Human, Environment and Human-Environment Research Examples using Grounded Visualization

Type: Virtual Paper
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Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 26
Organizers: Christopher Hewitt
Chairs: Christopher Hewitt

Call for Submissions

Human, environment and human-environment interaction studies are interdisciplinary investigations of how people and society more broadly interact with their natural environment, in effect combining human and physical geography (Moran & Brondízio, 2013, p. 2). For many studies, a spatial component in the form of a map or maps forms the basis for the analysis and presentation of the results. With the developments in cartography and data visualization more broadly since the mid-twentieth century however, standalone maps have given way to geovisualization including the display and combination of maps, graphs and diagrams (Tyner, 2014). Geovisualization displays can include qualitative or quantitative data, depict one or many variables, be grayscale or coloured, as well as range from static displays to animated, interactive or multiscaled presentations (Kimerling et al., 2009; Tyner, 2014). From these displays, theories can be derived about humans, the environment and human-environment interactions, a perspective that is termed grounded visualization (Knigge & Cope, 2006).

This session aims to solicit papers on humans, the environment and human-environment interactions that apply a grounded visualization approach to analyze and present their data related to a number of areas, including (but not limited to):

Conservation and Preservation
Extreme Weather Events
Land Use
Resource Management
Urban Development

Interested participants are asked to please send their presentation proposals to: Christopher Hewitt at


Moran, E. F. & Brondízio, E. S. (2013). Introduction to Human-Environment Interactions Research in E. S. Brondízio & E. F. Moran (eds.), Human-Environment Interactions: Current and Future Directions. Springer.

Kimerling, A. J., Buckley, A. R., Muehrcke, P. C., & Muehrcke, J. O. (2009). Map Use: Reading and Analysis (6th ed.). Redlands, CA: ESRI Press.

Knigge, L., & Cope, M. (2006). Grounded Visualization: Integrating the Analysis of Qualitative and Quantitative Data through Grounded Theory and Visualization. Environment and Planning A, 38, 2021-2037.

Tyner, J. A. (2014). Principles of Map Design. New York: The Guildford Press.



Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter James Herries*, Esri, Paths to Meaningful Maps: A Policy Mapping Approach 15 11:10 AM
Presenter Jessica Stoyko*, Miami University, Zoey Scancarello, Miami University, Amélie Y. Davis, Miami University Department of Geography, What best explains the willingness of private residents to plant pollinator beneficial plants: lifestyle, the luxury effect, or population density? 15 11:25 AM
Presenter Hilary Wilson*, CUNY - Graduate Center, From Urban Renewal to Tax Increment Financing: Mapping the Financialization and Spatial Politics of Redevelopment in Post-Industrial Milwaukee 15 11:40 AM
Presenter Danlin Yu*, Montclair State University, Nicolas Procopio, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, A dynamic simulation of land use/land cover changes and secondary production of nekton in the Wading River Wetland Complex, NJ 15 11:55 AM
Presenter Igor Okunev*, MGIMO University, Geopolitical Atlas of the Modern World: Cartograms Modeling, Multidimensional Scaling and Determination of Local Indicators of Spatial Autocorrelation in World Politics 15 12:10 PM

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