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  • Stephanie Canady.  June 2020.  City of Auburn Planning: An Efficient Geodatabase Design.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews.
  • Clare Kreitzman.  June 2020.  Geodatabase Design for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District Real Estate Office.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews.
  • Scott Sandersfield.  June 2020.  Designing a Geospatial Template for Assessing the Proper Use of the Intelligence Cycle.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews. 
  • Caitlyn Verret.  April 2020.  GIS and Project Management: Rethinking How Projects Are Managed and GIS Implementation.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews.
  • Jonathan Harley.  March 2020.  Mapping Crime in Kansas City: A Story Map Analyzing the Effects of the Kansas City No Violence Alliance and Current Crime Trends in the City.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Joshua Jones.  December 2019.  GIS Project Management Approach for Implementation of GIS for Planning Organizations.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews.
  • Bruce De Witt.  October 2019.  A Sample GIS Website for Park Outreach.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Robert Chris Handly.  October 2019.  Costliest Weather Disasters of 2018: A Story Map Project.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Dustin McGrew.  July 2019.  Designing a Geodatabase Template for Barrier Island Surveys.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews.
  • Jared Suchan.  July 2019.  Iowa Department of Natural Resources: A GIS Database Design.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews.
  • Pamela Varney.  July 2019.  Mine Tailing Identification in Southwest Colorado Using Multispectral Imagery. Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • William Graff.  April 2019.  Using GOES Infrared Imagery for Bi-Temporal Change Detection to Reveal Cloud Evolution.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Amanda Sumner.  April 2019.  Using Satellite Imagery and Remote Sensing Methods to Detect Land Cover Classes of Pineapple Fields in North Shore Oahu, Hawai'i.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • William Zopff, III.  March 2019.  The Effects of Human Development on the Aquifer Recharge: A Case Study of Edwards and Trinity Aquifers in Texas.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Mark Mowery.  March 2019.  The Transformations of Chesterfield Valley: A Landsat Imagery Change Detection Study.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Ryan Tietjen.  January 2019.  Development of the Superior National Forest Land Status Website.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Ann Smith.  December 2018.  Geographic Information System Modeling:  Icelandic Watersheds and Glacial Albedo.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Karen Selvy.  November 2018.  Multimodal Transportation Geodatabase Design.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews. 
  • Joseph Nelson.  November 2018.  Optimized Sample Density and Interpolation Techniques for Soil Moisture Data from Irrigated Golf Course Greens.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Joann Smith.  September 2018.  Geodatabase Design for Hosting Sewer Inspections on ArcGIS Online.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews. 
  • Darin Welch.  April 2018.  Enriching the Public Engagement Process Using Geographic Information Systems.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews. 
  • Brian Lomas.  April 2018.  Creating Contours from a Free LIDAR Source.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Kalen Brady.  March 2018.  Using Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus Imagery for Change Detection on Bleached Coral Reefs.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Kristopher Reinertson.  March 2018.  Mapping the Language Gap: A Web Map Comparing the Language Capacity of Civil Legal Aid Providers to Local Language Need.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Kenneth Brookes.  February 2018.  New Connection Expressway Routing Analysis Using the Least Cost Corridor Method in Western Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario, Canada.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Stuart Nolan.  January 2018.  Spatial Analysis of a Dispersed Floodplain Village.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Joseph Riemer.  December 2017.  An Interactive Website Showing U.S. Census Data for the State of Colorado Using ArcGIS Portal.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Elizabeth Lamore.  November 2017.  Geospatial Web Site Development with Curriculum.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Scott Watson.  April 2017.  Modeling Runoff Potential for Johnson Country, Kansas.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Chad Holdsworth.  March 2017.  Legal Issues Facing Local Government GIS Agencies in the Collection and Distribution of GIS Data.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews. 
  • Sophie Cole.  March 2017.  A Study of the City of Surprise, Arizona: Suitability Analysis and Automated Modeling for Future Land Development Activities Using GIS.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Andrea Newbern.  January 2017.  Site Suitability Analysis for Best Location to View the Nighttime Sky in Brevard County.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Diana L. Pope.  December 2016.  Privacy in Geographic Information Systems: Considerations for the GIS Project Manager.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews.
  • Jessica Talley.  December 2016.  Agile Project Management:  Is It the Right Choice?  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews. 
  • George Kipp.  December 2016.  Modeling Smoke Dispersion from Natural Cover Fires in Missouri Using Python in ArcGIS.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu. 
  • Christopher Renna.  December 2016.  Developing a Geodatabase for the Missouri State Historical Preservation Office.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews. 
  • Jeffrey Herzer.  November 2016.  Using Python and XML for Flood Plain Delineation Modeling and Dynamic Inundation Analysis of the Missouri River Valley in Holt County.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • John Owens.  August 2016.  Comparison of Image-based and Ground-based Classification of Rangelands.  Instructor: Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Daniel Hyde.  August 2016. GIS Project Management: Addressing the Knowledge Gap.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews. 
  • Irfan Afsar.  July 2016.  A Story Map of Physical and Economical Impact of Hurricane Sandy on New Jersey State Area.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • George Rosenbaum.  July 2016.  Water Change Detection Analysis of Razzaza Lake, Iraq.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Erin Huston.  May 2016.  Inland Oil Spill Preparedness: Utilizing Python Scripting to Automate Risk Assessment to National Parks.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu. 
  • Lyle Dean Burgher.  April 2016.  Mapping Land Use/Land Cover along the Former Inner German Border in the First Decade after Reunification.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Jaime Ramirez.  April 2016.  The Background of Creating a Webpage Featuring Online Graduate Degree Programs Specializing in GIS&T.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Karyl Fuller.  March 2016.  Appalachia: Image vs. Reality in North Carolina.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Derek Smith.  January 2016.  Methods and Trends in Change Detection.  Instructor: Dr. Yanfen Le. 
  • Timothy Hord, II.  December 2015.  Confronting Uncertainty.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Scott Yeats.  November 2015.  Evaluating Dall's Sheep (Orvis Dalli) Habitat and Potential Climate Effects in Alaska.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu. 
  • Caitlin Prantl.  November 2015.  Utilizing Geographic Information Systems to Visualize Wildfire Risks in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.  Instructor: Dr. Yanfen Le.
  • Jason Dyals.  November 2015.  System Design Considerations for Spatial Data Management.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews. 
  • Stephanie Fagan.  August 2015.  Internet GIS and the Use of Web Mapping Applications in Public Safety.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Timothy Kahmann.  August 2015.  Using GIS for Generalized Airspace Evaluation at the Lee's Summit Airport.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Karen Lowery.  August 2015. An Airport Geodatabase Design.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews. 
  • Stephanie Wojno.  July 2015.  Wind Turbine Site Selection in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, Using Weighted Overlay Analysis.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu. 
  • Aaron Lorenzen.  July 2015.  Predictive Water Line Replacement.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Phillip Lubeck.  July 2015.  Summarizing Forestry Scheme Participation with Python Scripting.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Rick Behrens.  July 2015.  The Use of Web-based Mapping for Viewing and Modification of Variable Rate Application Files for Precision Agriculture.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Jerome Papajohn.  July 2015.  Managing Parks and Recreation with GIS: A Case Study of Jefferson County, West Virginia.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu. 
  • Michael Omohundro.  July 2015.  GIS Data Access and Privacy Issues When Creating the Environmental Impact Statement for the Honolulu Rail Project.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews. 
  • Wendy Cook.  June 2015.  Unaccompanied Minors in Texas and the Need for Mental Health Service Awareness.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Christopher Seals.  June 2015.  A Geodatabase for Airfield Design and Management.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews. 
  • Richard Carlson.  June 2015.  Using Normalized Intensity Values of Panchromatic Imagery for Change Detection Analysis.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Justin Crowther.  April 2015.  Alaska Brown Bear Habitat Suitability Model: State of Alaska.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Timothy Ponce.  March 2015.  An Interoperable Python Framework for Spatial Analysis of Web Service Data in ArcGIS.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Lezlee Johnson.  March 2015.  Using Satellite Data to Detect Change in Western North Dakota.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Brian Gosling.  January 2015.  A Habitat Suitability Analysis for the Peregrine Falcon within the State of Missouri.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu. 
  • Richard Rahe. December 2014.  Development of a Geodatabase for Identifying and Monitoring of Prehistoric Mounds within Missouri.  Instructor: Dr. Yanfen Le. 
  • Paul Vines.  December 2014.  A Suitability Model to Select Land for Participation in a Ground Cover Restoration Program.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Laura Estabrooks.  December 2014. How Historical Tornadoes Affect Funding for Missouri Safe Rooms. Instructor: Dr. Yanfen Le. 
  • Romina Martinez.  December 2014.  Spatial Distribution of Reportedly Haunted Locations in California.  Instructor: Dr. Yanfen Le.
  • Stephanie Aitchison.  December 2014.  A Technique to Identify Potential High-Risk Encounter Areas between Humans and Black Bear Using Dasymetric Mapping and a Habitat Suitability Index: A Case Study for Virginia Beach City.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Michael Eull.  December 2014.  Detection of Cattail Vegetation Using Remotely Sensed Imagery.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Dinah Morris.  November 2014.  Wind Energy Development: A GIS Case Study Offshore.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Ami Pate.  November 2014. A Habitat Suitability Model and Habitat Use Analysis for Sonoran Pronghorn in NW Sonora, Mexico.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Matthew Schoenfelder.  November 2014.  Examining and Quantifying Advantages of Regional Planning Commission-Managed GIS Projects.  Instructor: Dr. Patricia Drews.
  • Andrew Elliott.  November 2014.  Using LANDSAT-8 Imagery to Assess Damage from the May 20, 2013 Tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Eric Redmond.  November 2014.  Vegetation Change Detection of the Effects of the Yellowstone Fires of 1988.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Erin Clark.  October 2014.  Estimating Soil Erosion Rates Using Rusle, GIS, and Remote Sending in the Meramec River Watershed, Missouri, USA.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung.
  • Anne Wooden Elias. October 2014.  Developing a Tornado Likelihood Model for Michigan through Spatial Analysis.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu. 
  • Matthew MacDonald.  September 2014.  Joplin Missouri 2011 Tornado Impact Analysis Using Multispectral Imagery Change Detection.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu.
  • Philip Marley.  September 2014.  Using GIS to Compare Home-Range in Female Gopher Tortoises Based on Radio-Telemetry and Long-Term Recapture Studies.  Instructor: Dr. Ming-Chih Hung. 
  • Benedict McConville.  September 2014.  Applying GIS in Forecasting Traffic Density: A Case Study in Traffic Volume Sampling for Predictive Modeling on Local Streets.  Instructor: Dr. Yanfen Le. 
  • Kristen Denny.  May 2013.  Hurricane Tracker: A GIS Tool.  Instructor: Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu. 

Theses

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