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Department of Geography

Jeff HamerlinckJeffrey D. Hamerlinck

Senior Research Scientist
Department of Geography, Director, Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center 

Ph.D. Geography, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2011
GISP Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute, 2007;
AICP Certificate, American Institute of Certified Planners, 1998
MA, Planning, University of Wyoming, 1992
BS, Geography, University of North Dakota, 1988 (307) 766-2736 Agriculture Building C, Room 335

Office Hours: 

Monday 3:10-4:50, Friday 1:10-2

Research Interests:

Geographic Information Science - spatial data infrastructures, decision support, and geographic visualization

Planning/Resource Management - planning support systems, land use, landscape ecological planning, regional planning


GEOG 2150: Foundations of Geographic Information Science & Technology (4 cr.)

GEOG 5885: Seminar - Spatial Decision Support Systems (3 cr.)

GEOG 5885 - Readings in Geographic Information Science (1-3 cr.)


Recent Publications:

Book Chapters

Lieske, S.N., R.H. Coupal, J.D. Hamerlinck, D.M. McLeod, and A.M. Scofield. 2013. Planning support systems for fiscally sustainable planning. In: Geertman, S., F. Toppen and J. Stillwell, eds. Planning Support Systems for Sustainable Urban Development. Springer: Berlin: 127-147.

Lieski, S.N.; S. Mullen; and J.D. Hamerlinck. 2009. Enhancing comprehensive planning with public engagement and planning support integration, Chapter 15 in Geertman, S. and J. Stillwell, eds. Planning Support Systems: Best Practice and New Methods. Springer: Berlin: 295-315.

Hamerlinck, J.D., D. Staley, and D. Winters. 2003. Ecosystem Delineation and Information Management Framework, Chapter Two, in Winters et al. Conceptual Framework and Protocols for Conducting Broad Scale Aquatic, Riparian and Wetland Ecological Assessments. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region: Golden, CO: 20-35.


Conference Proceeding Papers

Hamerlinck, J.D. 2013. Case Study Analysis of Planning Support System Implementation in Local Comprehensive Planning. In: Proceedings of CUPUM 2013 – 13th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, Geertman, S., F. Toppen and J. Stillwell, eds. Utrecht, Netherlands, July 2 – 5, 2013. (online)

Lieske, S.N. and J.D. Hamerlinck. 2013. Planning Support System-enabled Multi-scale Energy Facility Siting. In: Proceedings, 2013 Association of European Schools of Planning-Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (AESOP-ACSP) Joint Congress, Planning for Resilient Cities and Regions, Dublin, July 2013. (online)

Hamerlinck, J.D. 2010. Planning Support System Implementation in Rural Local Planning. In: Proceedings, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2010. (online)

Lieske S.N.; K. Lyons; J.D. Hamerlinck; and N. Vock. 2008. GIS-Based Evaluation of Rural Economic Opportunity in Hunchy, Queensland. In the peer reviewed Proceedings of the Queensland Spatial Conference. July 17- 19, Surfer’s Paradise, Qld., Australia. (CDROM)


Journal Articles

Lieske, S.N. and J.D. Hamerlinck. 2013. Planning support systems applications in site planning. Urban Design and Planning, 166: 34-42.

Hamerlinck, J.D.; T.B. Wyckoff; J.R. Oakleaf; and P.L. Polzer. 2010. Cyberinfrastructure for collaborative geologic carbon sequestration research: a conceptual model, Rocky Mountain Geology, 45(2): 163-180.

J.D. Hamerlinck and S.N. Lieske. 2008. Modeling downtown parking requirements with planning support systems in Sheridan, Wyoming. The Western Planner Journal, 29(3): 4-7.

Berelson, W.L., P.A. Caffrey, and J.D. Hamerlinck. 2004. Mapping hydrologic units for the National Watershed Boundary Dataset. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 40(5): 1231-1246.

Hoobler, B.M., G.F. Vance, J.D. Hamerlinck, L.C. Munn, and J.A. Hayward. 2003. Applications of land evaluation and site assessment (LESA) and a geographic information system in East Park County, Wyoming. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 58 (2): 105-112.

Berendsen, M. E., J.D. Hamerlinck and L. Wayne. 2003.  Framework and strategies for integrating metadata concepts with geographic information science curricula. Journal of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, 15(1): 37-46. 


Other Publications

Hamerlinck, J.D., S.N. Lieske, and W.J. Gribb. 2013. Understanding Wyoming’s Land Resources: Land-Use Patterns and Development Trends, Ruckelshaus Institute publication series on local government land-use planning in Wyoming, CES Publication B-1244. University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute: Laramie, WY. 16 pp.

Hamerlinck, J.D. 2010. GIS in land use management, In: Encyclopedia of Geography, B. Warf, editor. SAGE Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA: 1302-1305.

Hamerlinck, J.D. 2008. Framework data, In: Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science, K.K. Kemp, editor. SAGE Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA: 151-154.

Lanning, S.G.; B.J. Botello; M.E. Berendsen; J.D. Hamerlinck and S.D. Prager. 2007.  Framework Base Standard Module, National Spatial Data Infrastructure Training Curriculum. Federal Geographic Data Committee and U.S. Geological Survey: Reston, VA. (online)


Affiliations, Associations, Consultation:

  • American Institute of Certified Planners
  • American Planning Association
  • Association of American Geographers
  • University Consortium of Geographic Information Science
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
  • Wyoming Geospatial Organization
  • Wyoming Planning Association


Press releases:

  • 9/25/2004 - UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

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