ANDRÉ    SKUPIN

Address:

Dr. André Skupin
Storm Hall 312
Department of Geography
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-4493


Phone: (619) 594-6946
Fax: (619) 594-4938
Email: skupin@mail.sdsu.edu

Professional Experience:

August 2012 - current
Department of Geography - San Diego State University
Full Professor.

August 2007 - August 2012
Department of Geography - San Diego State University

Associate Professor.

August 2005 - August 2007
Department of Geography - San Diego State University
Assistant Professor.

August 2004 - August 2005
Department of Geography - University of New Orleans
Associate Professor.

August 1998 - August 2004
Department of Geography - University of New Orleans
Assistant Professor.

August 1997 - May 1998
Department of Geography - University of New Orleans
Instructor.

January 1997 - May 1997
National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis - SUNY Buffalo
Graduate Research Assistant.

August 1996 - December 1996
Department of Geography - SUNY Buffalo
Graduate Teaching Instructor.

August 1995 - June 1996
National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis - SUNY Buffalo
Graduate Research Assistant.

November 1994 - July 1995
Geographic Information Management Systems (GIMS) Midrand, South Africa
GIS Consultant.

June 1994 - August 1994
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Redlands
GIS Intern with Software Development & Marketing Departments.

January 1994 - May 1994
Department of Geography - SUNY Buffalo
Graduate Teaching Assistant.

June 1993 - August 1993
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Redlands
GIS Intern with Software Development Department.

April 1992 - July 1992
Technical University Dresden, Germany
Research Assistant. Co-Director, ATKIS research group. Director, SICAD-GIS laboratory.

August 1991 - November 1991
University of Osnabrück, Germany

Employed by GTZ (German International Development Agency) for aerotriangulation. land use mapping, and GIS software testing tasks.


Education:

August 1992 - August 1998
State University of New York at Buffalo
Ph.D. in Geography (GIS & Computer Cartography)

September 1987 - March 1992
Technical University Dresden, Germany
Degree: Diplom-Ingenieur degree in Cartography


Languages: English and German fluency.

Research interests:

Publications (see PDF version for breakdown into categories):

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Skupin, A. (2013) A visual exploration of mobile phone users, land cover, time, and space. Pervasive and Mobile Computing. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmcj.2013.07.007)

Burns, R. and Skupin, A. (2013) Towards Qualitative Geovisual Analytics: A Case Study Involving Places, People, and Mediated Experience. Cartographica.

Ahearn, S.C., Icke, I., Datta, R., DeMers, M.N., Plewe, B., and Skupin, A. (2013) Re-Engineering the GIS&T Body of Knowledge. International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

DeMers, M., Klimaszewski-Patterson, A., Richman, R., Ahearn, S., Plewe, B., Skupin, A. (2013) Toward an Immersive 3D Virtual BoK Exploratorium: A Proof of Concept. Transactions in GIS. 17(3): 335-352. [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tgis.12038/full]

Wang, N., Biggs, T., and Skupin, A. (2013) Visualizing Gridded Time Series Data with Self-Organizing Maps: An Application to Multi-Year Snow Dynamics in the Northern Hemisphere. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 39(5): 107-120. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2012.10.005]

Skupin, A., Biberstine, J., and Börner, K. (2013) Visualizing the Topical Structure of the Medical Sciences: A Self-Organizing Map Approach. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58779. (Read)

Skupin, A. and Esperbé, A (2011) An Alternative Map of the United States Based on an n-Dimensional Model of Geographic Space. Journal of Visual Languages and Computing. doi:10.1016/j.jvlc.2011.03.004 (Read corrected proof)

Boyack, K.W., Newman, D., Duhon, R.D., Klavans, R., Patek, M., Biberstine, J.R., Schijvenaars, B., Skupin, A., Ma, N. and Börner, K. (2011) Clustering More Than Two Million Biomedical Publications: Comparing the Accuracies of Nine Text-Based Similarity Approaches. PLoS ONE. 6(3): e18029. (Read)

Schmidt, C.R., Rey, S.L., and Skupin, A. (2011) Effects of Irregular Topology in Spherical Self-organizing Maps. International Regional Science Review. 34(2): 215-229.

Skupin, A. (2011) Mapping Text. Glimpse | the art + science of seeing. 3 (7, Winter): 69-77. (Read published article)

Kolovos, A., Skupin, A. Christakos, G., and Jerrett, M. (2010) Multi-Perspective Analysis and Spatiotemporal Mapping of Air Pollution Monitoring Data. Environmental Science & Technology. (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es1013328)

Skupin, A. (2010) Tri-Space: Conceptualization, Transformation, Visualization. Sixth International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 20010), Zürich, Switzerland, September 2010. (Read extended abstract)

Skupin, A. (2009) Discrete and Continuous Conceptualizations of Science: Implications for Knowledge Domain Visualization. Journal of Informetrics. 3(3): 233-245. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joi.2009.03.002, Read in press version)

Burns, R. and Skupin A. (2009) Visualization of Attribute Spaces Involving Places, People and Utterances. Proceedings of 24th International Cartographic Conference, Santiago, Chile November 15-21, 2009. (CD-ROM)

Skupin, A. and Skupin, M. (2009) On Written Language in Works of Art and Cartography. In: Cartwright, W., Gartner, G., and Lehn, A. (Eds.) Cartography and Art. Berlin: Springer. 207-222. (Read pre-publication version)

Skupin, A. and Fabrikant, S. (2008) Spatialization. in: Wilson, J., and Fotheringham, S. (Eds.) The Handbook of Geographical Information Science. Blackwell Publishing. 61-79. (Read pre-publication version)

Skupin, A. and Esperbé, A. (2008) Towards High-Resolution Self-Organizing Maps of Geographic Features. In: Dodge, M., Turner, M., and Derby, M. (Eds.) Geographic Visualization: Concepts, Tools and Applications. Wiley. 159-181. (link to Wiley site) (Read pre-publication version)

Agarwal, P., and Skupin, A. (Eds.) (2008) Self-Organising Maps: Applications in Geographic Information Science, Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (link to Wiley site)

Skupin, A., and Agarwal, P. (2008) Introduction: What is a Self-Organizing Map? In: Agarwal, P., and Skupin, A. (Eds.) Self-Organising Maps: Applications in Geographic Information Science, Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 1-20. (link to full chapter text on Wiley site)

Skupin, A. (2008) Visualizing Human Movement in Attribute Space. In: Agarwal, P., and Skupin, A. (Eds.) Self-Organising Maps: Applications in Geographic Information Science, Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 121-135. (Read pre-publication version)

Skupin, A. (2007) Spatialization. in: Kemp, K. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science. Sage Publications. 418-422. (Read pre-publication version)

Lacayo, M. and Skupin, A. (2007) A GIS-based Visualization Module for Self-Organizing Maps. Proceedings of 23rd International Cartographic Conference, Moscow, Russia, August  4-10, 2007. (CD-ROM)

Skupin, A. and Börner, K. (Eds.) (2007) Mapping Humanity's Knowledge and Expertise in the Digital Domain. Special Theme Issue of Environment and Planning B. 34 (5, September). (Read the Preface)

Leitner, M. and Skupin, A. (Eds.) (2007) Cartography 2007: Reflection, Status, and Prediction (U.S. National Report to the International Cartographic Association). Special Theme Issue of Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 34 (2, April).

Ebinger, S. and Skupin, A. (2007) Comparing Different Forms of Interactivity in the Visualization of Spatio-Temporal Data. In: Fuhrmann, S. (Ed.) Special Issue of Kartographische Nachrichten. 57 (2, April): 63-70. (Read pre-publication version)

Skupin, A. (2007) Where do you want to go today [in attribute space]? in: Miller, H. (Ed.) Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access. Springer. 133-149. (Read pre-publication version)

Skupin, A., and de Jongh, C. (2005) Visualizing the ICA – A Content-based Approach. Proceedings of 22nd International Cartographic Conference, A Coruña, Spain, July 9-16, 2005. (CD-ROM) (PDF - 400 kB)

Skupin, A., and Hagelman, R. (2005) Visualizing Demographic Trajectories with Self-Organizing Maps. GeoInformatica. 9(2): 159-179. (PDF - 776 kB)

Fabrikant, S., and Skupin, A. (2005) Cognitively Plausible Information Visualization. in: Dykes, J., MacEachren, A., Kraak, M.J. (Eds.), Exploring Geovisualization. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 667-690. (PDF - 613 kB)

Skupin, A. (2004) A Picture from a Thousand Words. Computing in Science and Engineering. 6 (5): 84-88. (PDF - 1.3 MB)

Skupin, A. (2004) The World of Geography: Visualizing a Knowledge Domain with Cartographic Means. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 101 (Suppl. 1) 5274-5278 (http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/full/101/suppl_1/5274)

Skupin, A., and Hagelman, R. (2003) Attribute Space Visualization of Demographic Change. Proceedings of the Eleventh ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 7-8. New York: ACM Press. 56-62. (Low Res PDF - 190 kB; Hi Res PDF - 5.4 MB)

Skupin, A. (2003) A Novel Map Projection Using an Artificial Neural Network. Proceedings of 21st International Cartographic Conference, Durban, South Africa, August 10-16: 1165-1172. (CD-ROM) (Low Res PDF - 212 kB; Hi Res PDF - 11.6 MB)

Skupin, A., and Fabrikant, S. (2003) Spatialization Methods: A Cartographic Research Agenda for Non-Geographic Information Visualization. Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 30 (2) 99-119. (pre-publication proof PDF - 1.7MB)

Skupin, A. (2002) On Geometry and Transformation in Map-like Information Visualization. In: Börner, K., and Chen, C. (Eds.) Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2539). Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 161-170. (PDF - 1MB)

Skupin, A. (2002) A Cartographic Approach to Visualizing Conference Abstracts. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 22 (1): 50 - 58. (PDF - 1.25 MB)

Mark, D., Skupin, A., and Smith, B. (2001) Features, Objects, and other Things: Ontological Distinctions in the Geographic Domain. In: Montello, D. (Ed.) Spatial Information Theory: Foundations of Geographic Information Science (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2205). Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 488-502. (PDF - 123 kB)

Skupin, A. (2001) Cartographic Considerations for Map-like Interfaces to Digital Libraries. First ACM+IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL '01). Workshop on Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries. June 28, Roanoke, Virginia.

Skupin, A. (2000) From Metaphor to Method: Cartographic Perspectives on Information Visualization. In: Roth, S.F., and Keim, D.A. (Eds.) Proceedings IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (InfoVis 2000), 9-10 October, Salt Lake City, Utah. 91-97. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society. (PDF - 160 kB)

Skupin, A., and Buttenfield, B.P. (1997) Spatial Metaphors for Visualizing Information Spaces. Proceedings AUTO-CARTO 13. Bethesda: ACSM/ASPRS. 116-125. (Low Res PDF - 776 kB; Hi Res PDF - 1.7 MB)

Skupin, A., and Buttenfield, B.P. (1996) Spatial Metaphors for Visualizing Very Large Data Archives. Proceedings GIS/LIS’96. Bethesda: American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 607-617. (Low Res PDF - 780 kB; Hi Res PDF - 2.34 MB)

Skupin, A. (1996) Use of Huffman Trees to Encode Verbal Street Directions. Salzburger Geographische Materialien. vol. 24: 1-10. (HTML w/o figures)

Wieshofer, M., and Skupin, A. (1995) Cartographic Expertise at the Hypermedia Frontier: Mapping of Hypermedia Structures and Use of Cartographic Animation as Two Examples. In: Mayer, F. (Ed.) Wiener Schriften zur Geographie und Kartographie, Vol. 8: 96-105.

Book Reviews:

Skupin, A. (in press) Review of The Visualization of Spatial Social Structure by Danny Dorling. Journal of Regional Science.

Skupin, A. (2003) Review of Information Visualization journal. D-Lib Magazine 9(9). http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september03/09journalreview.html

Skupin, A. (2002) Review of Introduction to Geographic Information Systems by Kang-tsung Chang. Transactions in GIS 6(3).

Creative Works Featured

Presentations:

Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge – Foundational Research. UCGIS 2013 Symposium, May 21-23, Fairfax, VA. (with Sean Ahearn, Brandon Plewe, Michael DeMers)

The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Crime: Using the Tri-Space Concept and Dimensionality Reduction. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 9-13, 2013, Los Angeles, CA. (with Michael Leitner)

Making a Mark: A Computational and Visual Analysis of One Researcher’s Intellectual Domain. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 9-13, 2013, Los Angeles, CA.

Towards a Knowledge Reference System for the GIS&T Domain. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 9-13, 2013, Los Angeles, CA.

BoKVis: Interactive Visualization of the Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge 1. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 9-13, 2013, Los Angeles, CA. (with Marilyn Stowell and Fangming Du)

Visualizing the Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge. GeoViz 2013, March 6-8, 2013, Hamburg, Germany. (with Marilyn Stowell, Fangming Du, and Grant Fraley)

Visualizing the Topical Structure of the Medical Sciences: A Self-Organizing Map Approach. Southern California Workshop on Medical Text Analysis and Visualization, Workshop at Biomedical Informatics Division, University of California – San Diego. Feb 17, 2013. (invited workshop speaker)

Nothing Sacred Anymore: Irreverent Geographic Exploits in Knowledge Visualization. Keynote Lecture for Geography Awareness Week, Department of Geography, University at Buffalo, November 16, 2012.

Beyond Networks: Geographically Informed Conceptualizations of Science. Battelle Center for Science & Technology Policy, Columbus, OH, September 20, 2012.

A Semantic Map of the last.fm Music Folksonomy. Seventh International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2012), September 19-21, 2012, Columbus, OH. (with Joseph Biberstine, Katy Börner, Russell J. Duhon, and Elisha Hardy)

A Semantic Map of the last.fm Music Folksonomy (poster). Current Challenges in Computing 2012: Network Science, August 27-29, 2012, Napa, CA. (with Joseph Biberstine, Katy Börner, Russell J. Duhon, and Elisha Hardy)

Nokia MDC Atlas: An Exploration of Mobile Phone Users, Land Cover, Time, and Space. Nokia Mobile Data Challenge 2012 Workshop, Newcastle, UK, June 18-19. (with Harvey J. Miller)

A Pictorial Transect of the United States [in Attribute Space]. Workshop on Cartography and Narratives, June 11-13, 2012, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

How to Map Practically Anything: Towards a Cartography of High-Dimensional Space. School of Geoinformation, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Villach, Austria, May 29, 2012.

How to Map Practically Anything: Towards a Cartography of High-Dimensional Space. Department of Geography, University of California – Santa Barbara, April 26, 2012.

Visualizing the Medical Sciences: A Self-Organizing Map Approach. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, February 24-28, 2012, New York, NY. (with Joseph Biberstine and Katy Börner)

Visualizing the Medical Sciences: A Self-Organizing Map Approach. Biomedical Informatics Division, University of California – San Diego. Feb 17, 2012.

How to Map Practically Anything: Towards a Cartography of High-Dimensional Space. Department of Forestry and Wood Science, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, January 19, 2012.

How to Map Practically Anything: Towards a Cartography of High-Dimensional Space. South African Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa, January 11, 2012.

Effects of MODIS Data Noise on Phenology-based Self-organizing Maps in Water-limited Ecosystems. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2011, December 5-9, San Francisco, CA. (presented by Geoffrey Fouad; with Allen Hope)

How to Map Practically Anything: Towards a Cartography of High-Dimensional Space. Department of Geography, University of Utah, November 18, 2011.

Standards for Science Metrics, Classification, and Mapping. Workshop funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation and the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, August 11-12, 2011 (invitation-only workshop)

Exploratory Analysis of Snow Dynamics for the Northern Hemisphere. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 12-16, 2011, Seattle, WA. (with Ninghua Wang and Trent Biggs)

Keynote lecture at Workshop Mining the Digital Traces of Science – Toward Interactive Visualization of Science Dynamics. Center for Research in Applied Epistemology, Paris IdF Complex Systems Institute, Paris, France, March 22-25, 2011. (Invited)

Visualizing Déjà Vu: A Computational Exploration of Geographic Attribute Space. Humanities Institute of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, November 16, 2010. (Invited)

Visualizing Déjà Vu: A Computational Exploration of Geographic Attribute Space. Cultural Dimensions of Innovation. International Conference. University College Dublin, Ireland, November 15-16, 2010. (Invited)

Tri-Space: Conceptualization, Transformation, Visualization. International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2010), September 14-17, 2010, Zürich, Switzerland.

An Alternative Map of the United States Based on an n-Dimensional Model of Geographic Features. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 14-18, 2010, Washington, DC. (with Aude Esperbé)

Tri-Space: Conceptualize, Compute, Visualize. Waldo Tobler Distinguished Lecture in Geographic Information Science. AAG Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 16, 2010. (Keynote lecture)

Mapping of Science and Semantic Web. Workshop funded by National Science Foundation. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, March 4-5, 2010 (invitation-only workshop)

Geographically Informed Conceptualizations of Science: Implications for Knowledge Domain Visualization. Modelling Science – Understanding, Forecasting, and Communicating the Science System, Workshop funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 6-9, 2009 (invited workshop speaker)

Current Research in Visualization of High-Dimensional Data. International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 5, 2009. (Invited)

Collaborative Visualization for Collective, Connective, and Distributed Intelligence. Media X Summer Institute Workshop, Stanford University, Stanford, California, August 12-14, 2009. (invited guest speaker)

Mapping the History and Philosophy of Science, Workshop funded by National Science Foundation and James S. McDonnell Foundation, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, June 17-18, 2009. (invited workshop participant)

A Tri-Space Approach to Systematic Visual Data Exploration. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March 22-27, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada.

A High-Resolution Representation of n-Dimensional Geographic Space. GeoViz 2009, March 3-5, 2009, Hamburg, Germany. (with Aude Esperbé)

NCGIA @ 20. International Symposium on Geographic Information Science. National Center for Geographic Informaton and Analysis, Santa Barbara, December 11-12, 2008 (Invited)

Geographic Approaches to the Visualization of High-Dimensional Space. Department of Computer Science, San Diego State University, October 14, 2008. (Invited)

Partners in ConText: On Written Language in Works of Art and Cartography. Symposium “Cartography and Art – Art and Cartography,” February 1-2, 2008, Vienna, Austria. (with Marinta Skupin)

Albany, Baton Rouge, Santa Barbara: There Goes the Neighborhood – in n-Dimensional Space!
Computational Science Research Center, San Diego State University, November 30, 2007. (invited)

Surrogate Buses, Feminist Navigation, and Other Curious Sights in Attribute Space. Department of Geography, San Diego State University, September 21, 2007. (invited)

Comparative Visual Analysis of “cartography” using Content- and Network-based Approaches. Workshop of the Commission on Visualization and Virtual Environments, International Cartographic Association, August 2-3, 2007, Helsinki, Finland. (with Wyson J. Pang and Martin Lacayo)

Of Neurons and Déjà Vu: A New Approach to Visualizing Geographic Movement. University of Zürich, Switzerland, July 12, 2007. (Invited)

GIS v2.0: Geographic Exploration of n-Dimensional Space. University of Redlands, October 25, 2006. (Invited)

Label Determination for Document Spatialization. International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2006), September 21-23, 2006, Münster, Germany. (with Robert Liggio)

Conceptualizing n-dimensional Data in the Context of Spatialization Methods. ICA Workshop on Visualization, Analytics, and Spatial Decision Support, September 20, 2006, Münster, Germany.

Spatialization of Demographic Trajectories. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March 7-11, 2006, Chicago, Illinois. (with Dr. Ron Hagelman)

Travels in Attribute Space. NSF IGERT Program in Interactive Digital Multimedia, University of California at Santa Barbara, March 3, 2006. (Invited)

Visualizing Scholarly Knowledge: Current Approaches and Geographic Contributions. Department of Geography, University of California at Santa Barbara, March 2, 2006 (Invited)

Where do you want to go today [in attribute space]? Symposium on Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access, November 10-12, 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah.

In Terms of Geography. Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT), September 14-18, 2005, Ellicottville, New York.

Visualizing the ICA – A Content-based Approach. 22nd International Cartographic Conference, July 9-16, 2005, La Coruña, Spain. (with Charles de Jongh)

Building a multi-year database of AAG conference abstracts. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 5-9, 2005, Denver, Colorado. (with Shujing Shu)

Toward Improved Visualization of Uncertain Information. National Academy of Sciences, March 3-4, 2005, Washington, DC. (Invited)

Spatialization. EnVISION 05: Exploring a New Visualization Infrastructure. Silicon Graphics Campus, January 19, 2005, Mountain View, California. (Invited)

Toward Map-like Visualization of Knowledge Domains. Department of Computer Science Colloquium, University of New Orleans, November 19, 2004, New Orleans, Louisiana. (Invited)

Building a System for Map-like Visualization of Text Documents. Geovisualization Developers Workshop, International Cartographic Association, Commission on Visualization and Virtual Environments, October 20, 2004, College Park, Maryland.

An Attribute Space Method for Visualizing Patterns of Human Movement. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March 14-19, 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Attribute Space Visualization of Demographic Change, 11th ACM GIS Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 7-8, 2003. (with Dr. Ron Hagelman)

SOMwhere in Geography, Department of Geography Colloquium, University at Buffalo, October 10, 2003, Buffalo, New York. (Invited)

Wormholes on the Interstate, Counties Colliding, and Other Oddities. IGERT program and National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), University at Buffalo, October 10, 2003, Buffalo, New York. (Invited)

A Novel Map Projection Using an Artficial Neural Network. 21st International Cartographic Conference, Durban, South Africa, August 10-16, 2003.

The World of Geography: Visualizing a Knowledge Domain with Cartographic Means. Poster presentation. National Academy of Sciences Sackler-Colloqium on Mapping of Knowledge Domains, Irvine, California, May 9-11, 2003.

Santa Barbara - Honolulu - San Francisco: Travels by Car Along the Attribute Highway. Department of Geography, University of California at Santa Barbara, May 8, 2003. (Invited)

A Different Kind of Cartography: Computation and Cognition in the Mapping of Non-Geographic Information. Center for Advanced Computational Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, May 2, 2003, Lafayette, Louisiana. (Invited)

Going SOMwhere? Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March 5-8, 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Geometry, Resolution, Projection: A Geographic Reading of the SOM Method. Poster Presentation. Second International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2002), September 25-28, 2002, Boulder, Colorado.

A Geographic Interpretation of the Self-Organizing Map. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March 19-23, 2002, Los Angeles, California.

Integration of Artificial Neural Networks and Cartographic Design in a Visualization of AAG Conference Abstracts. University of Southern Mississippi, February 8, 2002, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. (Invited)

Cartographic Considerations for Map-like Interfaces to Digital Libraries. Workshop on Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries, June 28, 2001, Roanoke, Virginia

Cartographic Design for Map-Like Visualization of Information Spaces. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, February 27 - March 3, 2001, New York, New York.

Experiments in Scalable Spatialization of Textual Information. First International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2000). October 28-31, 2000, Savannah, Georgia.

From Metaphor to Method: Cartographic Perspectives on Information Visualization. IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization. October 9-10, 2000, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Interactive Visualization of AAG Paper Abstracts. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 4-8, 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Revisiting Töpfer: Implications of the Radical Law for Scalable Spatialization. Third Workshop on Progress in Automated Map Generalization. International Cartographic Association, Working Group on Map Generalization, August 12-14, 1999, Ottawa, Canada.

Abstract Maps: Application of a Spatialization Procedure to AAG Paper Abstracts. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March 23-27 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Spatialization in Support of Web Navigation - A Keyword-Based Approach. GIS/LIS ‘98 Annual Conference & Exposition. November 10-12, 1998, Ft. Worth, Texas.

Spatial Metaphors for Visualizing Information Spaces. 1997 ACSM/ASPRS Annual Convention & Exhibition. AUTO-CARTO 13, April 7-10, 1997, Seattle, Washington.

Spatial Metaphors for Visualizing Very Large Data Archives. GIS/LIS ‘96 Annual Conference & Exposition. November 19-21, 1996, Denver, Colorado.

Use of Huffman Trees to Encode Verbal Street Directions. International Symposium for Applied Geographic Information Technology AGIT ‘96, July 3-5, 1996, Salzburg, Austria.

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San Diego State University University of New Orleans University at Buffalo

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