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Paddington Hodza

Assistant Director, WyGISC | Research Scientist, Assoc., Department of Geography

Paddington Hodza

Office: Room 308, Agriculture C
Phone: (307) 766-3709


  • PhD, West Virginia University, Geography, 2007
  • MSc, University of Zimbabwe, Land and Geographic Information Systems, 1998
  • BSc, University of Zimbabwe, Land Surveying, 1994

Research Interests

  • Appreciative GIS
  • Geovisualization
  • Experiential GIS
  • Socio-spatial media
  • Integration of GIS and remote sensing
  • Geospatial web applications
  • User experience of geospatial technology

Current Projects

  • Fusing radar and optical satellite data to detect and geovisualize vegetation changes within a GIS and image processing environment
  • Open-source GIS software in academia
  • Appreciative GIS and community-based crime prevention
  • Appreciative GIS and disaster resilience

Recent Publications

Hodza, P., 2013. Appreciative GIS and strength-based community change. Transactions in GIS, DOI: 10.1111/tgis.12046

Vogt, B. and Hodza, P., 2013. Using 'Digital Earth' to expose students to GIScience, Journal of Geography, 112, 1-9

Harris T. and Hodza P., 2011. Geocollaborative soil boundary mapping in an Experiential GIS environment. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 38, 1, 5-20

Hodza, P., 2010. Fuzzy logic and differences between interpretive soil maps. Geoderma, 156, 3-3, 189-199

Hodza, P., 2009. Evaluating user experience of Experiential GIS. Transactions in GIS, 13, 5-6, 503-525
Other Professional Activities
  • International Geospatial Society
  • University Consortium of Geographic Information Science
  • Association of American Geographers
  • Natural Hazards Mitigation Association

Classes Taught

  • Internet GIS
  • Programming GIS
  • Geovisualization
  • Advanced GIS


Contact Us


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1000 E. University Ave.

Agriculture Building C

3rd Floor

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2532


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