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Wright, Dawn (1961–)

  • By: Dylan Keon
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Dawn Wright is a professor in the department of geosciences and an adjunct professor in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU). Wright is a dedicated researcher, educator, and proponent of geographic concepts and spatial thinking who has made significant contributions in the fields of geographic information science (GIScience) and the coastal and marine sciences, as well as in the broader field of geography.

Wright's research includes issues of application and analysis in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) with oceanographic data, particularly data modeling, spatial analysis, and data conversion; the processing, production, visualization, and interpretation of seafloor maps; marine data modeling, metadata, ontologies, and vocabularies; and cyberinfrastructure, particularly geographic/geospatial semantic Web issues and the related use of tools such ...

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