Ph.D. Geography, Waterloo, Canada, 2000
M.A. Geography, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1991
B.A. Geography (Economics Minor), Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, 1987
Professor Feick's research focuses broadly on the application of spatial information technology to assist decision making and public participation in land management and planning. His current research centres on Web 2.0 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools that facilitate citizen involvement in planning through spatially referenced forms of community dialogue, spatial decision aiding methods such as GIS-based multi-criteria analysis, and Web-based spatial data visualization methods for assessing urban scale climate change impacts as well as adaptation and mitigation alternatives.
- Integrating social media, geospatial information, and sentiment analysis for the analysis of acute and chronic stress in urban environments (SSHRC, C. Robertson PI)
- How the Geospatial Web 2.0 is Reshaping Government-Citizen Interactions (SSHRC, R. Sieber PI) www.geothink.ca
- Strengthening the local climate change visioning process for community decision-making (deputy leader, Geomatics for Informed Decisions - GEOIDE, 2009-2012)
- Promoting sustainable communities through participatory spatial decision support (PI, GEOIDE , 2005-2009)
- ECOGEO: Development of an evaluation model of social and economic impacts for geomatics (co-investigator, GEOIDE, 2007-2009)
- Developing interactive mechanisms for establishing community value based cultural heritage landscape conservation policies (co-investigator, SSHRC, 2005-2008)
- Assessing spatial information technology for public participation in local land use planning (P.I., SSHRC, 2004-2007)
- The Waterloo spatial decision support lab (Ontario Innovation Trust, Canada Foundation for Innovation, 2002-2006)
Contact Robert Feick for more information on research opportunities.
Graduate student supervision
|Number of students currently supervising/co-supervising||Total number of student supervisions/co-supervisions|
- Zhang, S. and Feick, R. 2016 Understanding public opinions from geosocial media. International Journal of Geo-Information. 5(6). http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijgi5060074
- Robertson, C. and Feick, R. 2015. Bumps and bruises in the digital skins of cities. Cartography and GIScience. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15230406.2015.1088801
- Feick, R. and Robertson, C. 2015. Identifying locally- and globally-distinctive urban place descriptors from heterogeneous user-generated content. In Advances in Spatial Data Handling and Analysis (pp. 51-63). Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19950-4_4
- Lawrence, H., Robertson, C. and Feick, R. 2015. Identifying optimal spatial extent of VGI data for analysis based on predefined quality metrics. In Advances in Spatial Data Handling and Analysis (pp. 65-84). Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19950-4_5
- Feick, R. and C. Robertson. 2014. Geographical analysis of geotagged photographs for characterizing urban environments: A multi-scale perspective. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems.
- Danahy, J., R. Wright, J. Mitchell, and R. Feick. 2013. Exploring Ways to Use 3D Urban Models to Visualize Multi-Scalar Climate Change Data and Mitigation Change Models for e-Planning. International Journal of E-Planning Research 2(2): 1-17.
- Feick, R and R. Roche. 2012. “Understanding the value of VGI”, In D. Sui, S. Elwood, and M. Goodchild (eds.), Crowdsourcing Geographic Knowledge, pgs. 15-29, New York: Springer.
- Feick, R. 2010. “Spatial Multicriteria Evaluation”, in B. Wharf (ed.), Encyclopedia of Geography, Sage.
- Hall, B., R. Chipeniuk, R. Feick, M. Leahy, and V. Deparday. 2010. Community-based production of geographic information using open source software and Web 2.0. International Journal of Geographic Information Science 24(5): 761-781.
- Feick, R. and V. Deparday. 2010. Evaluating selected visualisation methods for exploring VGI. Geomatica 64(4): 427-437.