Preeminent Geospatial Scientist to Give Talks at UMW, Oct. 30-31

Michael Goodchild, one of the world’s leading authorities in Geographic Information Science, will give lectures at the University of Mary Washington on Tuesday, October 30 and Wednesday, October 31.

A lecture, “The Spatial Web: Visions For A Geospatially Enabled Future,” will be presented at the Stafford campus in University Hall at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, North Building, at 6 p.m. October 30. The second talk, “Responding Better: GIS for Emergency Management,” will take place at 4 p.m. on October 31 on the Fredericksburg campus in the Jepson Science Center, Room 100. Both events are free and open to the public.

A professor of geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Goodchild recently received the 2007 Priz Vautrin Lud, the world’s highest award that can be bestowed on a geographer. He is director of the Center for Spatial Studies and of the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science at UCSB and is considered a pioneer of geospatial science. He currently serves on the editorial boards of 10 journals and book series and has published over 400 journal articles and 15 books. 

For more information, contact Brian Rizzo, assistant professor of geography at UMW, at

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