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Research interests

Dr. Manson combines environmental research, social science, and geographic information science to understand complex human-environment systems.


  • complexity
  • geographic information science
  • land use change
  • big data

Fingerprint The Fingerprint is created by mining the titles and abstracts of the person's research outputs and projects/funding awards to create an index of weighted terms from discipline-specific thesauri.

land use Earth & Environmental Sciences
intra-urban migration Social Sciences
spatial data Earth & Environmental Sciences
modeling Earth & Environmental Sciences
land cover Earth & Environmental Sciences
science Social Sciences
social network Earth & Environmental Sciences
decision making Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2003 2023

Research Output 1999 2018

IPUMS-Terra: integrated big heterogeneous spatiotemporal data analysis system

Haynes, D., Jokela, A. & Manson, S., Oct 1 2018, In : Journal of Geographical Systems. 20, 4, p. 343-361 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

spatial data
data analysis
scientific community

Spatial variation of pneumonia hospitalization risk in Twin Cities metro area, Minnesota

Iroh Tam, P-Y., Krzyzanowski, B., Oakes, M., Kne, L. & Manson, S. M., Nov 1 2017, In : Epidemiology and Infection. 145, 15, p. 3274-3283 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospitalization Insurance
Geographic Mapping
2 Citations

Spatiotemporal aggregation for temporally extensive international microdata

Kugler, T. A., Manson, S. M. & Donato, J. R., May 1 2017, In : Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 63, p. 26-37 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

aggregate data
1 Citations

Terra populus: Challenges and opportunities with heterogeneous big spatial data

Haynes, D., Ray, S. & Manson, S., Jan 1 2017, Advances in Geocomputation - Geocomputation 2015—The 13th International Conference. Springer Heidelberg, p. 115-121 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

spatial data
user interface
User interfaces
4 Citations

Terra Populus’ architecture for integrated big geospatial services

Haynes, D., Manson, S. & Shook, E., Jun 1 2017, In : Transactions in GIS. 21, 3, p. 546-559 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

spatial data