I am an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management (GEM) at the University of Waterloo. My research seeks to understand how governments, citizens, and private companies share information through geospatial technology, including open data, the geoweb, social media, mobile devices, and the process of crowdsourcing.
Lawrence completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo. He has worked with Esri China and the Regional Municipality of York. His research focuses how the open data can benefit community through crowdsourcing, along with creating cartographic visualization with these open data.