Tribute: Collaborative Reflections on Dr. Harold Moellering’s Contributions to Cartography and GIScience

A tribute session entitled, Collaborative Reflections on Dr. Harold Moellering’s Contributions to Cartography and GIScience, was convened at International Cartographic Conference 2017 on the afternoon of Thursday July 6, 2017.

HalMoelleringToTributeProf Harold Moellering presenting his ‘final words’ at the tribute session

Colleagues, friends, family and former students gathered to reflect on decades of cartography and GIScience scholarly contributions made by Professor Harold Moellering to the realms of analytical cartography, spatial data standards, cartographic visualization, and spatial data infrastructure. Tim Nyerges, Professor, University of Washington, moderated a panel discussion among, Keith Clarke, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, Robin Fegeas, Geographer, US Geological Survey, retired, A Jon Kimerling, Professor, Oregon State University, retired, Antony Cooper, Principal Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and Bengt Rystedt, Professor, University of Gavle, retired. Panelists discussed contributions within the four realms while synthesizing views among the realms. Members of the audience contributed their personal perspectives. Hal was provided an opportunity for ‘final words’, filling in the interpretation gaps as needed. A reception followed the panel session enabling participants to imbibe in food and drink while reminiscing and continuing the reflective conversation. Event sponsors were the University of Washington’s Dept of Geography, Arizona State University’s Dept of Geographic Sciences and Urban Planning, The Ohio State University’s Dept of Geography, the Cartography and Geographic Information Science Society, and the ICA Commission on Spatial Data Infrastructure and Standards.