Workshops and invited presentations

Apr 2013  Exploring the spatial turn in the digital humanities: maps, deep mapping, and immersive geo-virtual reality, University Honors Speaker Program, Kansas University, Kansas.

Feb 2013  Deep mapping archaeology: Qualitative GIS, Citizen Science, and Immersive Sensual Worlds, invited talk in Theodore B. Guerard Lecture Series, College of Charleston, South Carolina.

Sep 2012 Adding space to Big Data: spatial data trends in Geographic Information Science and the Geospatial Semantic Web, invited keynote speaker at Big Data Symposium, Bowling Green State University.

Jun 2012 Spatial Narrative and Deep Maps: Explorations in the Spatial Humanities.  Two week NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, Indianapolis (with D. Bodenhamer and J. Corrigan).

Mar 2012 Deep Geography-Deep Maps, NEH Expert Workshop on Spatial narratives and Deep Maps, Denver.

Nov 2011  Virtual reality GIS, Qualitative GIS, and the future(s) of Geographic Information Science, Fulbright distinguished lecture series presentation to University of Szeged, Hungary.

Aug 2005 GIS and geovisualization for Homeland Security, presentation to WV Secretary Spears, Morgantown, West Virginia

Mar 2005 Geographic Information Science and Geo-visualization approaches to national scale cultural resource management, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Cultural Resources Coordinators National Workshop, Salt Lake City, Utah.

July 2003 GIS and Geographic Information Systems, Snowshoe Institute, West Virginia

Jan 2002 Toward a sensuous and reflexive GIS: moving beyond social-theoretic critique to place-based virtual GIS, University of Virginia.

Nov 2001 Viewing our world through maps, Geographic Information Systems, and Virtual Reality, Homecoming Lecture, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

Jun 2001 Evaluating the potential role of geo-visualization in supporting the electronic cultural atlas initiative, Sydney, Australia

March 2001 Integrating GIS and Virtual Reality, West Virginia EPSCoR Conference, Charleston, West Virginia

July 2000 Integrating Virtual Reality and Geographic Information Science to confront weapons of mass destruction, West Virginia National Guard

June 2000 GIS and the Humanities, GIS workshop for scholars in the humanities, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, British Library, London, UK

April 2000 Developing the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative in West Virginia: linking cultural heritage and GIS via the Internet, West Virginia Humanities Council, Morgantown, West Virginia

April 2000 Exploring cultural resources through GIS, presentation to Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative Workshop, University of California, Berkeley, California.

April 2000 GIS issues and activities in the greater Pittsburgh region: public outreach and the university (with G. Elmes), one day field trip sponsored by Association of American Geographers GIS Specialty Group, Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Pittsburgh.

Feb 2000 Establishing a regional enterprise GIS to advance the digital information economy: the experience from West Virginia, USA, keynote presentation at the International GIS Forum 2000, Gifu, Japan

Nov 1999 Innovative approaches to satellite imagery feature extraction, vector conversion, and object-oriented geo-processing, (with Desai, C., Qin, P., Sun, X., and Warner T) National Imagery and Mapping Agency, Washington, D.C.

Oct 1999 Developments in Geographic Information Science: toward the 21st century, Seminar given at Gifu Techno Plaza, Japan

Aug 1999 Building on DLG and Framework to support statewide GIS in West Virginia, (with J. Sewash and G. Elmes) USGS Eastern States National Mapping workshop, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Jan 1998 Toward Community Integrated GIS (with D. Weiner), keynote presentation at a workshop on ‘Systems Research through Participatory GIS’, University of Durham, United Kingdom

Sep 1997 Geographical method and technological risk assessment, NCGIA, SUNY Buffalo.

Aug 1997 GIS for county government, planning, and economic development, Association of WV County Commissioners, Martinsburg, WV

Jun 1997 The social and environmental implications of Geographic Information systems (with D. Weiner) University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, Assembly and summer retreat, Bar Harbor, Maine

May 1997 Advances toward alternative GIS production, Astor Visiting Lecture, Oxford University

Feb 1997 Geographies of the Information Age, NCGIA, Santa Barbara

Dec 1994 GIS and the Third Dimension, Department of Electrical Engineering, WVU

Nov 1993 Exploring GIS functionality in environmental applications, Army Corp of Engineers, Huntington, West Virginia.

Nov 1993 GIS in Higher Education, West Virginia Geographic Information Systems Conference, Charleston, West Virginia

Mar 1993 GIS concepts and their application to Industrial Archaeology, Institute of Industrial Archaeology, West Virginia University.

Feb 1993 Exploring social policy issues with GIS, MA program in Public Administration, West Virginia University.

Oct 1992 Industrial restructuring and coal: the changing geography of the U.S. coal energy system, 1972-1990 (with Dr. G. Elmes), Regional Research Institute seminar series, West Virginia University.

Jul 1992 GIS and cultural resource management for industrial archaeology, seminar presentation to Institute of Industrial Archaeology, West Virginia University.

Jun 1992 Integrating GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing for oil exploration and exploitation, Cabot Oil and Gas, Lakeview, West Virginia.

Jun 1992 GIS and telecommunications for economic development, one day conference on Information resources and telecommunication for economic development, sponsored by URISA and Mon Valley Tri-state Network Inc., Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.

Jun 1992 GIS for optimal siting and regional economic development, Huntington Chamber of Commerce.

Apr 1992 Analyzing geographical information: concepts, methods, and applications (with Dr. G. Elmes), Regional Research Institute seminar series, West Virginia University.

Jun 1991 Corridor delineation for high power transmission lines: Phase 1 – regional constraints and study area definition, poster presentation and competition entrant, ESRI User Conference, Palm Springs, California.

May 1991 GIS and TIGER: use, misuse and abuse, statewide conference on ‘The Census Bureau’s TIGER database: introduction and applications’, Center for Economic Research, West Virginia University

Mar 1990 Geographic Information System applications in archaeology, Council for West Virginia Archaeology, East Liverpool, Ohio.

Apr 1987 GIS and strategic regional structure planning, workshop presentation to East Sussex County Council Planning Department, Lewes.

Mar 1987 Geographical Information System applications in archaeology, one day workshop presentation at Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference, University of Leicester.

Feb 1987 Establishing high level functionality for incorporating satellite imagery within a demonstrator GIS. Discussant and rapporteur of a one day workshop organized by Hunting’s plc on behalf of British National Space Agency and Natural Environmental Research Council, Knightsbridge, London.

Nov 1986 Targeting and Expert Systems with reference to erosion in Environmentally Sensitive Areas, East Sussex County Planning Department, Lewes.

Jun 1986 Geographical Information Systems: an overview, seminar presentation to the Hunting plc. group of companies, London. Typescript report distributed for discussion.

Jun 1984 Current and future trends for computer applications in planning, Town Planning Department, Brighton.

Jun 1984 The contribution of geographical research to planning the environment, Radio Sussex, Brighton.

May 1984 The application of Geographic Information Systems to applied geographical research, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

May 1984 Land management information systems and rural development policy formulation in the United Kingdom, Radford University, Radford, Virginia, USA

Apr 1984 Geographic Information Systems and rural planning in the United Kingdom, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA