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Jordan Hastings

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-1291
Office: PO BOX 13166

Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Sketch

I consider myself a computational geographer, a moniker which spans computer algorithms, database management, geographic information systems, scientific modeling, cartography and visualization. I am also an experienced project manager, having led numerous database and GIS/mapping activities for government and industry sponsors. My current research focuses on gazetteers, geological maps, and data stewardship in the geosciences generally.


Ph.D. Geography, University of California Santa Barbara, 9/2009
M.S. Geography, University of Nevada, Reno, 12/1998
M.S. Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, 12/1974
B.S. Mathematics, University of San Francisco, 6/1970

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

I am a computational geographer, working at the intersection of computer science and geography on topics that span databases, geographic information systems, cartography and visualization.

Research Specialties

gazetteers, geologic maps, scientific data management
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