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Dan Jacobson

  • Associate Professor

Research Interests

Dan?s ongoing research is in developing multi-sensory access to GIS based systems to facilitate ease of access for novel users, for non-visual users and to extended opportunities for advanced users to collect, mine, validate and explore digital representations of geographic space.

Publications

Jacobson, D. (2012) ?Geography of Disability.? In Oxford Bibliographies in Geography. Ed. Barney Warf. New York: Oxford University Press, online at http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com

Holden, W. N. Jacobson, R.D. (2012) Mining and Natural Hazard Vulnerability in the Philippines: Digging to development or digging to disaster? Anthem Press: London, New York, Delhi, pp. 286

Rice, M.T., Aburizaiza, A.O, Jacobson,R.D, Shore , B.M., and Paez. F I.  (2012). Supporting Accessibility for Blind and Vision-impaired People With a Localized Gazetteer and Open Source Geotechnology. Transactions in GIS 16 (2):177-190. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9671.2012.01318.x

Rice, M.T.,  Hammill, W.C., Aburizaiza, A.O., Schwarz, S., and Jacobson,R.D. (2011)
Integrating User-contributed Geospatial Data with assistive Geotechnology Using a localized Gazetteer, Advances in Cartography and GIScience.Volume 1, 279-291 

Holden, W. N. and Jacobson, R.D. (2011) Ecclesial Opposition to Nonferrous Metals Mining in Guatemala and the Philippines: Neoliberalism Encounters the Church of the Poor. In Brunn S. (ed.) Engineering Earth, Volume 3 pp 383-411, Springer Netherlands.

Holden, W., Nadeau, K., and Jacobson, R.D.  (2011) Exemplifying Accumulation By Dispossession: Mining And Indigenous Peoples In The Philippines.
Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography 93 (2), 141-161

Simonnet, M., Vieilledent, and Tisseau, J. (2011) Comparing Tactile Maps and Haptic Digital Representations of a Maritime Environment. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 105 (4), 222-234.

Jacobson, R.D and Holden, W.N.  (2010) The Roman Catholic Church: committed to the poor in Guatemala. The Canadian Geographer / Le G´eographe canadien, 54 (3), 378-380. DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-0064.2009.00295_2.x 

Jacobson, R.D. (2010) Non-Visual Geographies In: Warf, B. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Geography, Sage: London

Jacobson, R.D. (2010) Tactile maps, In: Goldstein, B. (ed) Encyclopedia of Perception, pp.950-952. Sage: London

Simonnet, M., Vieilledent, S., Jacobson, D. and Tisseau, J. (2010) The assessment of non visual maritime cognitive maps of a blind sailor: a case study, Journal of Maps, v2010, 289-301. 10.4113/jom.2010.1087.

Simonnet, M., Vieilledent, S., Jacobson, D. and Tisseau, J. (2010) Published Map. In Simonnet, M., Vieilledent, S., Jacobson, D. and Tisseau, J. (2010) The assessment of non visual maritime cognitive maps of a blind sailor: a case study, Journal of Maps, v2010, 289-301. 10.4113/jom.2010.1087.

Simonnet, M., Jacobson, R.D., Vieilledent,S., and Tisseau, J. (2009) SeaTouch: A Haptic and Auditory Maritime Environment for Non Visual Cognitive Mapping of Blind Sailors. In K. Stewart Hornsby et al. (Eds.): COSIT 2009, LNCS 5756, pp. 212?226, 2009. Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg. 

Jacobson R. D. (2009) Haptic or Touch-Based Knowledge. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 5, pp. 13?18. Oxford Elsevier

Jacobson, R.D.  (2009) Naturalistic Testing, In: In: Kitchin, R., Thrift, N (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 7, pp. 269-274. Oxford: Elsevier. 

Potestio M.L., Patel A.B., Powell C.D., McNeil D.A. Jacobson R.D. and McLaren L. (2009) Is there an association between spatial access to parks/green space and childhood overweight/obesity in Calgary, Canada? International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 6:77 doi:10.1186/1479-5868-6-77

Jacobson, R.D., Simonnet, M., Vieilledent, S. and Tisseau, J. (2009) Can Virtual Reality Provide Digital Maps To Blind Sailors? A Case Study. Proceedings of the International Cartographic Congress, 15-21 November 2009, Santiago, Chile. 10pp.

Jacobson, R.D. (2009) Beyond Tactile Maps: Towards ontologies for future research. Published Abstract Proceedings of the International Cartographic Congress, 15-21 November 2009, Santiago, Chile.

Jacobson, R.D and Holden, W.N.  (2010) The Roman Catholic Church: committed to the poor in Guatemala. The Canadian Geographer / Le G´eographe canadien, 54 (3), 378-380. DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-0064.2009.00295_2.x

Holden, W.N. and Jacobson, R.D. (2009) Ecclesial Opposition to Nonferrous Mining in Guatemala? Neoliberalism Meets the Church of the Poor in a Shattered Society. The Canadian Geographer / Le G´eographe canadien, 53 (2), 145-164.

Stewart, E. Jacobson, R.D. and Draper D.  (2008) Public participation geographic information systems (PPGIS): challenges of implementation in Churchill, Manitoba. The Canadian Geographer / Le G´eographe canadien, 52(3), 351?366.

Holden, W.N. and Jacobson, R.D. (2008). ?Civil Society Opposition to Nonferrous Metals Mining in Guatemala.? Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 19 (4): 325-350.

Holden, W. N. and Jacobson, R.D. (2007) Mining Amid Armed Conflict: Nonferrous Metals Mining in the Philippines, The Canadian Geographer / Le G´eographe canadien, 51(4), 475-500.

Holden, W. N., Jacobson, R.D, and Moran, K, (2007) Civil Society opposition to nonferrous metals mining in Montana, Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 18(3) 266-292.

MacVeigh, R. and Jacobson, R.D. (2007) Implementing Auditory Icons in Raster GIS, Proceedings of the 13th InternationalConference on Auditory Display, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 530-535.

Holden, W. N. Jacobson, R.D (2007) Ecclesial Opposition to Nonferrous Metals Mining in the Philippines: Neoliberalism Encounters Liberation Theology. Asian Studies Review, 31(2), 133-154. 

Holden, W. N. Jacobson, R.D. (2007) Ecclesial Opposition to Mining on Mindanao: Neoliberalism Encounters the Church of the Poor in the Land of Promise, Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion, 11(2), 155-202.

Jacobson, R. D. (2006) Behavioral Geography. In: Warf, B. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Sage: London. pp 17-18. Invited

Jacobson, R. D. (2006) Cartography. In: Warf, B. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Sage: London. pp 28-29. Invited

Jacobson, R. D. (2006) Disability, geography of. In: Warf, B. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Sage: London. pp. 109-111. Invited

Jacobson, R. D. (2006) Mental Maps. In: Warf, B. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Sage: London. pp. 299-301. Invited

Holden, W. N. and Jacobson, R.D (2006) Mining Amid Decentralization: Local Governments and Mining in the Philippines. Natural Resources Forum, 30, 188-198.

Jacobson, R.D., and Sam, K. (2006) Multimodal Web-GIS: Augmenting Map Navigation and Spatial Data Visualization with Voice Control, AutoCarto 2006, June 26-28, Electronic Proceedings.

Golledge, R.G., Rice, M., and Jacobson, R.D. (2006) Multimodal Interfaces for Representing and Accessing Geospatial Information. In: Rana, S. and Sharma, J. (eds.) Frontiers of Geographic Information Technology. Springer-Verlag: Berlin & New York, pp 181-208.

Rice, M., Jacobson, R.D., Golledge, R.G., and Jones, D. (2005) Design Considerations for Haptic and Auditory Map Interfaces. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 32 (4), 381-391.

Golledge, R.G., Rice, M., and Jacobson, R.D. (2005) A Commentary on the Use of Touch for Accessing On-Screen Spatial Representations: The Process of Experiencing Haptic Maps and Graphics. The Professional Geographer, 57 (3). 339-349.

Jacobson, R.D. (2004) Haptic Soundscapes: Developing novel multi-sensory tools to promote access to geographic information. In: Janelle,D., Warf, B., and Hansen, K (eds.) WorldMinds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 problems. Kluwer: Dordrecht, pp 99-103.

Biography:

Dan Jacobson joined the MGIS program within the Department of Geography in 2003. Dan completed B.Sc. (Hons.) degrees in Geography and Topographic Science in 1992 at the University of Wales, Swansea. During this period he worked as a land surveyor in London, and later as a GIS consultant in Aberystwyth, Wales. He began his Ph.D. fieldwork in Belfast Northern Ireland, and later at the University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB). While at UCSB he coordinated an interdisciplinary group of researchers from Departments of Geography, Computer Science, Psychology, Engineering and Music to investigate multi-sensory access to geo-spatial information. His Ph.D. was awarded in 2000 from Queen?s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, titled Geographies of Blindness: Learning, reading and communicating geographic space. In 1999 he was a U.S. Department of Education, National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Mary E. Switzer fellow. He was previously an Assistant Professor in the department of Geography at Florida State University.
Photograph of Dan Jacobson

Degrees

  • PhD - Geographies of Blindness
    Belfast, 2000
  • BSc (Hons) - Geography and Topographic Science
    Swansea, 1992

Students

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