M.S. in GIST Theses

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M.S. in GIST Theses

* indicates thesis award winner

2018

Adlin Botkin
Exploring Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Technologies to Understand Vegetation Changes in Response to Land Management Practices at Finke Gorge National Park, Australia Between 1989 and 1999
Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Darren Ruddell
Thesis | Abstract

Allen Branch
A Methodology for a Real Estate Blockchain Application and Asset-Backed Crptocurrency Utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Ran Tao
Abstract | Thesis

Brandon Brooks
Student Engagement Capabilities in Mobile GIS: A Framework for Mobile GIS Education
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Darren Ruddell, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Kyle Burke
Building a Geodatabase for American Pika Presence and Absence Data
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Laura Loyola
Abstract | Thesis

Philipp Conner
Exploring Commercial Catch: Creating a Responsive Florida Fisheries Web GIS Using ASP.NET, the Esri JavaScript API 4.x, and Calcite Maps
Advisor: Elisabeth Sedano | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, An-Min Wu
Abstract | Thesis

Drew Cover
Preparing for the Next Major Southern California Earthquake: Utilizing HAZUS with Soils Maps and ShakeMaps to Predict Regional Bridge Damage and Closures
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Laura Loyola
Abstract | Thesis

Raymond Danser
Applying Least Cost Path Analysis to Search and Rescue Data: A Case Study in Yosemite National Park
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Ran Tao
Abstract | Thesis

Kenneth Ryan Driggers
Evaluating the Relationship between Colorado Elk Hunting Success and Terrain Ruggedness
Advisor: Elisabeth Sedano | Committee Members: John Wilson, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Alexander Fox
Access to Active Play Parks for Youth Segments in Alexandria, Virginia
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Jennifer Bernstein, Ran Tao
Abstract | Thesis

Nicholas Gliserman
Assessing the Reliability of the 1760 British Geographical Survey of the St. Lawrence River Valley
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Robert Vos, Elisabeth Sedano
Abstract | Thesis

Sarah Godfrey
Spatial Distribution of the Endangered Pacific Pocket Mouse (Perognathus longimembrus ssp. pacificus) Within Coastal Sage Scrub Habitat at Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area                                                                                              Advisor: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Steven Fleming, Laura Loyola
Abstract | Thesis

Pamela Hathaway
Practical Application of ACS Place of Birth Data in an App Created for American Red Cross International Services
Advisor: Elisabeth Sedano | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Jennifer Bernstein
Abstract | Thesis

Christina Haworth
Developing Art-Based Cultural Experiences in North Kohala: A Community Engagement Project with OneIsland
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Jennifer Bernstein, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Devlin Howieson
Assessing the Value of Crowdsourced Data in Aiding First Responders:
A Case Study of the 2013 Boston Marathon                                                                        
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Steven Fleming, Ran Tao
Abstract | Thesis

Charles Jurden
Utilizing Advanced Spatial Collection and Monitoring Technologies: Surveying Topographical Datasets with Unmanned Aerial Systems
Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: John Wilson, Andrew Marx
Abstract | Thesis

Steffanie Kolbus
Catchment-delineated Landslide Relative Impact (LSRI) Assessment: A Watershed Analysis Tool for Operational Planning in Mountainous Terrain
Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

James Luttrull*
Radar Horizon Estimation from Monoscopic Shadow Photogrammetry of Radar Structures: A Case Study in the South China Sea                                                              Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: John Wilson, Andrew Marx
Abstract | Thesis

Michele Macauley
Development of a Web-GIS Application to Aid Marathon Runners in the Race Selection and Planning Process                                                                                                                  Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: Jennifer Bernstein, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Alexandra Motyka
Applying GIS to Landscape Irrigation Systems: A Case Study of the Music Academy of the West Campus in Montecito, CA
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: An-Min Wu, Karen Kemp
Abstract | Thesis

Shani Pynn
Finding the Green in Greenspace: An Examination of Geospatial Measures of Greenspace for Use in Exposure Studies
Advisor: Elisabeth Sedano | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Christine Schurawel
Spatial Analysis of Vision Services of Kaiser Permanente Members
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: An-Min Wu, Laura Loyola
Abstract | Thesis

Timothy Strotkamp
Utilizing Online Data Sources to Improve Existing Military Aircraft Systems
Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: Andrew Marx, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

William Taff IV
Object Detection and Digitization from Aerial Imagery Using Neural Networks
Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Ran Tao
Abstract | Thesis

Michael Thibodaux
The Use of Site Suitability Analysis to Model Changes in Beach Geomorphology due to Coastal Structures
Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: An-Min Wu, John Wilson
Abstract | Thesis

Kyle Uhler
Mixed Forest Image Classification of Paper Birch: Using AVIRIS Bandwidths Ranging from 530 to 745 nm
Advisor: Elisabeth Sedano | Committee Members: Steve Fleming, Andrew Marx
Abstract | Thesis

Brianna Wiley
Tracking Santa Barbara County Wildfires: A Web Mapping Application
Advisor: Steve Fleming | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Timberlynn Woolf
Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Remote Sensing Investigation of Looting of the Archeological Site of Al-Lisht, Egypt                                                                                   Advisor: Steve Fleming | Committee Members: Jennifer Bernstein, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

2017

Jonathan Alfonso
Safe Walk: A Network Analyst Framework for Safe Routes to School
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Laura Loyola
Abstract | Thesis

Samantha Bamberger
Determining the Suitability of Yak-Based Agriculture in Illinois: A Site Suitability Analysis Using Fuzzy Overlay
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, An-Min Wu
Abstract | Thesis

Bailey Baumann
Finding Environmental Opportunities for Early Sea Crossings: An Agent-Based Model of Middle to Late Pleistocene Mediterranean Coastal Migration
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Quentina Borgic
Stone Tool Raw Material Distribution Network and Predictability Study in Southern Illinois
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: An-Min Wu, Laura Loyola
Abstract | Thesis

Shanna Bressie
Spatial Patterns of Food Accessibility Across Lane County, Oregon in 2015-2016
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Cora Chong
Comparison of Spatial Data Types for Urban Sprawl Analysis Using Shannon’s Entropy
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Elisabeth Sedano, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Douglas Daniels
Sensor Technologies for Determining Cyclist Power Output: A Comparison of Smartphone, Opposing Force and Strain Gauge Power Measurement Technologies
Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: John Wilson, Robert  Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Keith Darby
Developing, Maintaining, and Employing Crowd-sourced Geospatial Data in Support of Helicopter Landing Zone Surveys for Disaster Response Operations
Advisor: Elisabeth Sedano | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Trevor Denson
Majestic Yosemite Hotel Virtual Tour Application and Indoor Model
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, An-Min Wu
Abstract | Thesis

Jessica Eselius
Predicting Post-wildfire Revegetation Rates: An Application of Multi-factor Regression Modeling
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Steven Fleming, Laura Loyola
Abstract | Thesis

Julia Goldsworth
Exploring Land Use Changes in the City of Irvine’s Master Plan
Advisor: Elisabeth Sedano | Committee Members: Robert Vos, An-Min Wu
Abstract | Thesis

Robert Grotefend
A Web GIS Application for Airport Pavement Management
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Steven Fleming, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Melodie Grubbs
Beach Morphodynamic Change Detection using LiDAR during El Niño Periods in Southern California
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Charles Hall
Examining Data Sources and Classification Methods Used in Food Access Studies: Investigating Volunteered Geographic Information as an Adjunct to Traditional Data
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Richard Holzer
Evaluating the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program’s Effect on Neighborhoods
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Laura Loyola, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Lara Hughes-Allen*
Quantifying Changes in Glacier Thickness and Area Using Remote Sensing and GIS:
Taku Glacier System, AK

Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: Robert Vos, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Sheldon Jessup
Spatial Narrative of the Invasive Lionfish in the Western Atlantic and Caribbean Oceans: A GIS Story Map
Advisor: Elisabeth Sedano | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Laura Loyola
Abstract | Thesis

Kevin Klemens
Development and Evaluation of a USV Based Mapping System for Remote Sensing of Eelgrass Extent in Southern California
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Steven Fleming, David Ginsburg
Abstract | Thesis

Marisol Maciel-Cervantes
Site Selection for Higher Density Affordable Rental Housing Development: Applying the Weighted Linear Combination (WLC) Method in the City of Los Angeles, California
Advisor: Laura Loyola | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Colleen Makar
Using GIS and Asset Management to Understand Hydrant Damages and Required Maintenance
Advisor: Laura Loyola | Committee Members: Darren Ruddell, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Shannon McLemore
Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Wildfire Incidence in the State of Florida
Advisor: Laura Loyola | Committee Members:  Travis Longcore, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Ryan Mock
San Diego Wildfire Hazards Information Center Mashup
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members:Yao-Yi Chiang, An-Min Wu
Abstract | Thesis

Douglas Montgomery
Philly Bike Report: A Mobile App for Mapping and Sharing Real-Time Reports of Illegally Blocked Bike Lanes in Philadelphia
Advisor: Elisabeth Sedano | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Matthieu Munoz
Modeling Geopolitics in Tikal Through Least Cost Paths
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Thomas Garrison, John Wilson
Abstract | Thesis

Shannon Prescott
Using Geospatial Technology to Establish Marsh Bird Monitoring Sites for a Pilot Study in Maine in Accordance with the North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Protocol 
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members:  Travis Longcore, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Cian Reger
Bringing GIS to a Small Community Water System
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Wei Yang
Abstract | Thesis

Jeffrey Snoddy
Comparative Study of Radiation and Weather-based Reference Evapotranspiration Models
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Darren Ruddell, Andrew Marx
Abstract | Thesis

Carrie Steves*
Trends in the Alaskan Bottom-Trawl Fishery from 1993-2015: A GIS-Based Spatiotemporal Analysis
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Steven Fleming, Travis Longcore
Abstract | Thesis

Neil Stone*
Social Media Canvassing Using Twitter and Web GIS to Aid in Solving Crime
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Benjamin Suber
Public Transportation Accessibility Impacts of the Tucson Modern Streetcar
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Holly Torpey
Spatiotemporal Spillover in Lawn-to-Garden Program Participation in Long Beach, California
Advisor: Elisabeth Sedano | Committee Members: Robert Vos, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Samantha Tucker
Accessing Hard Maps and Associated Digital Components: A Case Study of the U.S. Library of the Marine Corps
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Steven Fleming
Abstract | Thesis

Steven Warner
A Geographical Assessment of the Santa Monica Mountains North Area Community Standards District Vineyard Ordinance
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Elisabeth Sedano, Travis Longcore
Abstract | Thesis

Angela Woods
A Comparison of Two Earthquake Events in the City of Downey:  The Puente Hills and Whittier Faults at 7.0 and 6.8 Magnitudes
Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Laura Loyola
Abstract | Thesis

Katherine “Kelly” Wright
Web GIS as a Disease Management Workspace: Enabling Advocacy at Multiple Scales Across Multiple Continents with the Case of Tungiasis
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Elisabeth Sedano, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Alvin Yeung
Generating Trail Conditions Using User Contributed Data Through a Web Application
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Elisabeth Sedano, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Alexander Zoeller
Mapping West Virginia Surface Mines with Hyperspectral Remotely Sensed Imagery Classification
Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: Darren Ruddell, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

2016

Robert Alexander
A Comparison of GLM, GAM, and GWR Modeling of Fish Distribution and Abundance in Lake Ontario
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Laura Loyola, Travis Longcore
Abstract | Thesis

Christian Alvez
Modeling Prehistoric Paths in Bronze Age Northeast England 
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Michael Barnett
Precipitation Triggered Landslide Risk Assessment and Relative Risk Modeling Using Cached and Real-Time Data
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Robert Vos, Yao-Yi Chiang
Abstract | Thesis

Charles Becker
A Spatial Analysis of Veteran Healthcare
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Elisabeth Sedano, Steven Fleming
Abstract | Thesis

Anne Jeanene (AJ) Bengoa
Automating “Ethington Transections”: A New Visualization Tool 
Advisor: Philip Ethington | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Brendan Blee
Creating A Geodatabase & Web-GIS Map to Visualize Drone Legislation in The State of Maryland 
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Elisabeth Sedano, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Cynthia Burrows
Developing an Archaeological Specific Geodatabase to Chronicle Historical Perspectives at Bethsaida, Israel 
Advisor: Laura Loyola | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Wei Yang
Abstract | Thesis

Hildemar Cruz
A Geospatial Analysis of Income Level, Food Deserts and Urban Agriculture Hot Spots
Advisor: Daniel Warshawsky | Committee Members: Elisabeth Sedano, Travis Longcore
Abstract | Thesis

Crystal Curtis
Preparing for Earthquakes in Dallas-Fort Worth: Applying HAZUS and Network Analysis to Assess Shelter Accessibility
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Wei Yang
Abstract | Thesis

Lindsay Decker
Analysis of Future Land Use Conflict with Volcanic Hazard Zones: Mount Rainier, Washington
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Bryan Fitzpatrick
Unmanned Aerial Systems for Surveying and Mapping: Cost Comparison of UAS vs Traditional Methods of Data Acquisition
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Craig Knoblock
Abstract | Thesis

Bennett Gaumitz
Precision Agriculture and GIS: Evaluating the use of Yield Maps Combined with LiDAR Data
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Megan Gosch
Geospatial Web Application Development to Access Irrigation Asset Data: Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Joshua Greetan
The Wildland-Urban Interface in Lassen County, California: A Change Analysis 2000-2015
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Travis Longcore
Abstract | Thesis

Edgar Jimenez
The Role of Amenities in Measuring Park Accessibility: A Case Study of Downey, California
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Laura Loyola
Abstract | Thesis

Jennifer Jin
Installing Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: A Site Suitability Analysis in Los Angeles County, California
Advisor: Daniel Warshawsky | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Wei Yang
Abstract | Thesis

Mark Johnson
Evaluating the Utility of a Geographic Information Systems-Based Mobility Model in Search and Rescue Operations
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Laura Loyola
Abstract | Thesis

Charles Jones
The Spatial Effect of AB 109 or Public Safety Realignment on Crime Rates in San Diego County
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Yao-Yi Chiang
Abstract | Thesis

Brian Jopp
A Spatial Analysis of Violent Crime Cold Spots: Testing the Capable Guardian Component of the Routine Activity Theory
Advisor: Laura Loyola | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Heather Kelley
Creating a Well Database and Web Mapping Application: Using Geographic Information Systems to Manage and Monitor Groundwater Resources in Sonoma County, California 
Advisor: Elisabeth Sedano | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Yao-Yi Chang
Abstract | Thesis

Ebrahim Khan
A Unified Geodatabase Design for Sinkhole Inventories in the United States
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Matthew Kline
Modeling Potential Impacts of Tsunamis on Hilo, Hawaii: Comparison of the Joint Research Centre’s Schema and FEMA’s HAZUS Inundation Scenarios
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Laura Loyola, Steven Fleming
Abstract | Thesis

Michelle Lin
Implementing Spatial Thinking with Web GIS in the Non-Profit Sector: A Case Study of ArcGIS Online in the Pacific Symphony
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: John Wilson, Elisabeth Sedano
Abstract | Thesis

Jason Martos
Visualizing Historic Space through the Integration of Geographic Information Science in Secondary School Curriculums: A Comparison of Static versus Dynamic Methods
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Katsuhiko Oda, Angela Hasan
Abstract | Thesis

Colin Mattison
Does the Bay Area Have a Social Center: Delimiting the Postmodern Urban Center of the San Francisco Bay Area
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Daniel Warshawsky, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Brian McDonald
Dasymetric Mapping of Building Stocks within HAZUS-FL
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Wei Yang
Abstract | Thesis

Nancy McMahon
The Role of GIS in Asset Management: County of Kauai Department of Parks and Recreation a Need for an Asset Management Program
Advisor: Yao-Yi Chiang | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Darren Ruddell, Wei Yang
Abstract | Thesis

Krista McPherson
Assessing the Impact of a Web-Based GIS Application to Promote Earthquake Preparation on the University of Southern California University Park Campus 
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Sarah Moreland
Risk Analysis and Assessment of Non-Ductile Concrete Buildings in Los Angeles County Using HAZUS-MH 
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Johnny Musser
Modeling Historic Structure Preservation Candidacy on Fort Ord
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Steven Fleming, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Norman Nash
Detection and Accuracy Assessment of Mountain Pine Beetle Infestations
Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Darryl Nevels
Measuring Seasonal Variation in Food Access: A Case Study of Everett, Washington
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Daniel Warshawsky, Elisabeth Sedano
Abstract | Thesis

Mary Nienkamp
Evaluating Surface Casing Depths of Oil & Gas Operations in an Effort to Protect Local Groundwater: A GIS Enabled Process
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Steven Fleming
Abstract | Thesis

Nathan Novak*
Predictive Habitat Distribution Modeling of Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) within the Central Gulf of Alaska utilizing Passive Acoustic Monitoring 
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Megan Oyarzun
Predicting Archaeological Sites in Northeastern California’s High Desert using the Maxent Model
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Wei Yang, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Matthew Pugh
Residential Housing Code Violation Prediction: A Study in Victorville, CA Using Geographically Weighted Logistic Regression
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Robert Vos, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Michael Quant
GIS-Aided Production of Equipment Locator Maps for Metro Rail Maintenance and Support
Advisor: Steven Fleming | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

James Ray
A User Study of GIS Infused Genealogy with Dynamic Thematic Representation and Spatiotemporal Control
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Yao-Yi Chiang
Abstract | Thesis

Jared Reid
Light Rail Expansion in Houston Using Viable Path Corridors and Least Cost Path: Alternatives for the Failed University and Uptown Lines 
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: John Wilson, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Alex Schild
Archaeological Least Cost Path Modelling: A Behavioral Study of Middle-Late Bronze Age Merchant Travel in Amuq Valley, Turkey
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Karen Kemp, Thomas Garrison
Abstract | Thesis

David Robert Scobie
Design and Implementation of an Enterprise Spatial Raster Management System
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Yao-Yi Chiang
Abstract | Thesis

Joanne Seo
An Evaluation of Esri’s Tapestry Segmentation Product in Three Southern California Communities: Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, and Venice Beach 
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Darren Ruddell, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Shuk Wai So
Urban Green Space Accessibility and Environmental Justice: A GIS-Based Analysis in the City of Phoenix, Arizona
Advisor: Daniel Warshawsky | Committee Members: Laura Loyola, Elisabeth Sedano
Abstract | Thesis

Nathan Stewart
Using Pedestrian Accessibility Indicators to Locate Schools: A Site Suitability Analysis in Greenville County, South Carolina
Advisor: Daniel Warshawsky | Committee Members: Robert Vos, Elisabeth Sedano
Abstract | Thesis

Jennifer Titus
Peoples of Washington Historical Geographic Information System: Geo-referencing Culture Using Archival Standards
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Yee Kit Tsang
Site Suitability Analysis: Small-Scale Fixed Axis Ground Mounted Photovoltaic Power Plants in Fresno, CA
Advisor: Daniel Warshawsky | Committee Members: Laura Loyola, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Melissa Faith Webster
Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Long-term Temperature Change in Southern California from 1935 to 2014
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Laura Loyola
Abstract | Thesis

Allyson Windham
Development of a Mobile GIS High-Water Mark Data Collection Application for the Mississippi River Basin
Advisor: Jennifer Swift |  Committee Members: Wei Yang, Yao-Yi Chiang
Abstract | Thesis

Patricia Wright
Predicting the Presence of Historic and Prehistoric Campsites in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Counties
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Steven Fleming
Abstract | Thesis

2015

Benjamin Anderson
Cartographic Approaches to the Visual Exploration of Violent Crime Patterns in Space and Time: A User Performance Based Comparison of Methods
Advisor: Katsuhiko Oda | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Valerie Anderson*
Historical Ecology of the Split Oak Forest East Central Florida
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Travis Longcore, Darren Ruddell
Abstract Thesis

Jeffrey Block
Spread Global, Start Local: Modeling Endemic Socio-Spatial Influence Networks
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Craig Knoblock, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Wayne Chien
Geospatial Analysis of the Round Fire: Replication of Burn Severity Analysis in the Sierra Nevada
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Robert Vos, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Alfredo Cisneros
Population Disaggregation for Trade Area Delineation in Retail Real Estate Site Analysis
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Victor Bennett, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Antonio Cotroneo
Identification and Analysis of Future Land-Use Conflict in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Robert Vos
Abstract Thesis

Richard Crowther
A Comparison of Urban Land Cover Change: A Study of Pasadena and Inglewood, California, 1992-2011
Advisor: Dan Warshawsky | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Darren Ruddell
Abstract Thesis

Jenora D’Acosta
Finding Food Deserts: A Study of Food Access Measures in the Phoenix-Mesa Urban Area
Advisor: Daniel Warshawky | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Jimmy Dao
A Comparison of Address Point and Street Geocoding Techniques in a Computer Aided Dispatch Environment
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Brian Dean
Drawing Better Lines: Comparing Commissions to Legislatures on Compactness and Coterminosity
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Jenni Dorsey-Spitz
Modeling Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater in Mountain Home, Idaho Using the DRASTIC Method
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Caitlan Dowling
Using Maxent Modeling to Predict Habitat of Mountain Pine Beetle in Response to Climate Change
Advisor: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Darren Ruddell, Jennifer Swift
Abstract Thesis

Mark Dustin
Monitoring Parks with Inexpensive UAVs: Cost Benefit Analysis for Monitoring and Maintaining Parks Facilities
Advisor: Su Jin Lee | Committee Members: Travis Longcore, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Annabel Lee Enriquez
A Contributory Web-based Application for Documenting Historic Resources: French Colonial Era Art Deco Architecture in Hanoi
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Robert Vos
Abstract Thesis

Lance Farman
Validation of Volunteered Geographic Information Quality Components for Incidents of Law Enforcement Use of Force
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Brian Finch, Karen Kemp
Abstract Thesis

Sarah Gehring
Semi-Automated Visualization of Spatial Information in Unstructured Text
Advisor: Yao-Yi Chiang | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Jason Gonzalez
Visualizing Email Response Data to Improve Marketing Campaigns
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Katsuhiko Oda
Note: Thesis not available due to confidentiality restrictions

Mallory Graves*
Spatial Narratives of Struggle and Activism in the Del Amo and Montrose Superfund Cleanups: A Community-Engaged Web GIS Story Map
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract Thesis

Bradley Griffiths
Radio Frequency Identification Queuing & Geo-Location (RAQGEO): A Spatial Solution to Inventory and Asset Management at XYZ Logistics, Inc.
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Charles Hanley
Using VHSR Multispectral Imagery and Object-Based Extraction to Discover Vernal Meadows through Vegetative Persistence at Fort Ord, CA
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Travis Longcore, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Chad Johnson
Site Location Suitability Analysis for a Smart Grid Network
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Patricia Jula
Generating Bicyclist Counts using Volunteered and Professional Geographic Information through a Mobile Application
Advisor: Yao-Yi Chiang | Committee Members: Darren Ruddell, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Reina Kahn
Geospatial Analysis of Unintended Casualties during Combat Training: Fort Drum, New York
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Solomon Kailihiwa
Using Maxent to Model the Distribution of Prehistoric Agricultural Features in a Portion of the Hōkūli‘a Subdivision in Kona, Hawai‘i
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Thomas Garrison, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Spiridon Katehis
Validating the HAZUS Coastal Surge Model for Superstorm Sandy
Advisor: Jordan Hastings | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Giles Kingsley
Distribution and Correlates of Feral Cat Trapping Permits in Los Angeles, California
Advisor: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Jordan Hastings, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Elizabeth Mamer
Exploring Urban Change Using Historical Maps: The Industrialization of Long Island City (LIC), New York
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Philip Ethington, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Carlos Martinez
Relocation Bay: Identifying a Suitable Site for the Tampa Bay Rays
Advisor: Daniel Warshawsky | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Darren Ruddell
Abstract Thesis

Chandra Dawn Harless (Merritt)
Determining the Utility of GIS in Border Disputes, Case Study: Sudan and South Sudan
Advisor: Daniel Warshawsky | Committee Members: Tarek Rashed, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Seth Morganstern
Disparities in Food Access: An Empirical Analysis of Neighborhoods in the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area
Advisor: Daniel Warshawsky | Committee Members: Daren Ruddell, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Derek Newland
Smart Growth and Walkability Affect on Vehicle Use and Ownership
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Meredith Franklin
Abstract | Thesis

Jonathan Parsons
Mapping Uniformity of Park Access Using Cadastral Data Within Network Analyst in Wake County, NC
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Kacey Pham
GIS Data Curation and Web Map Application for LA Brea Tar Pits Fossil Occurrences in Los Angeles, California
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Karen Kemp
Abstract Thesis

James Pollock
A Maxent-Based Model for Identifying Local-Scale Tree Species Richness Patch Boundaries in the Lake Tahoe Basin of California and Nevada
Advisor: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Samuel Price
Distribution of Sonoran Pronghorn (Antilocapra Americana Sonoriensis) on an Active Air Force Tactical Range
Advisor: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Dustin Reed
Historical Temperature Trends in Los Angeles County, California
Advisor: Su Jin Lee | Committee Members: Darren Ruddell, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Ryan Reeves
Deriving Traverse Paths for Scientific Fieldwork with Multicriteria Evaluation and Path Modeling in a Geographic Information System
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Kyle House, Travis Longcore, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Joel Rodriguez
Walkability Study for School Accessibility, Case Study of the San Juan, Puerto Rico Elementary Schools
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Rachel Rodriguez
Integration of Topographic and Bathymetric Digital Elevation Model using ArcGIS Interpolation Methods: A Case Study of the Klamath River Estuary
Advisor: Su Jin Lee | Committee Members: Tarek Rashed, Jennifer Swift
Abstract Thesis

Christie Root
Guiding Business Oriented Volunteered Geographic Information Through Geotrigger Services: A Case Study of CrossFit Affiliates
Advisor: Yao-Yi Chiang | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Daniel Warshawsky, Yao-Yi Chiang
Abstract Thesis

Yonatan Rosen
A Fire Insurance Map GeoCoder for Pre-Earthquake San Francisco
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Christine Schultz
Crowdsourced Maritime Data: Examining the Feasibility of Using Under Keel Clearance Data from AIS to Identify Hydrographic Survey Priorities
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract Thesis

Audra Smolek
Spatial Distribution of the Greater Sage-Grouse in the Powder River Basin in Northeastern Wyoming
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Daniel Warshawsky, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Christopher David Staffel
Cartography for Visualizing Anthropogenic Threats: A Semiotic Approach to Communicating Threat Information in 3-D Spatial Models
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Ana Stoudt
Redefining Urban Food Systems to Identify Optimal Rooftop Community Garden Locations: A Site Suitability Analysis in Seattle, Washington
Advisor: Daniel Warshawsky | Committee Members: Travis Longcore, Su Jin Lee
Abstract| Thesis

Andrew Thomason
Modeling Burn Probability: A MaxEnt Approach to Estimating California’s Wildfire Potential
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Travis Longcore
AbstractThesis

Kathy Ulloa
Analyzing the Relationship Between Urban Forests and Hispanic Populations in Los Angeles Using GIS and Object-Based Image Analysis
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Robert Vos, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Jamen Underwood
Campaign Financing for the U.S. House of Representatives: an Interactive Web Map
Advisor: Yao-Yi Chiang | Committee Members: Robert Vos, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Adrianna Valenti*
Estimating Populations at Risk in Data-Poor Environments: A Geographically Disaggregated Analysis of Boko Haram Terrorism 2009-2014
Advisor: Daniel Warshawsky | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Mark Wimmer
Selection of Future Bridge Locations over the Merrimack River in Southern New Hampshire: A Comparison of Site Suitability Assessments
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract Thesis

William Winters
Identifying Areas of High Risk for Avian Mortality by Performing a Least Accumulative Cost Analysis
Advisor: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: John Wilson, Karen Kemp
Abstract | Thesis

Ruth Zipfel
Network Accessibility and Population Change: Historical Analysis of Transportation in Tennessee, 1830-2010
Advisor: Jennifer Swift| Committee Members: David Rigby, Robert Vos
Abstract Thesis

2014

Shawn Baldwin
Institutional Inscription in the Minorcan Quarter of Saint Augustine, Florida
Advisor: Jordan Hastings | Committee Members: Philip Ethington, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Christopher Beattie
3D Visualization Models as a Tool for Reconstructing the Historical Landscape of the Ballona Watershed
Advisor: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, John Wilson
Abstract | Thesis

Robert Bohon
Comparing Landsat7 ETM+ and NAIP Imagery for Precision Agriculture Application in Small Scale Farming: A Case Study in the South Eastern Part of Pittsylvania County, VA
Advisor: Flora Paganelli | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

David Breeding
Identifying and Locating the Need for Financial Education
Advisor: Katsuhiko Oda | Committee Members: Robert Vos, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Haynes Bunn
Wake County District Overlay: An Online Electoral Data Visualization Application
Advisor: Yao-Yi Chiang | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract

Caroline Carl
Calculating Solar Photovoltaic Potential on Residential Rooftops in Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Advisor: Su Jin Lee | Committee Members: Darren Ruddell, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Meagan Calahan
Investigating Electoral College Reform: Geography’s Impact on Elections, and How Maps Influence Our Perception of Election Outcomes
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Robert Vos, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Corina Chung
Integrating Spatial Visualization to Improve Public Health Understanding and Communication
Advisor: Katsuhiko Oda | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Yao-Yi Chiang
Abstract | Thesis

Jerry Corum
Using Pattern Oriented Modeling to Design and Validate Spatial Models: A Case Study in Agent-Based Modeling
Advisor: Karen Kemp| Committee Members: Robert Vos, Thomas Garrison
Abstract | Thesis

Robert Davidson
Evaluating Glacier Movement Fluctuations Using Remote Sensing: A Case Study of the Baird, Patterson, Leconte, and Shakes Glaciers in Central Southeastern Alaska
Advisor: Flora Paganelli | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Lowell Stott
Abstract | Thesis

James Dickson
GIS-Based Quantitative Integration of Global Climate Model Simulations and Geodatabases of Gullies on Mars: Increasing Confidence in Geospatial Data/Model Comparisons
Advisor: Flora Paganelli | Committee Members: Jordan Hastings, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Jennifer Dowling
Finding Your Best-Fit Neighborhood: A Web Application For Online Residential Property Searches For Anchorage, Alaska
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Yao-Yi Chiang
Abstract | Thesis

William Ferguson
Modeling Patient Access to Point-of-Care Diagnostic Resources in a Healthcare Small-World Network in Rural Isan, Thailand
Advisor: Karen Kemp| Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Anna Fischer
Preparing for Immigration Reform: A Spatial Analysis of Unauthorized Immigrants
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Robert Franssen
Evaluating Spatial Changes in the Rate of Insurgency-Violence in Central Africa: The Lord’s Resistance Army 2008-2012
Advisor: Daniel Warshawsky | Committee Members: Flora Paganelli, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Emily Frazier
A Site Suitability Analysis for an Inland Port to Service the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Mansour Rahimi
Abstract | Thesis

Daniel Gerard
Visualizing Sporting Event Temporary Flight Restrictions
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Karen Kemp
Abstract | Thesis

Trinka Gillis
Use of Remotely Sensed Imagery to Map Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora Ramorum) in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Tarek Rashed
Abstract | Thesis

Joshua Harrell
An Evaluation of Soil Sampling Methods in Support of Precision Agriculture in Northeastern North Carolina
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Brian Hartley
Evaluation of weights of evidence to predict gold occurrences in northern Minnesota’s Archean greenstone belts
Advisor: Jordan Hastings | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Gary Raines
Abstract | Thesis

Jarod Hustler
Analyzing Earthquake Casualty Risk at Census Block Level: a Case Study in the Lexington Central Business District, Kentucky
Advisor: Flora Paganelli | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Jared Hyneman
A GIS-based Model to Identify Locations Where Risks to Clean Water Wells are Minimal and Access to People is Maximized: A Case Study in Rural Uganda
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Andrew Isner
Habitat Suitability Modeling of Mexico Spotted Owl (Strix Occidentalis Lucida) in Gila National Forest, New Mexico
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Travis Longcore, Jennifer Swift
Abstract Thesis

Jennifer Johnson
Mapping firing ranges as social capital generators in Houston, Texas
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Robert Vos, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Gina Kiani
Development of a Web GIS for Urban Sustainability Indicators of Oakland, California
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Amanda Laur
Modeling the Spatio-Temporal Variability of Solar Radiation on Buildings: A Case Study of Lewis Hall
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Burcin Becerik, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Mine Metitiri
Use of GIS for Analysis of Community Health Worker Patient Registries from Chongwe District, A Rural Low-Resource Setting, in Lusaka Province, Zambia
Advisor: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Daniel Warshawsky, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Kathryn Metivier
Modeling Open Space Acquisition
Advisor: Yao-Yi Chiang | Committee Members: Travis Longcore, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Nancy Milholland*
Exploring San Francisco’s Treasures: Mashing Up Public Art, Social Media, and Volunteered Geographic Information to Create a Dynamic Guide
Advisor: Edward Pultar| Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

David Mullis
Using Landsat and a Bayesian Hard Classifier to Study Forest Change in the Salmon Creek Watershed Area From 1972-2013
Advisor: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Su Jin Lee, Tarek Rashed
Abstract | Thesis

Jonathan Parsons
Mapping Uniformity of Park Access Using Cadastral Data Within Network Analyst in Wake County, NC
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract Thesis

James Rivera
A Threat-Based Least-Coast Path Decision Support Model for National Security Resource Allocation Along the US-Mexico Border
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Steven Rubinyi
Spatiotemporal Visualization and Analysis as a Policy Support Tool: A Case Study of the Economic Geography of Tobacco Farming in the Philippines
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Bryan Schaefer
Social Media to Locate Urban Displacement: Assessing the Risk of Displacement Using Volunteered Geographic Information in the City of Los Angeles
Advisor: Darren Ruddell | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Federico Tallis
Evaluating Transit and Driving Disaggregated Commutes through GTFS in ArcGIS
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Maged Dessouky, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Diego Vasquez
Geological Modeling in GIS for Petroleum Reservoir Characterization and Engineering: A 3D GIS-Assisted Geostatistics Approach
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Behnam Jafarpour, Doug Hammond, Su Jin Lee
Abstract | Thesis

Trang VoPham*
Integrating Landsat and California Pesticide Exposure Estimation at Aggregated Analysis Scales: Accuracy Assessment of Rurality
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Darren Ruddell, Tarek Rashed
Abstract | Thesis

Christopher Weidemann*
Geosocial Footprint (2013): Social Media Location Privacy Web Map
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Craig Knoblock, Edward Pultar
Abstract | Thesis

Luke Wenschhof
The Geography of Voter Power in the U.S. Electoral College from 1900-2012
Advisor: Robert Vos| Committee Members: Karen Kemp and Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

2013

Amanda Alamo
Explorations of American Churchscape Diversity
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Daniel Warshawsky, John Wilson
Abstract | Thesis

Joshua J. Benton
An Analysis of the North Rainier Elk Herd Area, Washington: Change Detection and Habitat Modeling with Remote Sensing and GIS
Advisor: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Flora Paganelli, John Wilson
Abstract | Thesis

Matthew Bissell
Using Volunteered Geographic Information to Model Blue Whale Foraging Habitat, Southern California Bight
Advisor: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Meredith Franklin, Flora Paganelli
Abstract | Thesis

Heidi Crow
Assessment of the FEMA HAZUS-MH 2.0 Crop Loss Tool Fremont County, Iowa 2011
Advisor: Jordan Hastings | Committee Members: Flora Paganelli, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Austin Davis
Testing LANDIS-II to Stochastically Model Spatially Abstract Vegetation Trends in the Contiguous United States
Advisor: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Edward Pultar
Abstract | Thesis

Amanda Gray
Spatial Delineation of Market Areas: A Proposed Approach
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Flora Paganelli, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Kurt Ingold
Remote Analysis of Avalanche Terrain Features: Identifying Routs, Avoiding Hazards
Advisor: Flora Paganelli | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Tarek Rashed
Abstract | Thesis

Caroline Jablonicky
Spatial Distribution of the Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) in the Mariarano River System, Northwestern Madagascar
Advisor: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Raymond Dominic Maldonado
Wrong Way Driving in San Antonio, Texas: A Transportation Route Study Using Network Analyst
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Darren Ruddell, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Devon R. Munsell
Closed Landfills to Solar Energy Power Plants: Estimating the Solar Potential of Closed Landfills in California
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Darren Ruddell, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Mary Elizabeth Parker
Data Overload in Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Improving Bandwidth Utilization Through Wavelet Compression
Advisor: Jordan Hastings | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Yao-Yi Chiang
Abstract | Thesis

Adam Prell
Pre-Incident Plan Mapping in Kern County’s Wildland Urban Interface
Advisor: Jordon Hastings | Committee Members: Travis Longcore, Flora Paganelli
Abstract | Thesis

Lucian Schrader
Demonstrating GIS Spatial Analysis Techniques in a Prehistoric Mortuary Analysis: A Case Study in the Napa Valley, California
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Lynn Swartz Dodd, Thomas Garrison
Abstract | Thesis

Jeffrey Schroeder*
Surface Representations of Rainfall at Small Extents: A Study of Rainfall Mapping Based on Volunteered Geographic Information in Kona, Hawaii
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Kathy Thompson
Water Rights Permit System (WRPS): A GIS-Based Tool for the Umpqua Drainage Basin
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Michael Wahl 
Mapping Native Plants: A GIS-based Mobile Application for Everyone
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Flora Paganelli, Edward Pultar
Abstract | Thesis

2012

Russell M. Abbott
Investigation and Analysis of Land Use / Tree Cover in Riverside, California
Advisor: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, John Wilson
Abstract | Thesis

Craig D. Bartosh
Integrating Land Survey Data into Measurement-Based GIS: An Assessment of Challenges and Practical Solutions for Surveyors in Texas
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Jordan Hastings, Michael Goodchild
Abstract | Thesis

Brice Cameron Burkett*
Using Mobile Mapping for Wildfire Mitigation in the Los Angeles County
Committee Chair: Andrew Curtis | Committee Members: Travis Longcore, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Stephanie Chen
Investigating Bus Route Walkability: Comparative Case Study in Orange County, California
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Matthew W. Davis
The Modifiable Areal Unit Problem (MAUP) via Cluster Analysis Methodologies: A Look at Scale, Zoning, and Instances of Foreclosure in Los Angeles County
Advisor: Jennifer Swift | Committee Members: Andrew Curtis, Dan Goldberg
Abstract | Thesis

Justin Eddings
Geographic Information Systems Eelgrass (Zostera Marina) Habitat Restoration Suitability Model Long Island Sound, USA – A ‘Sound-Wide’ Model
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Travis Longcore, Jamie Vaudrey
Abstract | Thesis

Daniel Currie Eisman
Spatial Analysis of Urban Built Environments and Vehicle Transit Behavior
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Katsuhiko Oda, Daniel Warshawsky
Abstract | Thesis

Stephen O. Gervais
Out-Of-School Suspensions by Home Neighborhood: A Spatial Analysis of Student Suspensions in the San Bernardino City Unified School District
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis

Jeffry D. Harrison
Onshore Wind Power Systems (ONSWPS): A GIS-Based Tool for Preliminary Site-Suitability Analysis
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Jordan Hastings
Abstract | Thesis

Brian Vance Kearns
Is the Likelihood of Waterfowl Presence Greater on Conserved Lands?
Committee Chair: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Robert Vos, Karen Kemp
Abstract | Thesis

Michael Kellison
Address Points and Master Address File: Improving Efficiency in the City of Chino
Advisor: Jordan Hastings | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Yao-Yi Chiang
Abstract | Thesis

Samuel G. Krueger*
Delimiting the PostModern Urban Center: An Analysis of Urban Amenity Clusters in Los Angeles
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: John Wilson, Philip Ethington
Abstract | Thesis

Holly Marie MacGillivray
Spatiotemporal Patterns of Salt and Nutrient Contamination in Los Angeles County’s Groundwater Basins
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Jordan Hastings
Abstract | Thesis

Rachel Rae Miller
Utilizing GIS and Remote Sensing to Determine Sheep Grazing Patterns for Best Practices in Land Management Protocols
Advisor: Flora Paganelli | Committee Members: Travis Longcore, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

Allison Oulton
Community Gardens for Social Capital: A Site Suitability Analysis in Akron, Ohio
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Darren Ruddell, Katsuhiko Oda
Abstract | Thesis

Eric N. Peña
Using Census Data, Urban Land-Cover Classification, and Dasymetric Mapping to Measure Urban Growth of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Advisor: Tarek Rashed | Committee Members: Jordan Hastings, Flora Paganelli
Abstract | Thesis

Alexander J. Schultz
The Role of GIS in Asset Management: Integration at the Otay Water District
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: John Wilson, Karen Kemp
Abstract | Thesis

Andrew L. Stickney
Improving the Communication of Water Allocation Decisions Using Interactive Maps
Advisor: Robert Vos | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Darren Ruddell
Abstract | Thesis

2011

Kevin Kelly
Different Geographical Representations of Middle America
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Karen Kemp, Robert Vos
Abstract | Thesis

Ronald G. Lehman
Concentrated Solar Thermal Facilities: A GIS Approach for Land Planning
Advisor: Karen Kemp | Committee Members: Jennifer Swift, Daniel Goldberg
Abstract | Thesis

2010

Teri L. Mooney
Predicting Hydromantes Shastae Occurrences in Shasta County, California
Advisor: John Wilson | Committee Members: Travis Longcore, Jennifer Swift
Abstract | Thesis