Drones and Society: A Presentation to the 2014 PA Digital Government Summit

On Friday, December 5, MU colleague Lee Stocks and I were honored to give an invited presentation to the 2014 Pennsylvania Digital Government Summit in Harrisburg.

Here are the slides from that presentation. Continue reading “Drones and Society: A Presentation to the 2014 PA Digital Government Summit”

OU Presentation on UAVs

This week, I was honored and privileged to give a couple of presentations to students and faculty in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. This is a presentation on using UAVs for mapping applications that I delivered to a remote sensing class on Tuesday.

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COPLAC 2014 URC Conference Posters

Three Mansfield University Geoscience undergraduate students presented their research at the COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference this past weekend at Keene State College in Keene, NH. I was the co-adviser of two of these projects, along with my colleague Lee Stocks. Continue reading “COPLAC 2014 URC Conference Posters”

Cave Densities in WV – Applied Geography Presentation

Here are the slides from the talk I co-presented with my Mansfield University colleague Lee Stocks at the 2014 Applied Geography Conference in Atlanta this past Thursday.

The presentation resulted in our paper being published in Papers in Applied Geography, volume 37. Continue reading “Cave Densities in WV – Applied Geography Presentation”

My AAG 2014 Talk: Quantum Geographies: Applying Einsteinian Space-Time, Metaphysics and Multiverse Theory to Four-Dimensional Interpretation of Places Memorializing Tragedy

This is my AAG talk, given this past Thursday afternoon. I’m only posting the slides because I did not write a full narrative for this talk. I think readers can generally follow from the slides below, though.

It was probably too ambitious for 15 minutes, and I don’t know if I’ll ever revisit this idea again, but it was still a fun talk to give.

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My alt.conf talk: The Age of Cartographic Impressionism

I actually did finish this around six hours ago, but… I can’t sleep.  So, I’m going to go ahead and post my first AAG talk here, a lightning session for the GeoWeb and Big Data alt.conf I helped to organize. Continue reading “My alt.conf talk: The Age of Cartographic Impressionism”

CFP – Future Directions in Geoweb Research: an alt.conference of Big Data, Theory and Geography’s Role

We’d like to call attention to the unique format we are able to facilitate. We’re encouraging submissions for short lightning talk panels that do not interfere with your ability to present more substantial papers at the AAG.

The lightning talks are organized by theme and will then be discussed by panelists including Rob Kitchin, Nadine Schuurman, Matt Wilson, Matt Zook, Jeremy Crampton, Monica Stephens, Mark Graham, David O’Sullivan, Agnieszka Leszczynski, Renee Sieber, and others.

The purpose of the alt.conference is to give an opportunity for younger scholars to receive immediate feedback and begin discussions with more senior researchers. Contributions will then be solicited for potential inclusion in an edited volume.

Consider submitting a short talk and encouraging others to do so as well.

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Paying Nobel Forward: Lesson Plans to Teach Oceans

This past spring of 2012, campus dean Dr. Martin Rudd requested that my colleague, Dr. Beth Johnson and I offer a course on ocean issues. The campus had received financial support from the Mielke Family Foundation for student attendance at the 48th Nobel Conference, that year focusing on ocean issues. In that four-student seminar, we required that students complete a capstone project, loosely defined. The students were moved by the severity of ocean-related concerns and decided to create lessons to help middle school-level students better engage with ocean issues. Continue reading “Paying Nobel Forward: Lesson Plans to Teach Oceans”

WLDAAG / ELDAAG Presentation on Fatness

In October 2012, I gave this presentation, entitled “Using Autoethnographic Methods to Understand the Impact of Fatness on Space and Place” at the 2012 Joint Meeting of the West Lakes and East Lakes Division of the AAG at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

This is part of my larger research project on my personal geography of fatness. Continue reading “WLDAAG / ELDAAG Presentation on Fatness”

Shawn’s WLDAAG / ELDAAG Poster


Shawn Kargus, who’s been working on adapting aquaponics as a low-cost way to solve food deserts, received a Student Scholars grant to support his presentation of this work at the 2012 West Lakes / East Lakes of the AAG Joint Meeting in DeKalb, Illinois. Continue reading “Shawn’s WLDAAG / ELDAAG Poster”

Introducing a 3D Google Earth Model of UWFox

Objectives

Geographic Information Science is taught in the UW Colleges as GEO 106, a course designed to introduce students to various forms of geographic information. Goals of the course includes exposure to many skills, such as map reading and interpretation, map analysis, cartographic methods, remotely sensing data, and an understanding of technical applications of geographic remote systems. Continue reading “Introducing a 3D Google Earth Model of UWFox”

Diversity in Planning Workshop – East Central Regional Planning Commission

I recently had the honor of delivering a keynote address at the Diversity in Planning Workshop held by the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. The workshop was held at on April 27, 2012 at the Bridgewood Conference Center in Neenah, Wisconsin. The talk was designed to set the stage for a pair of panel discussions that explored the challenges and resources brought by the nine county region. Continue reading “Diversity in Planning Workshop – East Central Regional Planning Commission”