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Northwest Missouri State University


Student Research

Thesis in Progress | Thesis Completed

Thesis in Progress

  • Robert Miller.  A GIS Model Identifying High Risk Areas for Drug Crimes within Burlington, Iowa.  Advisor: Dr. Patricia Drews.
  • Michael Wen.  Exploring Spatial Analysis Capabilities in Google Maps Mashup Using Google Fusion Tables: A Case Study in Land Lease Data Retrieval.  Advisor: Dr. Yanfen Le.
  • Brandon Fulcher.  Photo-voltaic Energy System Siting Efficiency in Boone County, Missouri.  Advisor: Dr. Yanfen Le.
  • David Griffith.  Using GIS to Assess the Spatial Data Quality of Mapped Underground Utilities, A Case Study: Leavenworth, Kansas.  Advisor:  Dr. Patricia Drews.
  • Joan Steurer.  Effects of Population Density on the Urban Heat Island.  Advisor:  Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Daniel Burk.  A Predictive Model for Fossil Localities in the Early Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA.  Advisor:  Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Edwin Falconer.  Identification of Salt Cedar Locations with High Resolution Satellite Imagery in Tularosa Basin, New Mexico.  Advisor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Lezlee Johnson.  Implementing a Community Forestry GIS.  Advisor: Dr. Patricia Drews.
  • Michael Winn.  A Road Network Shortest Path Analysis Applying Time-Varying Travel-Time Costs for Emergency Response Vehicle Routing, Davis County, Utah.  Advisor:  Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Dinah Morris.  Wind Energy Development:  A GIS Case Study Offshore Virginia.  Advisor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Tara Kempen.  Determining New Station Locations for the MetroLink in the St. Louis Area.  Advisor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Brian Kurinsky.  Power Line Mapping and Vegetation Analysis:  An Effective Use of LiDAR Data to Make Important Decisions concerning Electric Reliability.  Advisor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Ami Pate.  A Habitat Model and Habitat Use Analysis for Endangered Sonoran Pronghorn in NW Sonora, Mexico.  Advisor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Rex Peacock.  Accuracy Assessment of Supervised and Unsupervised Classification Using Landsat Imagery of Little Rock, Arkansas.  Advisor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Ben McConville.  Applying GIS in Forecasting Traffic Density:  A Case Study in Traffic Volume Sampling for Predictive Modeling on Local Streets.  Advisor: Dr. Yanfen Le.
  • David Jeffers.  An Analysis of Development Patterns over Time in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.  Advisor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Kyle Gallagher.  An Automated Approach for Calculating Environmental Impacts of Transmission Line Construction Using Python.  Advisor: Dr. Yanfen Le.
  • Kari Craun.  A Comparison of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) Collected in Rural Areas to VGI Collected in Urban and Suburban Areas of the United States.  Advisor: Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Richard Rahe.  A Geographic Database for the Monitoring and Review of Prehistoric Mounds in Boone, Callaway, and Cole Counties of Missouri.  Advisor: Dr. Yanfen Le.
  • Mark Corbalis.  A Method for Estimating the Value of Farmland Development Easements in New Jersey.  Advisor:  Dr. Patricia Drews.
  • Tod Chee.  ArcGIS Data Model for Disease Monitoring of Captive Animal Populations.  Advisor:  Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Anne Wooden.  Developing a Tornado Likelihood Model for Michigan through Spatial Analysis.  Advisor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Charles Shoemaker.  Habitat Suitability Model for Pacific Fisher in a Portion of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California.  Advisor: Dr. Yanfen Le.
  • Arturo Botello.  Predicting the Region's Growth with a Simple Land Use Model:  Forecasting Future Land Uses Based on Existing Trends in the Laredo, Texas Metropolitan Area.  Advisor: Dr. Yanfen Le.
  • Michael Rhoads. Using Landsat Imagery and a Supervised Classification Methodology for Monitoring Land Cover Change in Berks County, Pennsylvania.  Advisor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Karyl Fuller. Is Vermont an Endangered Place? Looking at Efficacy of Vermont's Land Use Regulations, Act 250 and Act 200, on High-Growth Towns, 1970-2005. Advisor: Dr. Gregory Haddock.
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Thesis Completed

Full-text on-line theses are available from Northwest's Library web pages