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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Michael P. Peterson

 

 

Professor of Geography
Department of Geography / Geology
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska 68182-0199
Tel. (402) 554-4805 ; FAX (402) 554-3518

e-mail: mpeterson@unomaha.edu

 

I. Education

 

State University of New York at Buffalo

Dates Attended: Sept.1978 - Sept. 1981

Degree: Ph.D. in Geography (1982)

Dissertation: Map, Image and Mind: A Pattern Quality Test of Graduated Point Symbol Maps

 

Boston University - Boston, Massachusetts

Dates Attended: Sept. 1976 - May 1978

Degree: M.A. in Geography (1978)

Thesis: An Evaluation of Cross-Line No-Class Computer Choropleth Mapping

 

University of Wisconsin at River Falls

Dates Attended: June 1972 - Aug.1976

Degree: B.A. (1976)

Major: Geography; Minor: Geology

 

II. Academic and Visiting Appointments

 

Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou, China, Faculty of Geomatics

                  Position: Adjunct Professor, Beginning September 2017

 

Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, CAS

                  Position: Visiting Professor, December 2015

Course title: Cartography

Wuhan University: Wuhan, China

                  Position: Visiting Professor, November 2015

                  Course title: GIS I

University of Canterbury: Christchurch, New Zealand
Position: Erskine Fellow, July-October 2012
Course Titles: GIS 1 & GIS 2

 

Technische Univerität Vienna: Vienna, Austria
Position: Visiting Professor, Summer semester, April-June 2011
Course Titles: Angewandte Kartographie (Taught in German)

Kartographische Informationssysteme (Taught in German)

Kartographie Seminar (Taught in English and German)

 

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris: Tanjung Malim, Malaysia

Position: Visiting Professor, May 2009
Presentations and Workshops

Gadjah Mada University: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Position: Visiting Professor, April 2009

University of Indonesia: Jakarta, Indonesia
Position: Visiting Professor, April 2009

Carleton University: Ottawa, Canada
Position: Visiting Research Professor, January – July 2004
Research Project: Cybercartographic Atlas of Antarctica

University of Applied Science: Munich, Germany
Position: Visiting Professor, June 2001
Course Title:  Multimedia, Cartography and the Web (two-week short course taught in German)

University of Applied Science: Munich, Germany
Position: Visiting Professor, March 2000
Course Title:  Multimedia, Cartography and the Web (two-week short course taught in German)

University of Applied Science: Munich, Germany
Position: Visiting Professor, April 1999
Course Title: Multimedia, Cartography and the Web (two-week short course taught in German)

Technische Univerität Vienna: Vienna, Austria
Position: Fulbright Professor, March 1999 - June 1999
Course Titles: (All courses taught in German.)
1) Vorlesung: Digitale Technologien in der Kartographie II
2) Übung: Digitale Technologien in der Kartographie II
3) Konversatorium: Advanced cartographic methods

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT): Melbourne, Australia

Position: Visiting Fellow, July 1998 - August 1998

 

University of Hawaii at Manoa: Honolulu, Hawaii

Position: Visiting Associate Professor, Jan. 1995 - July 1995

Course Titles:

1) Advanced Cartography

2) Seminar in Cartography: Cartography on the Internet

 

Freie Universität Berlin: Berlin, Germany

Position: Fulbright Professor, Aug. 1990 - July 1991

Course Titles: (Courses taught in German.)

1) Entwicklungen in der Computer Kartographie

2) Anwendung und Entwicklungen von Benutzer Oberflächen in der Kartographie

 

University of Washington: Seattle, Washington

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Dec. 1984 - June 1985

Course Titles:

1) Introduction to Geography (GEO 100)

2) Introduction to Computer Cartography (GEO 365)

3) Computer Cartographics (GEO 465)

4) Seminar in Cartography (GEO 520)

 

University of Nebraska at Omaha: Omaha, Nebraska

Position: Assistant Professor (1982 – 1988)

Associate Professor (1988 - 1997)

Professor (1997 - present)

 

Course Titles:

1) Fundamentals of World Regional Geography (GEOG 1000)
2) Computer Graphics and Image Processing (GEOG 2500) 
3)
Travel Study in Geography (GEOG 3000)
4)
Geography in Film (GEOG 3050)
5) Cartography & GIS Lecture (GEOG 3530/8535)

6) Cartography & GIS Lab (GEOG 3540/8540)
6)
Computer Mapping and Data Analysis (GEOG 4030 / 8036)
7)
Geographic Information Systems I (GEOG 4050 / 8056)
8) Geographic Information Systems II (GEOG 4660 / 8666)
9) Environmental Remote Sensing (GEOG 4630 / 8636)
10) Advanced Concepts in Remote Sensing (GEOG 8640)
11)
Advanced Cartographic Methods (GEOG 8670)

12) Special Topics: Seminar in Geospatial Technology (GEOG 8500)

SUNY at Buffalo: Buffalo, New York

Position: Instructor, Sept. 1980 - May 1981
Course Titles:
1) Maps and Air Photos (GEO 120)
2) Maps and Air Photos Laboratory (GEO 120)


Millard Fillmore College: Buffalo, New York

Position: Instructor
Course Title: Maps and Air Photos (GEO 120)
July - Aug. 1981 (Summer); July - Aug. 1980 (Summer); Sept.- Dec. 1979 (Fall)

 

Fellowships:

Erskine Fellowship, Christchurch, New ZealandUniversity of Canterbury; 2012

Fulbright Fellowship, Vienna, Austria - Technical University Vienna; March - June 1999

Visiting Fellow, Melbourne, Australia - Department of Land Information, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; July-Aug. 1998

Fulbright Fellowship, Berlin, Germany - Freie Universität Berlin; Aug. 1990 - July 1991

Rotary International Ambassador - Argentina and Uruguay, March 1988 - April 1988

 

Assistantships:

University of Zürich, Switzerland: Post-Doctoral Assistantship

Geographisches Institut; Oct. 1981 - Aug. 1982

 

State University of New York - Buffalo: Graduate Assistant

Department of Geography; Sept. 1978 - May 1981

 

Boston University: Teaching Fellowship

Department of Geography; Sept. 1977 - May 1978

 

Boston University: Graduate Assistantship

Department of Geography; Sept. 1976 - May 1977

 

University of Wisconsin - River Falls: Student Assistant

Department of Geography; Jan. 1975 - May 1976


III. Record of Scholarly Work

   Articles:

Mapping Air Population over the Great Plains (2018) with Hunt, P. Cartographica The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization. Accepted. To be published in 2018.

 

Mapping Air Population (2017) with Hunt, P. & Weiß, K. J., Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis. 1: 4. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41651-017-0005-3

 

Maps and the Meaning of the Cloud (2015) Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization 50(4):238.

 

Web and Mobile Mapping (2015) The World of Maps. International Map Year In English, French, Spanish, Italian [http://mapyear.org/the-world-of-maps-book/]

 

Mapping in the Cloud (2014) Geospatial World. August, pp. 64-65.

 

Taking Cartography into the Cloud (2013) Kartographische Nachrichten 4, pp. 191-195.

 

Travels with iPad Maps (2011) Cartographic Perspectives. No. 68, Fall 2011, pp. 87-93.

 

Research Challenges in Internet Cartography (2009) Information Design Journal 17(2), pp. 132-137.

 

Maps and the Internet: What a Mess It Is and How To Fix It. (2009) Cartographic Perspectives, no. 59, pp. 4-11.

 

Choropleth Google Maps. (2008) Cartographic Perspectives. no. 60:80-83, pp. 95-96.

 

Trends in Internet and Ubiquitous Cartography (2008) Cartographic Perspectives. No. 61, Winter 2009, pp. 46-59.

A Spatial Analysis of Neighborhood Crime in Omaha, Nebraska, Using Alternative Methods of Crimes Rates with Haifeng (Charlie) Zhang (2007) Internet Journal of Criminology (www.internetjournalofcriminology.com)

 

North American Animated Flight Atlas (2007) Journal of Maps. 1-9, vol. 2007, pp. 98-106. (with Jochen Wendel) http://www.journalofmaps.com/

 

The Automated Display of Maps and Images from the Internet. Journal of South China Normal University, July 2001, pp. 56-64.

 

Visualization and the Application of Non-Temporal Cartographic Animation. Festschrift for 50 years of Cartography at the University of Applied Sciences - Munich, 001, p. 42-50.

 

Cartographic Animation. Yearbook of Geography 2000, McGraw-Hill.

 

Maps on Stone: The Ethics of Maps and the Internet. Cartographic Perspectives, 2000, No. 35, pp. 3-6.

 

The Web and Ethics in Cartography. Festschrift for Prof. Kelnhofer, Institute of Cartography and Reproduction Techniques, Technical University of Vienna, Austria, 2000.

 

Trends in Internet Map Use.: A Second Look . Proceedings of the 19th International Cartographic Conference 1999.

 

Active Legends for Interactive Cartographic Animation. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 1999, Vol. 13, No. 4, 375-383.

 

Improving the Design and the International User Interface of Maps on the Internet. Proceedings of WebNet '98 - World Conference of the WWW, Internet and Intranet, 1998, pp. 1155-1156.

 

That Interactive Thing You Do. Cartographic Perspectives, 1998, No. 29, pp. 3-4.

 

Trends in Internet Map Use. Proceedings of the 18th International Cartographic Conference 1997, pp. 1635-1642.

 

Cartography and the Internet: Introduction and Research Agenda. Cartographic Perspectives, 1997, No. 26, pp. 3-12.

 

Between Reality and Abstraction: Non-Temporal Applications of Cartographic Animation, (web document).

 

Animated Cartography on the Internet. Proceedings of the Joint ICA Commissions on Teaching Animated Cartography, International Cartographic Association, 1996, pp. 11-14.

 

Spatial Visualization through Cartographic Animation: Theory and Practice. Proceedings of Geographic Information Systems / Land Information Systems GIS/LIS 1994, pp. 250-258.

 

Changing the Medium: The Potential of Pen-Based Computers for Map Use. Technical Papers of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, 1993, pp. 136-145.

 

Interactive Cartographic Animation. Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, 1993, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1993, pp. 40-44.

 

Creation of Unclassed Choropleth Maps with Postscript. Cartographic Perspectives, No. 12, 1992, pp. 4-6.

 

International User Interface Design in Computer-Assisted Cartography. Technical Papers of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, 1992, pp. 197-206.

The Ideas of Nu Cartoman. Cartographic Perspectives, No. 9, 1991, pp. 16-17.

 

Design Considerations in a Microcomputer Program for Choropleth Mapping. Proceedings of the 14th International Cartographic Association, 1989, pp. 245-254.

72nd Street: A Political Boundary in Omaha (The Geography of the Omaha Mayoral Race). The Nebraska Observer, April 14, 1989.

 

The Mental Image in Cartographic Communication. The Cartographic Journal, Vol. 24, 1987, pp. 35-41.

 

Evaluating a Map's Image. The American Cartographer, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1985, pp. 41-55.

 

Mentale Bilder in der kartographischen Kommunikation. Kartographische Nachrichten, Vol. 34, No. 6, 1984, pp. 201-206. (written in German).

 

Mapping with Small Computer Systems. Technical Papers of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Fall Technical Meeting, Niagara Falls, NY, pp.CD-1-D-1 to D-5, 1981. (with Kenneth Lepczyk)

 

Mapping with Small Computer Systems. Plan and Print, Vol. 55, No.10, 1982, pp. 43-45. (with Kenneth Lepczyk)

 

An Evaluation of Unclassed Crossed-Line Choropleth Mapping. The American Cartographer, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1979, pp. 21-37.

 

An Evaluation of Cross-Line Shadings for No-Class Choropleth Mapping. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference in Cartography, 1978, pp. 14-17.

 

 

Books and Atlases:

 

Advances in Cartography and GIScience (2017) Berlin: Springer Verlag.  

A selection of manuscripts submitted to the 2017 International Cartographic Conference held in Washington, DC

 

Mapping in the Cloud (2014) Guilford: New York, NY.

This engaging text provides a solid introduction to mapmaking in the era of cloud computing. It takes students through both the concepts and technology of modern cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and Web-based mapping.

 

Online Maps with APIs and WebServices (2012) Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Examines developments related to online methods of map delivery, particularly Application Programmer Interfaces (APIs) and MapServices in general, including Google Maps API and similar services.

 

International Perpectives on Maps and the Internet (2007) Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Provides an international perspective on research associated with maps and the Internet

 

Locational Based Services and TeleCartography (2007) co-edited with W. Cartwright and G. Gartner, Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Provides for the first time a general overview of research activities related to location and map-based services.

Multimedia Cartography 2nd ed., (2006) co-edited with W. Cartwright and G. Gartner, Berlin: Springer Verlag.

This second edition of Multimedia Cartography includes updated applications areas that are Internet-focused. Since the release of Edition 1 in 1999 the focus of the delivery of Multimedia Cartography applications now includes the World Wide Web and mobile services, as well as discrete media.

 

Geographic Hypermedia: Concepts and Systems. (2006) co-edited with Stefanakis, E.; Peterson, M.P.; Armenakis, C.; Delis, V.

Introduces a new paradigm, Geographic Hypermedia, which emerges from the convergence of Geographic Information Science and hypermedia technology.

Animated Atlas of Air Traffic over North America with Jochen Wendel (2006), UNO Cartography and GIS Lab, DVD & 65 p.

Shows the landscape that forms in the sky as thousands of aircraft are carefully choreographed by ground control to ferry passengers from one place to another. It is a landscape of constantly moving air traffic.

Maps and the Internet (2006) Amsterdam, Cambridge: Elsevier Press, 454 p. (PAPERBACK edition)

Maps and the Internet (2003) Amsterdam, Cambridge: Elsevier Press, 454 p.

Examines a new trend affecting cartography and geographic information science. Presenting the work of over 30 authors from 16 different countries, the book provides an overview of current research in the new area of Internet Cartography.

The Online Method to World Regional Geography (2003) Dubuque, Iowa:  Kendall/Hunt, 194 p.

A text that integrates Internet resources in the instruction of world regional geography.

Urban Atlas of Omaha - 2002. (2002) Omaha: Cartography and GIS Laboratory, Department of Geography / Geology, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

An atlas of maps of Omaha, including maps of demographic and socio-economic distributions.

 

Multimedia Cartography co-edited with W. Cartwright and G. Gartner, Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Covers the theoretical backgrounds, applications and future developments of Multimedia Cartography.

Interactive and Animated Cartography (1995) Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

This text provides an accessible, detailed introduction to recent advances in computer-aided map-making technology in which maps marrate, cartographic symbols move, and displays reveal relevant information when viewer clicks on them.

 

A Computer Atlas of Omaha: Sixty Maps of Social and Economic Characteristics, (1985) Department of Geography / Geology, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

 

 

Book Chapters:

Evaluating Mapping APIs (2015) in J. Brus (ed.) Modern Trends in Cartography. Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Tile-Based Mapping with Opacity (2014) Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography, Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Online Mapping with APIs (2012) in Online Mapping with APIs and Webservices. Berlin: Springer Verlag.

The Tile-based Mapping Transition in Cartography (2011) in L. Zentai and J.R. Nunez (eds.), Maps for the Future, Berlin: Springer Verlag.

International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet – An Introduction (2007) in International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet. Berlin: Springer Verlag.

The Internet and Multimedia Cartography in Multimedia Cartography 2nd, ed. (2006) co-edited with W. Cartwright and G. Gartner, Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Development of Multimedia Cartography – Internet and World Wide Web (2006) in Multimedia Cartography 2nd, ed. (2006) co-edited with W. Cartwright and G. Gartner, Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Hypermedia Maps and the Internet. In Stefanakis, E.; Peterson, M.P.; Armenakis, C.; Delis, V. (ed.) Geographic Hypermedia: Concepts and Systems (2006). Berlin: Springer Verlag.

 

Pervasive and Public Map Displays.  In Taylor, F. (ed.) Cybercartography (2005). Amsterdam, Cambridge: Elsevier Press.

 

Maps and the Internet: An Introduction. In Peterson, M (ed.) Maps and the Internet (2003), Cambridge: Elsevier Press.

 

Foundations of Research in Internet Cartography. In Peterson, M (ed.) Maps and the Internet (2003) Amsterdam, Cambridge: Elsevier Press

 

Webmapping at the start of the new Millenium - State of the Art in Asche, Hartmut & Herrmann, Christian ed. (2003) Web.Mapping 2: Telekartographie, Geovisualisierung und mobile Geodienste. Heidelberg: Herbert Wichman Verlag, pp. 3-18.

 

Maps and the Internet. In R.B. Parry (ed.) The Map Library in the New Millenium, London: Library Association Publishing, pp. 88-102, 2001.

 

Multimedia Cartography. With W. Cartwright In Cartwright, W., Peterson, M, Gartner, G. (ed.) Multimedia Cartography, Berlin: Springer Verlag, 1999.

 

Elements of Multimedia Cartography. In Cartwright, W., Peterson, M, Gartner, G. (ed.) Multimedia Cartography, Berlin: Springer Verlag, 1999.

 

Cognitive Aspects in Cartographic Visualization. In MacEachren, A. and Taylor, D. (ed.) Progress in Contemporary Cartography: Cartographic Visualization, Oxford: Pergammon, 1994.

Book Series:

Lecture Notes on Geoinformation and Cartography. The Springer Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography series provides a contemporary view of current research and development in Geoinformation and Cartography, including GIS and Geographic Information Science. Publications with associated electronic media examine areas of development and current technology. Editors from multiple continents, in association with national and international organizations and societies bring together the most comprehensive forum for Geoinformation and Cartography.  There are currently over 40 books in the series.

 

Cartographic Consultant:

The Illustrated World Atlas. (2004) Weldon-Owen, Inc. published by Barnes & Noble. The atlas was developed under the guidance of a team of international cartographic and specialist thematic map consultants and contains more than 400 maps, including 66 regional maps, 4 detailed ocean maps, and 10 thematic world maps.

 

 

Editor and Editorial Boards:

                  Editor

Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis, Co-Editor, 2017-present

Cartographic Perspectives, 1998-2001

Guest Editor, Cartographic Perspectives, Winter issue, 1997

 

Editorial Boards

Cartographic Perspectives, 2007-present

Urban Sciences, Editorial Board, 2017-present

Professional Geographer, 1994-1998

Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, 1996 - 2000

Cartographic Perspectives, 1992 - 2002

Editor, Cartographic Perspectives, 1998 – 2001

 

Encyclopedia Articles:

Animated Cartography. (2008) History of Cartography. University of Chicago Press.

Choropleth Mapping.  (2007) Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science. Sage Publications Inc.

Isoline Mapping.  (2007) Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science. Sage Publications Inc.

Web Cartography. (2008) History of Cartography. University of Chicago Press.

Web GIS.  (2007) Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science. Sage Publications Inc.

Proceedings and Presentations:

An Online Code Library for Google Maps, North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS), Montreal, Canada, October 2017.

 

Mapping Air Population, International Cartographic Conference (ICC2017), Washington, DC, with Paul Hunt, July 2017.

 

Air Population in the Great Plains. 2017 Great Plains Symposium, Lincoln, NE, March 2017.

 

Mapping Air Population, North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS), Colorado Springs, CO, with Paul Hunt, October 2016.

 

Mapping GeoRSS Feeds and the Shift from KML to GeoJSON (2016) AutoCarto 2016, Albuquerque, NM, September 2016.

 

New Developments in Application Programmer Interfaces for Mapping and GIS, North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS), NACIS, Minneapolis, MN, , Peterson, M. P., October 2015.

 

The Words We Use: Examining the terminology of modern cartography.  North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS), Minneapolis, MN, Peterson, M. P., October 2015.

 

Code Library for Mapping in the Cloud, Regional Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Great Plains / Rocky Mountain AAG, Kearney, NE, , Peterson, M. P., October 2015.

 

APIs for Mapping, VII Convencion de Agrimensura, Agrimensura, Havana, Cuba, , Peterson, M. P., September 2015.

 

New Developments in Cartography: Mapping in the Cloud, VII Convencion de Agrimensura, Agrimensura, Havana, Cuba, Peterson, M. P., September 2015.

 

International Cartographic Conference (ICC), International Cartographic Association (ICA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Maps and the Meaning of the Cloud, Peterson, M. P., August 2015.

 

Writing Mapping in the Cloud, Joint meeting of ICA Commission on Maps & the Internet and Education & Training, International Cartographic Association (ICA), Curitiba, Brazil, Peterson, M. P., August 21, 2015.

 

New Developments in Application Programmer
 Interfaces for Mapping and GIS, Joint meeting of ICA Commission on Maps & the Internet and Education & Training, International Cartographic Association (ICA), Curitiba, Brazil, , Peterson, M. P., August 20, 2015.

 

New Developments in Mapping in the Cloud, Association of American Geographers (AAG), Chicago, Illinois, Peterson, M. P., April 2015.

 

Mapping in the Cloud: Working with Google Maps and other Mapping Services, Kansas GIS Day, Lawrence, KS, Peterson, M. P., November 2014.

 

Mapping in the Cloud, XVI Simposio International SELPER 2014, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Percepcion Remota Y Sistemas de Imformacion Espacial, Medellin, Colombia, Peterson, M. P., September 2014.

 

Combining Theory and Practice for Mapping in the Cloud, Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Florida, Peterson, M. P., April 2014.

 

Evaluating Mapping APIs, Cartocon, Olomouc, Czechia, Peterson, M. P., March 2014.

 

Cloud-based Computing for Maps and GIS, Geospatial Research and Innovation Seminar, Geospatial Research and Innovation, Christchurch, New Zealand, Peterson, M. P., August 2012.

 

Bringing Map Mashups into the Classroom, Association of American Geographers, Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, Peterson, M. P., March 2012.

 

Spatial Cloud Computing, Association of American Geographers, Association of American Geographers, New York, New York, Peterson, M. P., February 2012.

 

From Film to the Internet: 35 years of cartographic animation, North American Cartographic Information Society, North American Cartographic Information Society, Madison, WI, Peterson, M. P., October 2011.

 

Twenty Years of the World Wide Web: Perspectives on the Internet Transition in Cartography. Proceedings of the 25th International Cartographic Conference, Paris, France, July 3-8, 2011.

 

Spatial Cloud Computing with Google Maps API Association of American Geographers, Association of American Geographers, Seattle, Washington, Peterson, M. P., April 2011.

 

Online Mapping with Google Maps API, Cartography & GIS, Cartography & GIS, Orlando, FL, Peterson, M. P., November 2010.

 

Online Mapping with Google Maps API, Colombian mapping experts groups, Colombian mapping experts group, Bogota, Colombia, , Peterson, M. P., November 2010.

 

Evaluation of online mapping APIs, Peterson, Association of American Geographers, Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C., M. P., April 2010.

 

The Brave New World of Online Mapping. Proceedings of the 24rd International Cartographic Conference, Santiago, Chile, Nov. 10-17, 2009.

 

Maps and the Internet: What a mess it is and how to fix it!  Proceedings of the 23rd International Cartographic Conference, Moscow, Russia, Aug. 4-10, 2007.

 

Maps and the Internet: Polarizing Contrasts in Development. Proceedings of the ICA Workshop on Maps and the Internet. Warsaw, Poland, July 31 – Aug. 2, 2007.

 

Changing our Conception of Space through Internet and Mobile Mapping. Proceedings of the ICA Commission on Theoretical Cartography, Wuhan, China, Oct. 29, 2006.

 

The Transition from Internet to Mobile Mapping. Proceedings of the Second International Joint Workshop on Ubiquitout, Pervasive, and Internet Mapping. (UPIMap2006), Seoul, South Korea, October 23-25.

 

The Animated Atlas. GeoTec 2006, Ottawa, Canada, June 18-21, 2006.

 

From Internet to Mobile Mapping: Lessons in Map Use. Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on LBS and Telecartography, Vienna, Austria, Nov. 28, 2005.

 

A Decade of Maps and the Internet. Proceedings of the 22nd International Cartographic Conference, La Coruna, Spain, July 9-18, 2005.

 

The Search Engine Map Landscape. Proceedings of the Joint ICA Commissions Seminar on Internet-Based Cartographic Teaching and Learning: Atlases, Map Use, and Visual Analytics. Madrid, July 6-8, 2005.

 

Pervasive and Ubiquitous Public Map Displays. International Joint Workshop on Ubiquitous, Pervasive and Internet Mapping, Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 7-9, 2004.

 

Topographic Maps with SVG.  SVG Open Conference, Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 7-10, 2004.

 

Flight Tracking and Potential Cell Phone Application (with Jochen Wendel).  Location Based Services & Telecartography, Vienna, Austria, Jan. 27-29, 2004.

 

Maps and the Internet: An Overview.  Department of Geography, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Oct. 6, 2003.

 

Maps and the Internet: State of the Art. XXI Brazilian Cartographic Congress (CBC), September 29 - October 3, 2003, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

 

The Animation of Frequently Updated Maps. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, CA, Feb. 28 – Mar. 3, 2003.

 

The Development of Internet Cartography. WebMapping Conference, Karlsruhe, Germany, Sept. 26-27, 2002.

 

The Development of Research in Maps and the Internet. Workshop of the Maps and the Internet Commission of the International Cartographic Association, Karlsruhe, Germany, Sept. 24-25, 2002.

 

Finding Maps through the Internet: An Investigation of High School and College Freshman. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, March 26-30, 2002.

 

Comparing Internet Use vs. Internet Map Use from 1996-2001, Regional Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Omaha, Nebraska, Sept. 26, 2001.

 

The Development of Map Distribution through the Internet. Proceedings of the 21st International Cartographic Conference, Beijing, China, Aug. 6-10, 2001.

 

The Automated Display of Maps and Images from the Internet. Workshop of the Maps and the Internet Commission of the International Cartographic Association, July 31 - Aug. 2, 2001.

 

Research Directions in Internet Cartography. Presented at the 97th Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, Feb. 28, 2000.

 

A Research Agenda for the ICA Commission on Maps and the Internet. Presented at the Symposium on Maps and the Internet, Knoxville, TN, Oct. 11, 2000.

 

Designing an Automated Map Display. Presented at the 96th Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Pittsburgh, PA, Apr. 4 - Apr. 8, 2000.

 

Das Internet und Paradigmen-wechsel in der Kartographie. Presented to the Faculty of the Technical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 3, 1999.

 

Paradigmen-wechsel in der Kartographie. Presented to the Department of Cartography and Surveying, University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany, May 4, 1999.

 

Interactive and Animated Maps available through the World Wide Web. Presented at Wayne State University, Dec. 3, 1997.

 

Maps on the Internet: Changing our Conception of the World. Presented to the Mapping Sciences Institute, Victoria/Tasmania Division, Melbourne, Australia, August, 17, 1998.

 

Improving the Design and the International User Interface of Maps on the Internet. Proceedings of WebNet '98 - World Conference of the WWW, Internet and Intranet, Orlando, FL, November, 7-12, 1998.

 

The Small Things that we Make Large. 1998 Student Association Dinner, Department of Land Information, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. August 13, 1998.

 

Interaction, Animation, Multimedia, Visualization, and the Web: Mapping out a "New Cartography" 17th North American Cartographic Information Society Conference, Lexington, KY, Oct. 1-4, 1997.

 

Maps and Multimedia on the World Wide Web. Visualization Commission of the International Cartogrpahic Assocation, Gävle, Sweden, June 20-21, 1997.

 

Trends in Internet Map Use. 18th International Cartographic Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, June 23-27, 1997.

 

Map Use on the World Wide Web. Map Use Commission of the International Cartographic Association, Stockholm, Sweden, June 27, 1997.

 

Distributing Election Maps of an Urban Area through the World Wide Web. Electronic Atlas and Map Use Commission of the International Cartographic Association, Stockholm, Sweden, June 29, 1997.

 

GIS and the Web. Washington State Chapter of URISA (NWCAMA), Seattle, WA, June 14, 1997.

 

Cartography and the Internet: Implications for Modern Cartography. 16th North American Cartographic Information Society Conference, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 2-5, 1996.

 

The Map-Movie: A new form of output for GIS. Presented at the 1996 Nebraska GIS Symposium, Lincoln, NE, Feb. 20-22, 1996.

 

The Internet and Animated Cartography. 15th North American Cartographic Information Society Conference, Wilmington, NC, Oct. 25-29, 1995.

 

The Meaning of Map Interaction. 15th North American Cartographic Information Society Conference, Wilmington, NC, Oct. 25-29, 1995.

 

Evaluating the Electronic Wall Map. 17th International Cartographic Conference, Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 2-7, 1995.

 

Animated Cartography on the Internet. Seminar of the International Cartographic Association on Teaching Animated Cartography, Madrid, Spain, August 27-30, 1995.

 

Thinking of Space: Reflections on the Changing Role of Maps. Colloquium presentation to the Department of Geography, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Mar. 16, 1995.

 

Cartographic Animation Review. Presented at the combined meetings of the North American Cartographic Information Society and the Canadian Cartographic Society, Ottawa, Canada, Aug. 9-13, 1994.

 

From Tool To Medium: Implications of the Changing Role of the Computer in Cartography. Presented at the 90th Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, Mar. 28 -Apr. 1, 1994.

 

Visualization and the Changing Medium of Cartography. 16th International Cartographic Conference, Cologne, Germany, May 3-9, 1993.

 

Improving the International User Interface in Computer Cartography. 16th International Cartographic Conference, Cologne, Germany, May 3-9, 1993.

 

Changing the Medium: The Potential of Pen-Based Computers for Map Use. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, New Orleans, LA., Feb. 16-21, 1993.

 

The Medium is the Message: Map Use and GIS Technology. Geographic Information System Forum, Lincoln, NE, Jan. 22, 1992.

 

International User Interface Design in Computer-Assisted Cartography. Annual Conference of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 29 - March 4, 1992.

 

Changing the Medium in Cartography: Possibilities of the Computer for Map Presentation and Map Use. (with Doris Karl; Ph.D. candidate, Freie Universität Berlin) Colloquium Presentation to the Department of Geography, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Nov. 22, 1991.

 

Interface in Cartography. North American Cartographic Information Society, 9th Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, October 19-23, 1991.

 

Probleme der Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion in der Kartographie. Geographie Colloquium and Swiss Computer Graphics Society, Zürich, Switzerland, June 11, 1991.

 

Der Einsatz Mikrocomputern in der Kartographie. Geographisches Colloquium. Berlin, June 6, 1991.

 

AM / FM, GIS, LIS: What are the differences? What type of system do I need? Mid-America Geographic Information System Symposium. Overland Park, KS, May 1, 1990.

 

A Choropleth Mapping Program for Map Animation. Computer Visualization and Imaging Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, March 1990.

 

Computers in Geography. Association for Systems Management - Omaha Chapter, Omaha, NE, Jan. 3, 1990.

 

Design Considerations in a Microcomputer Program for Choropleth Mapping. International Cartographic Association, August 1989, Budapest, Hungary.

 

Choropleth Mapping on the Macintosh. URISA Workshop on Mapping on the Macintosh, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA, August 6, 1989.

 

Image Mapping: Computer Mapping for the Mind. Presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Regional meetings, Omaha, Nebraska, October 1986.

 

From Image to Image Processing. Sigma Xi Club - Omaha Chapter, Omaha, NE, May 6, 1987.

 

Applications of Remote Sensing to Urban Development Issues (1987) In Proceedings of the Willi Nordberg Symposium - Remote Sensing: Towards Operational Cartographic Applications. Graz, Austria.

 

Incorporating Computers in Cartographic Education. Presented at the 81st Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Detroit, Mich., April 1985.

 

The Hard- and Software of a Geographic Information System. Presented at the Association of American Geographers Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Boulder, Colo., Oct. 1983.

 

The Small Computer and the Future of Cartographic Instruction. Presented at the 78th Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, San Antonio, Texas, April, 1982.

 

Imagery, Cognition and Cartographic Communication. Presented at the 77th Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, California, April 1981.

 

Mapping with Small Computer Systems. Presented at the Fall Technical Meetings of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Niagara Falls, N.Y., Oct. 1980.

 

Maps for the Few? Presented at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Canadian Cartographic Association, York University, Toronto, Canada, May 1979.

 

An Evaluation of Cross-Line Shading for No-Class Choropleth Mapping. Presented at the Ninth International Conference of Cartography, 26 July to 2 August 1978, College Park, Maryland.

 

An Evaluation of No-Class Choropleth Mapping. Presented at the International User's Conference on Computer Mapping Software and Data Bases, 23-28 July 1978, Cambridge, Mass.

 

Book Reviews:

Crowdsourcing Geographic Knowledge. Daniel Sui, Sarah Elwood, and Michael Goodchild, eds., The AAG Review of Books, 1:3, 125-126, DOI: 10.1080/2325548X.2013.850354

 

Virtual Reality in Geography. Reviewed in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 2002.

 

Analytical and Computer Cartography. Reviewed in Association of American Geographers Microcomputer Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 1, Feb. 1995.

 

Thematic Mapping from Satellite Imagery . Reviewed in Cartographic Perspectives, No. 21, Spring 1995.

 

Canadian Atlantic Offshore Fishery Atlas and Fish in Lake Michigan. Reviewed in The American Cartographer, Vol.11, No.2, 1984, pp.183-184.

 

Indianische Karten Nordamerikas. Reviewed in Geographia Helvetica (Swiss Journal of Geography), Dec.1982 (written in German).


Newspaper Publications:

Nebraska Prisoner of War. Star Journal, Scottsbluff NE, April 14, 1991.

 

Berlin: In Search of the Wall. The Funnel, A publication of the German Fulbright Commission, 1991.

 

Software:

MacChoro II with Map Animation - A data classification, choropleth mapping and map animation program for the Apple Macintosh computer, 1989.

 

MacChoro - A data classification and choropleth mapping program for the Apple Macintosh computer, 1986.


Web Pages:

Film in Geography. An undergraduate course that uses film in the instruction of geography.

 

Cartography on the Internet. The first graduate seminar about cartography and the Internet.

 

Interactive and Animated Cartography. Information related to published book.

 

Geography 1000: Fundamentals of World Regional Geography. Course home page.

 

Geography 3530: Introduction to Cartography Course home page.

 

Geography 4050/8056: Geographic Information Systems Course home page.

Geography 8670: Advanced Cartographic Methods Course home page.

 

A Semester in Hawaii. A look at life in Hawaii.

 

Omaha Election Home Page. Maps of Omaha by Election Precinct for 1994 with predictions for 1996.

 

Multimedia Workshop. A home page for a workshop on multimedia.

 

Making Web Maps Interactive Workshop. A home page for a workshop on interactive maps.

 

Between Reality and Abstraction: Non-Temporal Applications of Cartographic Animation. A paper on the uses of animation in cartography.

 

Cartography and the Internet: Implications for Modern Cartography. An overview of web-based mapping.

 

Animated Maps:

Generalization Animation. A sequence of choropleth maps with different number of classes.

Classification Animation. Different forms of data classification put into an animation.

Spatial Trend Animation. An animation depicting a trend in age of population for the city of Omaha.

Workshops:

Animation with the Google Maps API. Presented at NACIS 2017. Montreal, Canada, October 13, 2017.

 

Mapping with GeoJSON and TopoJSON. Presented at NACIS 2016. Colorado Spring, CO, October 22, 2017.

 

New Developments in Cloud-based Mapping. Presented at AutoCarto 2016. Albuquerque, NM, Sept. 17, 2016.

 

Mapping in the Cloud: New Developments Application Programmer Interfaces. Presented at NACIS 2015. Minneapolis, MN, October 22, 2015.

 

Mapping in the Cloud: New Developments in Application Programmer Interfaces for Mapping and GIS. Curitiba, Brazil, Aug. 22, 2015

 

Graphic Communication.  Presented to the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 18, 2004.

 

Workshop de Cartografia e Internet. XXI Brazilian Cartographic Congress (CBC), September 29 - October 3, 2003, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

 

Exercises in using Online Maps for Education. Ukranian Teachers Workshop, Omaha, NE, Oct. 11, 2002.

 

Maps and the Internet: Exercises in using Online Maps. GEON Conference. Omaha, NE, Oct. 6, 2001.

 

GIS, Multimedia, and the World Wide Web. MapDays Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, March 29, 2000.

 

Making Web Maps Interactive. North American Cartographic Information Society, Williamsburg, VA, October 23, 1999.

 

GIS, Multimedia, and the World Wide Web. German Cartographic Association, Munich, Germany, April 22, 1999.

 

GIS, Multimedia, and the World Wide Web. Mid-America GIS Conference, Lincoln, NE, May 4,1998.

 

GIS, Multimedia, and the World Wide Web. Kentucky State GIS Conference, Somerset, KY, May 16,1998.

 

GIS, Multimedia, and the World Wide Web. Alaska State GIS Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 5, 1998.

 

GIS, Multimedia, and the World Wide Web. GIS/LIS, Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, Oct. 26, 1997.

 

GIS, Multimedia, and the World Wide Web. Urban and Regional Information Systems Association URISA, Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, July 20, 1997.

 

GIS, Multimedia, and the World Wide Web. NWCAMA Annual Conference, Seattle, WA., June 12, 1997.

 

Cartography and the Interent. NACIS Annual Conference, Wilmington, NC., Oct. 1995.

 

Cartographic Animation on the Macintosh. NACIS Annual Conference, St. Paul, MN., Oct. 1992.


IV. Professional Service

Offices:

2nd Vice President & Grievance Officer, UNO AAUP, 2007 – present

 

Planning Committee, International Cartographic Conference (ICC Washington, D.C. 2015-2017)

 

Chair, Publications Committee, International Cartographic Association, 2011-2015

 

Member, Board of Directors, Society for Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CAGIS), 2010-2014

 

Chair, Commission on Maps and the Internet, International Cartographic Association, 1999 – 2011.

 

President, North American Cartographic Information Society, 1996 - 1997.

 

Vice-President, North American Cartographic Information Society, 1995 - 1996.

 

Program Chair, North American Cartographic Information Society, 1996.

 

Chair of Sessions:

International Cartographic Conference, (Washington, DC 2017)

International Cartographic Conference, (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2015)

International Cartographic Conference, (Dresden, Germany 2013)

International Cartographic Conference, (Paris, France 2011)

International Cartographic Conference, (Santiago, Chile 2009)

International Cartographic Conference, (Moscow, Russia 2007)

International Cartographic Conference, (La Coruna, Spain 2005)

International Cartographic Conference, (Beijing, China 2001)

International Cartographic Conference, (Ottawa, Canada 1999)

International Cartographic Conference, (Stockholm, Sweden 1997)

International Cartographic Conference, (Cologne, Germany 1993)

GIS/LIS (Geographic Information Systems/Land Information Systems), Phoenix 1994, Denver 1996

North American Cartographic Information Society, Ottawa, Canada 1994, Wilmington, NC 1995, San Antonio, TX 1996.

Review Panels:
NSF Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Grant Evaluation, Washington, D.C., 1995.
Fulbright Student Applicant Interviews, Bonn, Germany, 1990.
Post-Tenure Review Committee, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1994.
Tenure Review Committee, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota-Duluth, 1997.

Review of Papers and Books:

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information

The American Cartographer & Cartography and Geographic Information Systems

Urban Sciences
URISA Journal
Annals of the Association of American Geographers
The Cartographic Journal
Cartographic Perspectives
International Journal of Geographic Information Systems

Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal
The Professional Geographer
Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Engineering
Prentice Hall
John Wiley
Longman
Brown & Benchmark

 

V. Awards and Honors

2011 – ICA Honorary Fellowship, International Cartographic Association (cartographers of international reputation who have made special contribution to the ICA)

Prof. Michael P. Peterson has an outstanding career in education research and service to the disciplines of cartography and geographic information science. His record of teaching accomplishments and awards, his excellent research particularly with topics of maps and the Internet, and his significant record of service to his university, the discipline, and the ICA are exemplary of an ICA honoree. Professor Peterson has served the ICA as an exceptional Chair of the Commission on Maps and the Internet from 1999 to the present. His accomplishments as Commission Chair include expanding the research and educational frontier of Maps and the Internet, maintaining an exceptional Website for the Commission, conducting numerous short courses and workshops for the Commission in places around the world including Warsaw, Vienna, Madrid, Tokyo, Karlsruhe, Guangzhou, and Denver, Knoxville, and Shepherdstown in the United States. Publications by Professor Peterson under the auspices of the Commission include Maps and the Internet, a seminal book on the domain subject of the Commission.

 

Professor Michael P. Peterson is awarded an International Cartographic Association Honorary Fellowship Award for his outstanding contributions to the disciplines of Cartography and geographic information science and to the ICA through his work as Chair of the Commission on Maps and the Internet.

 

2008 – Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council on Geographic Education (recognizes excellence in geography teaching among those who have displayed continued dedication to geography education).

 

2000 – Distinguished Service Award from the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)

 

1990 - Association of American Geographers Microcomputer Specialty Group for best computer program of the year (MacChoro II).

 

1986 - Rand McNally Award from the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping for the Best Article in The American Cartographer during 1985.

 

1981 - Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Student Teachers; Awarded by the State University of New York at Buffalo.

 

1980 - Rand McNally Award from the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping for the Best Article in The American Cartographer during 1979.

 

1980 - National Dean's List


VII. Grants (Total: $635,204)

2008 – US Army Corps of Engineers, $32,000

2007 – US Army Corp of Engineers, $50,000

2006 – US Army Corp of Engineers, $60,000

2005 – US Army Corp of Engineers, $70,000

2004 – US Army Corp of Engineers, GIS and Web page development - $55,800

2004 – UNO Arts & Sciences, Student Fees Equipment Grant New Equipment and Software for Computer Lab - $5,800

2003 – UNO Arts & Sciences, Student Fees Equipment Grant New Equipment and Software for Computer Lab - $7,800

2002 – University of Nebraska Foundation. Omaha Urban and Regional Geographic Information Systems lab - $80,500

2000 – Garmin Corporation. Twelve hand-held GPS units - $6,000

1999 – UNO Arts & Sciences, Student Fees Equipment Grant New Equipment for Computer Lab - $28,000

1999 – Fulbright Fellowship Travel and Stipend to Austria - $25,000

1998 – UNO Arts & Sciences, Student Fees Equipment Grant New Software for Computer Lab - $6,600

1998 – UNO University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching - $2,500 Teaching Introductory Geography Courses with the Web: Addressing Issues of Design, Content, and Retention

1997 – U.S. National Cartographic Committee - $900 - Travel Grant to present paper at International Cartography Conference in Stockholm, Sweden

1997 – University Committee on Improvement of Instruction - $1,500 - Slide scanner

1995 – U.S. National Cartographic Committee - $1,000 - Travel Grant to present paper at International Cartography Conference in Barcelona, Spain

1994 – National Science Foundation Instrumentation Grant Integration of Computer Technology and Interactive Learning in an Undergraduate Environmental Science Curriculum - $50,596

1994 – UNO University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching - $2,750 - Maps in the Classroom

1993 – U.S. National Cartographic Committee - $1,000 - Travel Grant to present paper at International Cartography Conference in Cologne, Germany

1990 – Fulbright Fellowship - Travel and Stipend to Berlin, Germany - $25,000

1990 – SUN Microsystems - $48,000 - Memory enhancement for SUN computer system

1989 – U.S. National Cartographic Committee - $1,000 - Travel Grant to present paper at International Cartography Conference in Budapest, Hungary

1987 – U.S. Department of Education - $276,744 - Special Research Equipment for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

1986 – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - $24,990 - Creation of contour and three-dimensional maps of the Missouri River bedform

1986 – University Committee on Improvement of Instruction - $240 - Scanner for Apple Macintosh computer.

1984 – Nebraska Water Resources Center - $36,000 - A multi-temporal Analysis of Vegetation Encroachment in the Big Bend Region of the Platte River Channel - The Integration of Conventional Air Photo Interpretation Techniques with Computer Mapping Technology.

1984 – University of Nebraska - Committee on Research - $1,008 - Creation of a Geographic Information System for Nebraska Bird Populations

1983 – University of Nebraska - KELLY II Grant - $7,701 - Software Development in Computer Mapping and Remote Sensing

1983 – University Committee on Improvement of Instruction - $375 - Diffusion Transfer Processor.