Prof. Dr. Gilberto Camara


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Gilberto Câmara has propelled geoinformatics in interdisciplinary research, with projects in Land Change, Landscape Ecology, Biodiversity, Social Exclusion, Spatial Economics, Demography, Spatial Segregation, and Public Health. According to Google Scholar, he currently has over 5300 paper citations and an h-index of 32. He has advised 22 PhD dissertations and 26 MsC theses. He serves on the editorial board of the journals Earth Science InformaticsAnthropocene, Journal of Spatial Information Science and Computers, Environment and Urban Systems.

As a geographic information engineer, he has spearheaded the design of open source GIS software that contains the results of state-of-the-art research. This software includes: SPRING, a free object-oriented GIS; TerraLib, an open source GIS library; TerraME, a tool for spatial modelling in cell spaces; TerraHS, a Haskell GIS programming environment; TerraAmazon, a system for shared interpretation of multi-temporal images for land change assessment; and GeoDMA, a geographical data mining program.

Dr. Câmara received a Dr. honoris causa from the University of Münster in 2011. He is a fellow of the Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (ITC) in the Netherlands, received the Global Citizen Award of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association, and is a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He also received the 2012 Pecora Award from USGS and NASA for his "leadership to the broad and open access to remote sensing data".

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