Appendix D
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

JOHN C.ANTENUCCI

Mr. Antenucci is an engineer, planner, and management consultant who specializes in the technical and institutional issues concerned with management of diverse geographic information. In 1979, he founded PlanGraphics, Inc., an independent multidisciplinary consulting firm, based in Frankfort, Kentucky, that designs and implements geographic information systems and automated mapping and facilities management systems. He has designed solutions for governmental agencies, states, municipal governments, utilities, and private enterprises across the nation and overseas. His professional expertise is frequently solicited for executive management consultations, presentations to elected officials at all levels of government, and personal contact with thousands of individuals interested or involved in the technology. Equally comfortable with management and technical issues, Mr. Antenucci has led the introduction of many technical innovations. He received both a bachelor’s (1969) and master’s (1970) degree in civil engineering from Catholic University and has taken postgraduate studies in city and regional planning. He is a member of the board of directors of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and is active in AM/FM International, among other professional organizations.

JOHN D.BOSSLER

Dr. Bossler, formerly a rear admiral with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), became director of the Center for Mapping at Ohio State University on January 1, 1989. He is responsible for managing the NASA-sponsored Center for the Commercial Development of Space, initiating activities in the area of geographic information systems, and advising under-



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Spatial Data Needs: The Future of the National Mapping Program Appendix D BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS JOHN C.ANTENUCCI Mr. Antenucci is an engineer, planner, and management consultant who specializes in the technical and institutional issues concerned with management of diverse geographic information. In 1979, he founded PlanGraphics, Inc., an independent multidisciplinary consulting firm, based in Frankfort, Kentucky, that designs and implements geographic information systems and automated mapping and facilities management systems. He has designed solutions for governmental agencies, states, municipal governments, utilities, and private enterprises across the nation and overseas. His professional expertise is frequently solicited for executive management consultations, presentations to elected officials at all levels of government, and personal contact with thousands of individuals interested or involved in the technology. Equally comfortable with management and technical issues, Mr. Antenucci has led the introduction of many technical innovations. He received both a bachelor’s (1969) and master’s (1970) degree in civil engineering from Catholic University and has taken postgraduate studies in city and regional planning. He is a member of the board of directors of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and is active in AM/FM International, among other professional organizations. JOHN D.BOSSLER Dr. Bossler, formerly a rear admiral with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), became director of the Center for Mapping at Ohio State University on January 1, 1989. He is responsible for managing the NASA-sponsored Center for the Commercial Development of Space, initiating activities in the area of geographic information systems, and advising under-

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Spatial Data Needs: The Future of the National Mapping Program graduate students in the surveying program. A native of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, he received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He then began his 27-year career with NOAA. During this time, Bossler earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in geodetic science from Ohio State and rose to the position of director of Charting and Geodetic Services. He has been active in many scientific and professional societies. Currently, he is president of AM/FM International and a member of the board of directors for the National Center for Geographic Information Analysis. He is past president of the Geodesy Section of the American Geophysical Union and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. DAVID J.COWEN Dr. Cowen is a professor of geography and the director of the Humanities and Social Sciences Computer Laboratory at the University of South Carolina. He has been actively involved in spatial data handling for more than 20 years. He currently directs the GIS program at the University of South Carolina. He has served as chairman of the Association of American Geographers’ GIS Specialty Group and the South Carolina Mapping Advisory Committee. He is currently a member of the editorial board of The American Cartographer and The International Journal of Geographical Information Systems. He also is the United States delegate to the International Geographical Union’s Commission on GIS. Dr. Cowen earned his BA (1966) and MA (1968) degrees at the State University of New York at Buffalo and his PhD (1971) at Ohio State University. JOHN E.ESTES Dr. Estes is a professor of geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research focuses on remote sensing, image analysis, applications of geographic information systems, and the design of knowledge-based systems utilizing artificial intelligence concepts. He has conducted research for NASA, NOAA, DOD, USGS, and USDA in these areas. He has consulted widely for public agencies, international organizations, and private industry. He has recently been assisting NASA in the design of the data systems for the proposed Earth Observing System (Eos). Dr. Estes has co-authored and edited chapters 14–19 in Manual of Remote Sensing, He also edited Remote Sensing Techniques for Environmental Analysis; and co-authored a textbook on Geographic Information Systems: An Introduction. Dr. Estes received an AB from San Diego State College in 1962 and a PhD from UCLA in 1969. THOMAS C.FINNIE During many years as a full-time civilian employee with the Department of Defense, Mr. Finnie helped organize the Defense Mapping Agency and then worked as its deputy director for management and technology from 1972 to 1974. From 1953 to 1962, he was chief of the production and distribution plant of the U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Chart and Information Center (ACIC); from 1962 to 1972, he was the technical director of ACIC. Since 1974, Mr. Finnie has provided consulting services in system engineering and management for several organizations involved with large defense programs. He has a BS in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky and an MS in business administra-

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Spatial Data Needs: The Future of the National Mapping Program tion from George Washington University and is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He currently resides in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. ROBERT D.JOHNSON Mr. Johnson is the manager of the Land Data Services division at Petroleum Information Corporation (PI), Denver, Colorado. He has been involved in all aspects of mineral title examination since 1974. Mr. Johnson has held a host of positions with oil, gas, geothermal, and mining companies. He has four years of experience as a land surveyor. In his current position, he has designed new data accumulation and abstracting procedures for the automation of PI’s existing lease ownership map products. He has also designed PI’s Land Data Management System (LDM). The LDM system allows for the standard collection, abstracting, and entry of oil and gas lease information and surface ownership data into a mainframe data base for GIS applications. Mr. Johnson’s education includes three years of geology at the University of Wyoming and mining law at the Rocky Mountain Law Foundation. HENRY PEREZ Mr. Perez has over 30 years of experience in mapping activities and is currently vice president for Cartographic Operations of the H.M.Gousha Company in Comfort, Texas. He specializes in information gathering, storage, retrieval, and graphic display of information, through the publication of maps, charts, guides, directories, and special publications. Mr. Perez’s experience also includes cartographic activities with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Perez was active with the Mapping Science Committee through May 1989, when he resigned because of increased business commitments. BARBARA B.PETCHENIK Throughout her professional career Barbara Bartz Petchenik has integrated scholarly research interests in the nature of spatial knowledge and mapping with active participation in commercial cartography. She is currently a senior sales representative for Cartographic Services, R.R.Donnelley & Sons Company, and has been providing publishers in a wide variety of fields with high-quality custom mapping capability and professional counsel since 1975. From 1970 to 1975 she was cartographic editor, Atlas of Early American History, and from 1964 to 1970 was cartographic editor and staff consultant in research and design for World Book Encyclopedia. She holds a BS degree in chemistry, and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin in cartography and educational psychology (1961, 1964, and 1969, respectively). She is co-author of The Nature of Maps (with Arthur H.Robinson) and has contributed more than 50 articles, reviews, and essays to the professional literature, specializing in topics in map design, education, cognitive psychology and human factors, and (most recently) computer-assisted vehicle navigation and IVHS. She is active in ACA, ACSM, AAG, and ICA, having (among other things) served on the U.S. National Committee for the International Geographical Union, as chair of the U.S. National Committee for the International Cartographic Association, and on the editorial board of The American Cartographer. She also sits on the Committee for Automotive Navigational Aids, Society of Automotive Engineers.

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Spatial Data Needs: The Future of the National Mapping Program HUGO F.THOMAS Dr. Thomas is currently the bureau chief of environmental services in the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Since 1972, he has been responsible for developing and managing the Natural Resources Center, a central office for all Connecticut natural resource map and file information. As the Connecticut state geologist, he is the primary cooperator for the National Mapping, Geologic, and Water Resources Divisions of the U.S. Geological Survey. This unique integration has enabled Dr. Thomas to direct these and other federal resource data collection programs, in Connecticut, toward a common statewide data base for the user community. In 1985 he established the Connecticut Geographic Information System Center to further this data integration and use. Dr. Thomas chaired a September 1988 symposium, GIS: Integrating Technology and Geoscience Applications, that was co-sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, the USGS, and the AASG. He was awarded in 1988 the John Wesley Powell Award by the USGS, its most prestigious award for nonfederal scientists in enhancing the application of earth sciences to public needs. Dr. Thomas holds a PhD (1964) in geology from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and taught at the University of Connecticut from 1963 to 1972. CHARLES DANA TOMLIN Dr. Tomlin holds a joint position as an associate professor of landscape architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and as a professor at the Center for Mapping, Ohio State University. He has been involved in the development and application of cartographic modeling techniques and map overlay languages, which provide a conceptual foundation for geographic modeling applications. He is also the author of the Map Analysis Package (MAP), a geographic information system. Dr. Tomlin received an MA (1975) in landscape architecture at Harvard University, an MA (1978) in philosophy at Yale University, and a PhD in landscape architecture at Yale in 1983. THOMAS J.WILBANKS Dr. Wilbanks has spent more than two decades in positions involving mapping science and geographical analysis. From 1969 to 1977, he served on the geography faculties at Syracuse University and the University of Oklahoma, chairing the department at Oklahoma. Since 1977, he has been a senior planner, administrator, and since 1987, corporate fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is a major producer and user of geographical data and computer graphics. He is the author or co-author of 5 books and about 60 published papers. He has served on a wide variety of national panels and committees and is currently the vice-chairman of the U.S. National Committee for the International Geographical Union. Dr. Wilbanks received his BA degree in social science from Trinity University in 1960 and his MA and PhD (1969) degrees in geography from Syracuse University.