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Jeff Hamerlinck

Jeff Hamerlinck

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Office: Room 335, Agriculture C
Phone: (307) 766-2736
Email: jeff.hamerlinck@uwyo.edu

Hamerlinck CV: [PDF]

ORCID #: 0000-0002-7288-6029

Jeff Hamerlinck


  • PhD, University of Colorado-Boulder, Geography
  • MA, University of Wyoming, Planning
  • BS, University of North Dakota, Geography

Other Credentials

  • AICP member, American Institute of Certified Planners
  • GIS Professional (GISP), Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute

Professional Affiliations

American Planning Association | American Assoc. of Geographers | Assoc. of Collegiate Schools of Planning | Univ. Consortium of Geographic Information Science | Urban & Regional Info. Systems Assoc. | Wyoming Geospatial Organization | Wyoming GIS Advisory Board | Wyoming Planning Assoc.

Current Courses Taught

  • ENR 4890/5890: Human and Physical Landscapes of South-East Queensland
  • GIST 5280: Navigating GIST Professions

Other Recent Teaching

  • Undergraduate
    • Foundations of Geographic Information Science & Technology
    • Land Use Issues in Wyoming and the West
  • Graduate
  • Environmental Planning
  • Land Use Planning
  • Legal Aspects of Planning
  • Spatial Decision Support Systems

Research Interests

  • Geographic Information Science - spatial data infrastructures, decision support, and geographic visualization
  • Planning/Resource Management – rural planning support systems and science, land use, geodesign, regional planning

Recent / Ongoing Projects

  • Multi-functional rural landscapes
  • Application of geodesign concepts in technology-based planning support
  • Role of spatial data infrastructures in decision support system implementation
  • Influence of GIS education on spatial thinking abilities

Representative Publications

Hamerlinck, J.D. 2020. Applying Planning Support Science in Rural Environments. Chapter 33 in Geertman, S. and J. Stillwell, eds. Handbook on Planning Support Science. stems: Best Practice and New Methods. Edward Elgar Publishers: Cheltenham, UK. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788971089.00045

Hamerlinck, J.D. 2020. U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure. The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge (2nd Quarter 2020 Edition), John P. Wilson (ed.). https://doi.org/10.22224/gistbok/2020.2.2

Berendsen, M.E., Hamerlinck, J.D, and Webster, G.R. 2018. Digital Story Mapping to Advance Educational Atlas Design and Enable Student Engagement. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 7(3):125. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7030125

Hamerlinck, J.D. 2015. Whither Goes the ‘maps’ course? Maintaining map use concepts, skills and appreciation in GIS&T curricula. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 42 (S1): S11-S17. https://doi.org/10.1080/15230406.2015.1059140

Hamerlinck, J.D. and Lieske, S.N. 2015. Siting carbon conversion energy facilities with spatial multi-criteria decision analysis. Papers in Applied Geography 1(2): 197-204. https://doi.org/10.1080/23754931.2015.1009330

Hamerlinck, J.D. 2015. Naive (commonsense) geography and geobrowser usability after ten years of Google Earth. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Digital Earth held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, October 5-9, 2015. IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 34, 12013. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/34/1/012013

Lieske, S.N. and Hamerlinck, J.D. 2015. Integrating planning support systems and multicriteria evaluation for energy facility site suitability evaluation. URISA Journal. 26 (1) 13-24. https://research.usc.edu.au/esploro/outputs/journalArticle/Integrating-planning-support-systems-and-multicriteria/99448870802621

Hamerlinck, J.D., G.R. Webster, and M.E. Berendsen, eds. 2014. Wyoming Student Atlas: Exploring Our Geography. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming. 55 pp. https://atlas.wygisc.org

Lieske, S.N. and Hamerlinck, J.D. 2013. Planning support systems applications in site planning. Urban Design and Planning, 166: 34-42. https://doi.org/10.1680/udap.11.00040