Research on GIS, Open Data, and Mobile Technology

  1. June 8, 2018Now hiring: Postdoctoral research associate – Assessing the impact of civic technology

    Applications are now being accepted for a postdoctoral research associate to support current research measuring the value and impact of civic technology, with a specific focus on open data, mobile apps, crowdsourcing, and participatory data creation for use in government. The successful candidate will be invited to co-develop a program of research that advances one or more of these themes, and falls within their area of expertise. This position is full-time, based at the University of Waterloo, with an initial appointment of one year, with potential for extension depending on funding and performance. Salary is competitive, with benefits and a travel/conference stipend.

  2. Sep. 13, 2017Crowdsourcing the Disaster Management CycleHurricane Irma

    Hurricane Irma

  3. Aug. 1, 20172017 Esri User Conference and The Cost(s) of Geospatial Open DataGIS is my super power. Esri.

    I had the amazing opportunity recently to attend the 2017 Esri User Conference (UC) in San Diego, California. The Esri ‘UC’ as it’s known is an annual event that showcases what’s new and hot in the Esri GIS world, and provides a chance for over 16,000 GIS and map nerds to get together, learn from each other, and generally celebrate everything geospatial.

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Associate Professor

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.

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