My name is Peter Johnson, and I am an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. My research seeks to understand how governments, citizens, and private companies share information through geospatial technology, including open data, the geoweb, social media, mobile devices, and the process of crowdsourcing.

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I am always looking for motivated students interested in a variety of geospatial technology projects to join my team. If you are interested in working with me, please read this information first.

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Current Graduate Students (listed by start date)



Simone Philpot, PhD student


Twitter: @simonephilpot

Simonewebsite imageI am a PhD student in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo.  In my research I aim to develop and evaluate a Decision Support System for use in water management.  This project allows me to explore my interests in water management, geomatics, and the interface between society and technology in a meaningful, solution oriented fashion.  My other interests include social resilience and sustainability, systems approaches, sedimentology, and the philosophy of science.

My past research has been in the field of archaeology. Following Undergraduate studies at Trent University, Peterborough, I completed a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary studies at Concordia University, Montreal.  During my MA I examined the role of water management at an ancient Maya site, focusing on methodology, interdisciplinary research, and the role of water management in social change.  I hope to build upon this base to develop innovative solutions to contemporary water challenges.

~Alumni (program, completion)~

Zhiwei Yan (undergraduate honours, 2017)
Weiya Ye (undergraduate honours, 2017)
Chen Chen (MES, 2017)
Mingyu Liu (MA – MRP, 2016)
Qing (Lucy) Lu (MES, 2016)
Sara Harrison (MES, 2016)
Brenda Lo (MA- MRP, 2016)
Shengfeng Deng (undergraduate honours, 2015)
Zhibin Zheng (undergraduate honours, 2015)
Xia Liu (undergraduate honours, 2015)
Mingyu Liu (undergraduate honours, 2015)
Jonathan Van Dusen (undergraduate honours, 2015)
Alex Smith (undergraduate honours, 2015)
Andrea Minano (MSc, 2015)
Carlos Pinzon (MES – MRP, 2014)
Stephanie Piper (undergraduate honours, 2014)
Qing (Lucy) Liu (undergraduate honours, 2014)
Jingwen Huang (undergraduate honours, 2013)
Chen Chen (undergraduate honours, 2013)
Bingjie Wei (undergraduate honours, 2013)

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Research on GIS, Open Data, and Mobile Technology, supervised by Peter A. Johnson at the University of Waterloo

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