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Nyerges, Timothy (1951–)

  • By: Matthew W. Wilson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Timothy L. Nyerges, professor of geography at the University of Washington, has published numerous influential works on schema integration for spatial databases, information structuring in the analytical use of maps, typologies of geographic information abstractions, the uses of GIS in transportation planning, the prospect for public participation in GIS use, data-gathering strategies in the study of participatory GIS use, and the design of a Web-based PPGIS (Public Participation GIS).

Nyerges received his PhD from Ohio State University in 1980 under the supervision of Harold Moellering (known for research about animated, analytical cartography, and digital cartographic data standards) and Reginald Golledge (University of California, Santa Barbara, known for research in cognitive and behavioral geography). His dissertation, titled Modeling the Structure of Cartographic Information for Query Processing, represented ...

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