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Paulo Raposo, Ph.D.

Cartography & GIS
Assistant Professor of Geography, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Research & CV

Full CV & Publications

Google Scholar | https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=WCF5qMAAAAAJ
Research Gate | researchgate.net/profile/Paulo_Raposo2
ORCID | orcid.org/0000-0002-0699-8145

I am a cartographer and GIS specialist. My research interests are mainly in map generalization and multiple representation, cartographic design, geometry, and GIS programming.

My current projects include work on 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.

Code & Other Work

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).