Research on GIS, Open Data, and Mobile Technology

  1. May 8, 2019New Publication: Challenges in the adoption of crisis crowdsourcing and social media in Canadian emergency management

    Congrats to former GEM masters student Sara Harrison (now pursuing a PhD at Massey University, NZ) for her recent publication of a chapter of her MES thesis in the leading international journal of government/information studies - Government Information Quarterly.

  2. Apr. 23, 2019New Publication: Analysis of a below-water aggregate mining case study in Ontario, Canada using values-centric online citizen participation

    Congrats to PhD Candidate Simone Philpot for her latest publication in The Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

  3. Apr. 1, 2019Research Team Presenting at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting - Washington DC

    Several team members are presenting at this year's Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Washington, DC April 2-7th, 2019. This conference is a great opportunity to share our research with a large community of geographers and get valuable feedback. Here are team members and their sessions:

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Meet our people

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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