Geovisualization: Finding Patterns and Relations in Information

October 4th, 3:30-5
Stanford Humanities Center

Alan M. MacEachren, Director, GeoVISTA Center
Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. MacEachren’s presentation will provide an overview of geovisualization as a method of knowledge construction. Examples of methods and tools applied to multiple analytical questions will be presented.

Alan M. MacEachren is the E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Professor of Geography at the Pennsylvania State University and Director of the GeoVISTA Center. His Research and Teaching Interests include: cartography, visualization, geographic information analysis, geographic information systems, environmental cognition, and the APOALA Project. His most recent work is on integration of geographic visualization with other knowledge construction methods, natural interfaces to GIS, GeoVirtual environments, and geocollaboration (design and use of technologies to enable groups to work productively with geospatial information). He is the author of How Maps Work, Representation, Visualization and Design, New York: Guilford Press, 1995, and co-editor of  Exploring Geovisualization, London: Elsevier Science, 2005.

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