Geographic Information Science

Geographic information science studies spatial data and advances methods for their production, computational analysis, visualization, and theorization across a number of application domains in both human and physical environments, including cities, wildlands and protected areas, marine environments, forests, and hydrological systems. GIScience methodologies represent a set of approaches for asking and answering geographical questions in ways that emphasize relationships between digitally encoded spatial phenomena (for example, relationships between urban inequality and disease incidence), processes (for instance, the effects of the urban built environment on surface temperatures), patterns (such as tracking the movement of wildlife), and modelling different scenarios in data intensive environments (including flows of resources across networks, such as a public transit system or a river). GIScience research encompasses remote sensing, geographic information systems, geovisualization and digital mapping, geocomputation, spatial and spatial-temporal analysis, and the myriad societal implications of participating technologies and attendant praxes.

Find Faculty Supervisors in this Area:

Michael Buzzelli

Michael Buzzelli

Associate Professor
Western Teaching Fellow
mbuzzell@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, x. 85329
Room 2429, SSC

Research Areas
Higher education policy, research on teaching and learning, society-space relationships with a focus on housing, health and GIS

Teaching
Housing, The Geoweb & Geomedia, Research Design and Methodology


Jason Gilliland

Jason Gilliland

Professor
Director, Urban Development Program
Cross Appointed with School of Health Studies and the Department of Paediatrics
jgillila@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, x. 81239
Room 2432, SSC

Research Areas
Urban studies, health geography, children's environments, GIS

Teaching
Land Use and Development Issues; Graduate Seminar in Urban Geography; Advanced Urban Social Geography


Jinhyung Lee

Jin Lee

Assistant Professor
jinhyung.lee@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, x. 85025
Room 2413, SSC

Research Areas
GIScience, GeoAI, spatial data science, transport geography, mobility/accessibility analytics, urban studies

Teaching
GIScience, transport geography


Agnieszka Leszczynski

Agnieszka Leszczynski

Assistant Professor
aleszczy@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, x. 80161
Room 2425, SSC

Research Areas
Digital geographies, platforms and cities, digital location/geolocation, GIScience & Society

Teaching
Geographic Information Science; Digital Geographies


Jed Long

Jed Long

Assistant Professor
jlong83@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, x. 87319
Room 2405, SSC

Research Areas
GIS/GIScience, GPS tracking, movement, space-time models, spatial ecology, open source software

Teaching
GIS, quantitative geography, computational geography


Isaac Luginaah

Isaac Luginaah

Professor
Sabbatical January 1 - June 30, 2021
iluginaa@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, x. 86944
Room 1409, SSC

Research Areas
Environment and health, air pollution, GIS and health, HIV/AIDS

Teaching
Geography of Health and Health Care; Environment and Health; Advanced Studies in Environment, Development & Health


Jacek Malczewski

Jacek Malczewski

Professor
jmalczew@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, x. 85030
Room 2422, SSC

Research Areas
Quantitative methods, multicriteria decision analysis, location theory and analysis, geographic information science, spatial decision support systems

Teaching
Introduction to Spatial Analysis; Spatial Statistics; Decision-making with GIS; Thesis; Introduction to GIS (Graduate); Advanced Spatial Analysis (Graduate)


James Voogt

James Voogt

Professor
Department Chair
javoogt@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, x. 85018
Room 2401, SSC

Research Areas
Urban climatology

Teaching
Physical Geography; Weather and Climate; Micrometeorology


Jinfei Wang

Jinfei Wang

Professor
jfwang@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, x. 85017
Room 2402, SSC

Research Areas
Remote sensing and GIS

Teaching
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Remote Sensing; Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing; Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Graduate); Remote Sensing Digital Image Analysis (Graduate)