E. Lynn Usery

E. Lynn Usery
U.S. National Committee to ICA, Chair

Center of Excellence for
Geospatial Information Science
U.S. Geological Survey
1400 Independence Rd
Rolla, MO 65401

usery@usgs.gov

E. Lynn Usery is a Research Geographer and Director of the Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Previously, he was a professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he taught cartography and geographic information systems (GIS) and helped establish GIS certificate programs. Prior to his academic work, Dr. Usery was a cartographer and geographer for the USGS from 1977 to 1988 focusing on developing automated cartographic production systems and GIS and conducting GIS analysis projects. In addition, he is a former President for the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) and the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS). He was editor of the journal Cartography and Geographic Information Science and is currently the Chair of the U.S. National Committee to the International Cartographic Association. He is a Fellow of CaGIS and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science. He is currently working on ontologies, data models, data integration, and grid computing for The National Map and involved in research in geographic information science, with publications on theoretical aspects of geographic representation, human cognition of geographic phenomena, automatic feature extraction from images, map projections, and visualization, and applications of geographic information science to precision farming, watershed modeling, and water quality. Lynn received his BS in geography from the University of Alabama and MA and Ph.D. degrees in geography from the University of Georgia.