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Mark, David M. (1947-)

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

A pioneer in geographic information science (GIScience) research, David Mark played a formative role in establishing the cognitive and linguistic foundations of the discipline. His early work on topographic data modeling also included seminal contributions to the development of triangulated irregular networks (TINs) and algorithmic flow modeling. He authored or coauthored more than 220 papers and played an instrumental role in establishing several national organizations and conference series to promote GIScience. A professor in the Department of Geography at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY) since 1981, Mark received the University Consortium on Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Researcher of the Year award in 2004 and was appointed SUNY Distinguished Professor in 2007.

Mark received his BA and PhD degrees in geography at ...

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