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C. Dana Tomlin

Professor of Landscape Architecture; Co-director, Cartographic Modeling Laboratory
Landscape Architecture

Biography

B.S., University of Virginia (1973)
M.L.A., Harvard University (1975)
M.Phil. (1978) and Ph.D. (1983) in Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

Professor Dana Tomlin joined the Faculty in 1991 after having taught at the Ohio State University School of Natural Resources and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. A recipient of the Perkins and Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching, he also serves as a member of the Faculty in City and Regional Planning and teaches as an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Tomlin's teaching and research focus on the development and application of geographic information systems (GIS). He is Founder and Co-Director of Penn's Cartographic Modeling Laboratory, author of GIS and Cartographic Modeling, originator of Map Algebra, and a member of the GIS Hall of Fame.

Work/Research

Development and application of cartographic modeling techniques.

Courses

LARP 741 Modeling Geographical Space, LARP 743 Cartographic Modeling Seminar, LARP 745 Advanced GIS Applications, CPLN 503 Modeling Geographical Objects