University of Colorado at Boulder

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Faculty

Barbara (Babs) Buttenfield

GIS; Cartographic Generalization; Multi-Scale Databases

Professor of Geography 

GIScience
303-492-3618 Gugg 201d  
Ph.D. University of Washington, 1984

Research Interests

I teach courses in Geographic Information Science, GIS Modeling, Cartography and Information Design. My research interests focus on generalization, understanding the impacts of scale and resolution on data and modeling, representing uncertainty, and designing visualization tools for environmental modeling. I am a Past President of the American Cartographic Association. In 2001, I was named GIS Educator of the Year by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science.

Labs & Facilities

KESDA Ken Erickson Spatial Data Analysis Lab

KESDA Lab is an instructional computer lab with advanced software and hardware used to teach technique (skills) courses in geography.

Meridian Lab

The Meridian Lab is directed by Professor Barbara P. Buttenfield and pursues research to develop and evaluate new software tools for Geographic Information Science. These software tools support...

Recent Courses Include

Fall 2014  GEOG 4103/5103 (4) Intro to Geographic Information Science

Fall 2014  GEOG 4203/5203 (4) GIS Modeling Applications

Spring 2014  GEOG 4103/5103 (4) Intro to Geographic Information Science

Graduate Students

Christopher
Anderson-Tarver
Ph.D.
GIS Science
Mehran
Ghandehari
Ph.D.
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Christopher
Anderson-Tarver
M.A. Alumni
2010
Generalizing a Swamp-Marsh Databaase Using Texture
Mike
Gleason
M.A. Alumni
2012
Modeling Pixel Level Error in Fine-Resolution Digital Elevation Models: A Regression-Based Approach
Jeff
Hamerlinck
Ph.D. Alumni
2011
Planning Support Technology Implementation by Local Governments in the U.S. Mountain West
Mark
Parsons
M.A. Alumni
2010
Data for Modelers - Helping Understand the Climate System
Andrew
Stauffer
M.A. Alumni
2013
Matching Attribute Resolution to Scale: The Effects of Filtering on DEM Resolution
Roland
Viger
Ph.D. Alumni
2011
Comparison of Explicit and Implicit Keywords to Characterize Geographic Information Systems Procedures
Jochen
Wendel
Ph.D. Alumni
2014
An Evaluation of Organization Methods for Data Types Commonly Used in the Geographic Domain