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The Mapman
I have been teaching cartography and GIS at BYU since 1997, after receiving my MS and PhD in Geography from SUNY-Buffalo. My research focuses on historical GIS and cartography, figuring out how to use the geographic perspective to better understand the past, especially the history of Utah and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am also very interested in the underlying ontology of geographic information, how we understand and represent the world. And I'm something of a "geo-collector." Once I'm interested in something, I feel the need to map every one of them; I've built GIS datasets of 550 hillside letters, 350 old LDS churches, 7,000 historical LDS wards and branches, I've driven almost every highway in Utah, and so on. Beyond work, I enjoy spending time with my wife Jamie and five children, hiking, and exploring the wonders of this "pretty, great state."
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