Landscape Architecture

photo of Dana Tomlin

C. Dana Tomlin

Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture


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

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.


Development and application of cartographic modeling techniques.


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

Work and Research