Classifying Twitter Users with the Activity-Context Geography Model

I’ll be presenting a paper cowritten with my advisor, Dr. Yongmei Lu, at the International Conference on Location-Based Social Media in Athens, GA on March 13, 2015. The paper is titled “Classifying Twiter Users with the Activity-Context-Geography Model.” Below is the abstract: This paper reports on an examination of Twitter contributor data using the Activity-Context-Geography…

Texas State Geographic Spring 2014

I’m very pleased to present the inaugural issue of Texas State Geographic, a journal of undergraduate student writing and research in geography. You can read the issue at Scribd. I want to congratulate the authors whose work is presented here. I also want to appreciate those students who submitted articles. Overall, the quality of the…

Story Maps

For my Intro to GIS, my students created Story Maps using ArcGIS Online. Story Maps allow creators to tie images, videos, and maps together with a story line that anyone can follow. Here are some samples (best viewed in Firefox or Google Chrome): Eat San Antonio by David Parr Come and Visit Costa Rica by…

Teaching students to schedule project work

Dan Ariely recently had an “Ask-Me-Anything” (AMA) session on Reddit, and one of his experiments he discussed had results that I think directly relates to my experience with student’s final projects in Intro GIS: [–]bobby_g3 275 points 1 day ago What has been your favorite social experiment to try on a college campus and which experiment has changed…

Thesis: Innovation Diffusion Research in Geographic Information Science Research

My thesis is available at the Digital Collections of Texas State University. Abstract: Geographic Information Science (GIS) researchers analyze digital data to identify spatial patterns quantitatively. Following a similar approach, this thesis research reveals the diffusion dynamics of GIS research through analyzing the field’s publications. A total of 985 GIS journal articles published between 1997 and…