Research grant awards

2015-2016 Operationalizing deep mapping: an international workshop of experts
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: West Virginia University Faculty Research Competition ($15,000)

2015-2016 State GIS Technical Center
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: The State of West Virginia ($236,965)

2015-2016 WV DOT Highway Plans Scanning
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: WV DOT ($219,083)

2014-2015 State GIS Technical Center
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: The State of West Virginia ($266,273)

2014-2015 WV Rural Health Care Analysis
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: WV Dept. Health and Human Services/HRSA ($34780)

2014-2015 Developing a Statewide Trail GIS
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: WV Dept. of Transportation and Division of Highways ($96000)

2014-2015 Carbonscapes for exploring the geography of Carbon Pools and fluxes in the Conterminous US
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service ($64,763.83)

2014-2015 WV DoT Trails Mobile Application
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: WV Dept. of Transportation and Division of Highways ($6668.24)

2014-2015 Inter-agency Cooperation Tool
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service ($50,000)

2014-2015 Developing a state-wide parcel web service
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey ($246,303)

2014 Developing a mobile application for trails recording and navigation
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Transportation ($30,000)

2013-2014 State GIS Technical Center
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: The State of West Virginia ($266,273)

2012-2013 Developing Statewide Leaf-off Imagery
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey ($6000)

2012-2013 Creating an interagency cooperative tool
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Natural Resources ($29,992)

2012-2013 Unconventional Resources Analysis using GIS in support for Shale Assessment and Evaluation of Methane Sources in shallow geologic units in the Marcellus Shale Region
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Department of Energy via Dr Tim Carr ($190,000)

2012-2013 Source Water Area Protection Interactive Mapping Application
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: WV Department of Health and Human Resources ($17,276)

2012-2013 West Virginia Geographic Information Systems Technical Center
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: State of West Virginia ($287,863)

2012-2013 Mine map data extraction project
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: WV Geological and Economic Survey ($35,640)

2012-2013 Mapping the statewide trail GIS project
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: WVDoT ($96,000)

2011-2012 Internet Mapping Application
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: Department of Health/Human Resources, WV ($17,277)

2011-2012 GNIS Cultural Features Update for West Virginia
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: USGS ($25,000)

2011-2012 Mine Map data extraction
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: WV State Tax Department ($54,000)

2011-2012 NHD revisions for the southern coalfields of WV
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor USGS ($25,000)

2011-2012 West Virginia Geographic Information Systems Technical Center
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: State of West Virginia ($287,863)

2010-2011 Internet Mapping Application
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia ($25,763)

2010-2011 Mass evacuation modeling and simulation project
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety ($128,660)

2010-2011 West Virginia Geographic Information Systems Technical Center
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: State of West Virginia ($287,863)

2009-2011 Natural resource assessment of water resources
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Council ($63,000 of $250,000)

2009-2010 West Virginia Geographic Information Systems Technical Center
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: State of West Virginia ($287,000)

2009-2013 Cyber-infrastructure for transformational scientific discovery, collaborative between West Virginia and Arkansas; my contribution GIS and immersive Geovisualization.
Co-investigator.
Sponsor: NSF EPSCoR ($200,000 of $6m)

2008-2009 West Virginia Geographic Information Systems Technical Center
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: State of West Virginia ($295,000)

2008-2009 Supporting the next generation USGS Topographic map series
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: USGS ($30,000)

2007-2008 Support for WV State GIS Technical Center
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: State of West Virginia ($295,000)

2006-2008 WVU-FEMA digital flood insurance rate map preparation
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: FEMA ($150,000)

2006-2007 WV SAMB Elevation and Hydrography value added products
Co-investigator
Sponsor: West Virginia Statewide addressing and mapping Board ($206,100)

2006-2007 GIS and VR for real-time spatially embedded mission critical environments
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: Research Challenge Grant, WV Higher Education Policy Committee ($212,233)

2006-2007 Support for WV State GIS Technical Center
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: State of West Virginia ($295,000)

2006 Mapping historical roadside markers of Tyler County, WV: an Internet-based multimedia GIS
Principal investigator
Sponsor: West Virginia Humanities Council ($1500)

2005-2007 Virtual Center for Humanities GIS
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, West Virginia University ($170,000)

2005-2006 Conservation planning and soil hydrologic and watershed simulation and visualization
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit ($302,517)

2005-2006 GIS and VR for real-time spatially embedded mission critical environments
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: Research Challenge Grant, WV Higher Education Policy Committee ($300,064)

2005-2006 National Geospatial Development Center
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: USDA-NRCS ($106,479)

2005-2006 WVU-FEMA Digital flood insurance rate map preparation FY 2005 Cooperating Technical Partners Funding
Co-investigator
Sponsor: Federal Emergency Management Agency ($120,000)

2005-2006 Support for WV State GIS Technical Center
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: State of West Virginia ($295,000)

2004-2005 National Guard Bureau Counter Drug Expert System and GIS
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: National Guard Bureau Counterdrug consortium ($77,583)

2004-2005 State Historic Preservation Office Web Mapping Services
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: WV Division of Culture and History ($35,200)

2004-2005 Location-based systems with embedded GIS and Virtual Reality
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: Research Challenge Grant, WV Higher Education Policy Committee ($400,000)

2004-2005 Support for WV State GIS Technical Center
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: State of West Virginia ($300,000)

2003-2005 State homeland security mapping
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: WV Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety ($159,888)

2003-2005 Develop National Geospatial Development Center: a collaborative venture between NRCS and WVU
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: USDA-NRCS ($4.343m – WVU portion $2,080,000)

2003-2004 Scan, georeference, and mosaic historic aerial photography for the New River Gorge National River
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: National Park Service ($9,989)

2003-2004 Support for WV State GIS Technical Center
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: State of West Virginia ($325,000)

2003-2004 Linking GIS and Virtual Reality to deliver real-time, virtual information spatially embedded in mission critical environments
Co-principal investigator
Sponsor: Research Challenge Grant, WV Higher Education Policy Committee ($315,000)

2003-2004 Developing an expert system decision support system and digital portal for NGB counterdrug support
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: National Guard Bureau Counterdrug consortium ($92,285)

2002-2003 Using GIS and Virtual Reality to deliver real-time, virtual information spatially embedded in mission critical environments
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Research Challenge Grant, WV Higher Education Policy Committee ($460,394)

2002-2003 West Virginia Geographic Information System Technical Support Center
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: State of West Virginia ($100,000)

2002-2003 Mineral and mapping Information System: Digital Data Conversion
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: State of West Virginia ($315,250)

2002 A prototype Regional Economic Development GIS for Monongalia County, West Virginia, West Virginia University ($15,000)

2002 Innovative Partnership for digital map conversion
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: USGS ($20,680)

2002 Implementing a web-based campus map for West Virginia University
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: West Virginia University, $15,000

2001-2002 Integrating Light Distance and Ranging (LIDAR) technology with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Virtual Reality
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: The State of West Virginia Research Challenge Grant Competition, $150,000

2001-2002 Application of GIS software to occupational lung disease health and hazard surveillance data
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, $24,900

2001-2002 A framework and implementation strategy for integrating GIS within WV Department of Transportation
Principal investigator
Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Transportation $18031

2001-2002 Integrating Internet Mapping Systems and oil and gas databases
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium, $34,500

2001-2002 Conversion of 1:24,000 analog planimetric and hypsographic map coverages into digital DLG data
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: The State of West Virginia and United States Geological Survey ($325,000)

2000-2006 Integrating GIS and Immersive Technologies
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: National Science Foundation EPSCoR ($499,927)

2001 Integration of National Guard Distance Learning network and homeland security training pre-proposal
Co-Investigator
Sponsor: National Guard Bureau, $19,767

2001 Counterdrug regional assessment sensor system (CD-GRASS) Program
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: National Guard Bureau $50,000

2000-2001 Support of the State GIS Technical Support Center
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: The State of West Virginia ($95,000)

2000-2001 Conversion of 1:24,000 analog planimetric and hypsographic map coverages into digital DLG data
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: The State of West Virginia and United States Geological Survey ($325,000)

2000-2001 GIS database maintenance for the proposed 765kV transmission line reinforcement project
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: American Electric Power ($127,055)

2000-2001 Automated feature extraction from commercial satellite multi-spectral and panchromatic imagery
Co-Principal Investigator (with T. Warner)
Sponsor: National Imagery and Mapping Agency ($138,865)

1999-2001 Develop a digital campus map for West Virginia University
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: West Virginia University ($45,000)

1995-2000 Conversion of 1:24,000 analog planimetric and hypsographic map coverages into digital DLG data
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: The State of West Virginia and United States Geological Survey ($2,500,000)

1995-2000 Establishment of the Statewide GIS Technical Support Center
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: The State of West Virginia ($450,000)

1995-2000 Innovative Partnership for digital map conversion
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: USGS ($453,050)

1999-2000 Automated feature extraction from commercial satellite multi-spectral and panchromatic imagery
Co-Principal Investigator (with C. Desai and T. Warner)
Sponsor: National Imagery and Mapping Agency ($143,000)

1999 Development of spatial data compression and real-time display of large spatial datasets
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: American Electric Power ($9,668)

1999 Development of satellite imagery and GIS database for optimal siting
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: American Electric Power ($76,000)

1999 Developing the electronic cultural atlas initiative in West Virginia
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: West Virginia Humanities Council ($850)

1998-1999 Optimal routing and environmental impact assessment of proposed AEP 765kV Wyoming-Jacksons Ferry transmission line
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: American Electric Power ($212,000)

1998-1999 Automated feature extraction from commercial satellite multi-spectral and panchromatic imagery
Co-Principal Investigator (with C. Desai and T. Warner)
Sponsor: National Imagery and Mapping Agency ($137, 783)

1997-1999 Integrating regional political ecology and GIS for rural reconstruction in the South African Lowveld
Co-Principal Investigator (with D. Weiner)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Division of Anthropological and Geographic Sciences ($150,000)

1998 Implementing the Foundation of an operational Framework for West Virginia
Co-Principal Investigator (with G. Elmes, C. Desai, J. Sewash)
Sponsor: Competitive Cooperative Award, USGS ($100,000 and $100,000 cost sharing).

1998 Developing a dynamic multimedia-based educational outreach software for presentation of NSDI concepts
Co-Principal Investigator (with G. Elmes, C. Desai, J. Sewash)
Sponsor: Competitive Cooperative Award, Federal Geographic Data Committee, USGS ($40,000)

1997-1998 National and regional-level area integrator concepts using multi-scale, feature-based digital transportation data in West Virginia
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: NSDI Competitive Cooperative Agreements Program ($65,000)

1997-1998 WVU-USGS Innovative Partnership
Co-principal Investigator
Sponsor: USGS ($470,650)

1996-1997 Establishing an NSDI Clearinghouse Node for West Virginia and advancing metadata standards through educational seminars
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: National Spatial Data Infrastructure Competitive Cooperative Agreements Program ($36,500)

1997 To undertake optimal routing and environmental impact assessment of AEP 765kV transmission line
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: American Electric Power ($202,732)

1996-1997 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Virtual Data System Development
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: NOAA and MARADA Corporation ($100,000)

1995-1997 Development of an Abandoned Mined Lands Spatial Information System (AMLSIS)
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: WV Division of Environmental Protection ($145,000)

1996 GIS database development and environmental impact assessment for 765kV high power transmission line siting
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: AEP ($91,905)

1996 GIS and Society: the Kanawha (Chemical) Valley study
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: NSF – National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis ($16,000)

1995-1996 Integrating theoretical ecology and GIS in the River Continuum Concept
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Water Research Institute, Virginia Endowment for the Environment, Natural Heritage Foundation ($89,398)

1995-1996 Integration of GIS and WWW for query, retrieval, and extraction of spatial data.
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: NASA EPSCoR ($15,000)

1994-1995 To maintain and augment GIS database and produce route selection maps and documentation for state filing process: 765kV transmission line project
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Appalachian Power Company ($67,664)

1994-1996 Integrating regional political ecology with GIS and remote sensing for land and agrarian reform in post-apartheid South Africa
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Regional Research Institute, WVU, competitive research award ($19,000)

1994-1996 Combining Highway construction with ecosystem restoration: the Blackwater River watershed, West Virginia
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency ($500,000)

1994-1995 Wheeling Creek Water Quality Assessment: monitoring protocol for Ohio River watershed studies
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsors: Virginia Environmental Endowment
West Virginia Water Research Institute ($75,395)

1993-1994 Update GIS database and produce environmental impact matrix for 765kV transmission line project
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Appalachian Power Company ($105,154)

1992-1993 To verify, update and augment the GIS digital database for the proposed APCo Oceana to Cloverdale 765kV transmission line August 19 1992 to March 31 1993: Phase II of the APCo research grant
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Appalachian Power Company and American Electric Power ($114,675)

1991-1993 To modernize the facilities and building infrastructure of the Laboratory for Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis in the Department of Geology and Geography, WVU.
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: National Science Foundation ($180,000), WVU ($212,000)

1992 4D analytical lab for remote sensing, GIS and Geophysical data.
Co-investigator
Sponsor: National Research Center for Coal and Energy ($139,000)

1990-1992 The delineation of alternative corridors, preferred right-of-way, and generation of an environmental impact assessment for a proposed 765 kV bulk transmission line between Oceana, West Virginia, and Cloverdale, Virginia.
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Appalachian Power Company and American Electric Power ($518,370)

1990-1992 To establish a prototype operational GIS database for economic development planning in Putnam County, West Virginia.
Co-Principal investigator
Sponsor: West Virginia University Extension Service Economic Development Fund ($28,500)

1991-1992 Hydrogeologic evaluation of the proposed APCo Wyoming to Cloverdale 765 kV electric power transmission line.
Co-investigator
Sponsor: Appalachian Power Company ($136,632)

1991-1992 To determine minor and major hydrologic watershed basins from USGS 1:250,000 and 1:24,000 DEM within a raster GIS; integrate EPA REACH (RF3) into the GIS database for verification and product enhancement; and develop networked surface water drainage features for pollution monitoring and control for the state of West Virginia.
Principal investigator
Sponsor: WV Environmental Protection Agency ($10,000)

1985-1987 GIS design and implementation of a temporal ecological survey of West Sussex 1971 1981, for West Sussex County Council
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: West Sussex County Council ($15,000)

1984-1987 Graduate course on Computer Graphics and Digital Mapping
Co-investigator
Sponsor: Manpower Services Commission ($60,000)

1985-1987 Graduate course on Computer Skills and Information Processing
Co-investigator
Sponsor: European Community ($100,000)

1987 Environmental and amenity management plans for Adur District South Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: West Sussex County Council ($10,000)

1985 Data analysis and digital mapping of an ecological study for Milton Keynes Development Corporation.
Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Cobham Associates ($2,000)