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Frank, Andrew (1948-)

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

Andrew U. Frank has been a professor and the head of the department of geoinformation and Cartography at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria since 1999. He has been a leading theoretician and practitioner in the area of spatial data analysis and geographic information science (GIScience).

Frank received his doctoral degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Zurich, in 1982. Prior to joining the Vienna University of Technology, he had been on the faculty of the department of surveying engineering at the University of Maine. He has supervised nearly 40 PhD students, many of whom are now leaders in GIScience. In 2005, he was awarded the national medal, “Grosses Silbernes Ehrenzeichen,” by the president of Austria for his contribution to science.

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