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Michael DeMers

  • Professor
  • New Mexico State University
  • 38PublicationsNumber of items in Michael's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 33Followers

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  • Geospatial Technology in Geography Education

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  • The future role of GIS education in creating critical spatial thinkers

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Professional experience


New Mexico State University

August 2011 - Present

Associate Professor

New Mexico State University

August 1997 - August 2011(14 years)

Assistant Professor

New Mexico State University

July 1993 - August 1997(4 years)


Dr. DeMers is Professor of Geography specializing in Geographic Information Science, Landscape Ecology, and Geographic Education. DeMers is the winner of the 2010 Anderson Medal of Honor in Applied Geography awarded by the Applied Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). He holds positions as Vice President External Relations of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), GIS Section Editor of Geography Compass, Chair of the Anderson Selection Committee (AAG), Alliance Coordinator of the New Mexico Geographic Alliance, and is a member of the board of the Applied Geography Conferences. He has published over fifty articles and four texts on geographic information systems two of which have been translated into Russian, Simple Chinese, and Arabic. His current educational research focuses on geogaming, geodesign, and the use of immersive virtual worlds as ways of both exploring GIScience and creating new tools for both learning and practicing geography. He also does research in land classification with special emphasis on the nature, methods, and accuracy assessment of land classification boundaries.

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