000-0002-0699-8145
Scopus | Author ID: 35278469500
I am a cartographer and GIS specialist. My research interests are mainly in multiple representations of geographic objects, GIS programming, cartographic design, geometry, and generalization.
My current projects include work on the use of discrete global grid systems (DGGS), digital elevation model (DEM) generalization and terrain analysis, flow map generation, and augmented reality cartography. If you are a potential graduate student interested in working on any of these or related topics, please feel free to contact me.
My work has focussed on generalization algorithm development and map design, and I usually consider these two as tied together tightly, such that outputs are well-suited to symbolization. My projects usually result in open-source code, frequently in either Python or Java, meant for both academics and production cartography.
I teach courses at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in cartography, geographic information systems and science, and GIS software development.
CartAGen's implementation of my hexagonal quantization algorithm for line simplification. By Guillaume Touya at IGN France.
My talk at NACIS 2017, covering work on automated flow map drawing and 3D holographic map visualization.
Scale-specific automated map line simplification by vertex clustering on a hexagonal tessellation. Poster, presented at 2011 Department of Geography Annual Reception, Penn State University.
Tip on making wall maps from Esri's World Topographic Map, in ArcWatch e-magazine, coauthored with Aileen Buckley.
An Analysis of Canada's Vulnerability to Emerging Infectious Disease Threats via the Global Airline Transportation Network, a 2009 report to the Public Health Agency of Canada, including cartography of my design. Written by Bio.Diaspora (now Bluedot.global).
Sonic City, article by Richard Florida and Scott Jackson in the Journal of Planning Education and Research, 2009, featuring two of my maps (publisher access permission required).