Nicholas Chrisman

Professor (retired)

This site provides access to a snapshot of archaic websites, a rather archaeological exercise. Many links are dead, and not fixed. Apologies to all.

Workshops on Data Quality:

  • 23-27 September 2019: Full week Curso Aseguramiento de cualidad de la informacion geoespacial, INEGI, Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • 25 March 2019: Half-day workshop on Data Quality, materials available.
  • Service to the Community

  • Editor of Cartography and Geographic Information Science (a journal published by Taylor and Francis for the Cartography and Geographic Information Society)
  • Previous employment:

  • Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne Australia (now Honorary Professor)
  • Geomatic Sciences, Université Laval, Québec, Canada, currently: professeur associé Centre de recherche en géomatique
  • Scientific Director, GEOIDE Network
  • Research Interests

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in its full complexity- call it geomatics, geospatial sciences or whatever.
  • Algorithms and Data Structures for GIS
  • Time in GIS
  • Error in GIS; Data Quality Assessment
  • Social and Institutional Connections of GIS; Social Construction of GIS
  • Applications of GIS
  • Instruction (resources from the past)

  • At RMIT 2013-2014 Geospatial Sciences (Courses delivered behind a firewall- Blackboard...)
  • Map Projections GEOM 2117
  • GIS Analysis/ SIS 2 GEOM 1044
  • At Laval 2005-2012
  • Seminar for graduate students: SCG 60430 en francais, bien sur!
  • Courses offered 1987-2004 at University of Washington:
  • Winter 2003: Geography 465 - Analytical Cartography
  • Fall 2003: Geography 460 - GIS Analysis
  • Winter 2004: Geography 458 - Map Sources and Errors
  • More about courses offered at University of Washington.
  • Current Projects

    Past projects

  • Computing on the ellipsoid, not flat projections. Result published in IJGIS.
  • Published a book on the history of the Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis (for ESRI Press) Charting the Unknown
  • Geography of Geographic Information
  • Social Construction of GIS:
  • Institute for Teaching Excellence, third annual workshop (2001) in Forks, Washington (ONRC); my proposal, my presentation, results...
  • Olympic Natural Resources Center: Geospatial Data and Metadata Project
  • Second Edition of a GIS textbook: Exploring GIS

  • Who is this Nick Chrisman? | Publications: a GIS textbook: Exploring GIS | Charting the Unknown | Historical (web-based) Presentations | Current collaborators and students | Disquistion on Web Style for this site| So it is pictures you want? a gratuitous GIF

    The pages referenced below here are updated on varying cycles (most content is rather historical, therefore frozen in its past state, with all manner of dead links), this page last changed 20 September 2019