We were honored to welcome Dr. Goodchild as our esteemed keynote speaker to open GIS-Pro 2012 on Tuesday, October 2, 2012.
Dr. Goodchild will present an update on the vision of Digital Earth advanced by Al Gore in 1998, review progress, and suggest how the world of geospatial technologies will evolve in the next decade as communities become more engaged, and continue to redefine the uses, production, and value of geographic information.
Biography: Michael F. Goodchild is Jack and Laura Dangermond Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Director of UCSB’s Center for Spatial Studies. He received his B.A. degree from Cambridge University in Physics in 1965 and his Ph.D. in geography from McMaster University in 1969, and has received four honorary doctorates.
He was elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and Foreign Member of the Royal Society of Canada (2002), member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2006), and Foreign Member of the Royal Society and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (2010); and in 2007 he received the Prix Vautrin Lud.
He was editor of Geographical Analysis between 1987 and 1990 and editor of the Methods, Models, and Geographic Information Sciences section of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers from 2000 to 2006. He serves on the editorial boards of ten other journals and book series, and has published more than 15 books and 400 articles.
He was Chair of the National Research Council’s Mapping Science Committee from 1997 to 1999, and of the Advisory Committee on Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation from 2008 to 2010.
His current research interests center on geographic information science, spatial analysis, and uncertainty in geographic data. For more information, see Michael Goodchild’s complete CV.