2003 - 2004 Annual Report

The link above will open an Acrobat .pdf version of
the most recent HERO Annual Report

The following is a list of HERO products that are available in Adobe Acrobat format online. For full listings of Publications, Presentations, Book Contributions and Research Papers, use the links on the left. Also, be sure to check out the Codex web portal and the e-Delphi system, which is now being used for collaboration in a variety of fields.


Brewer, I., A.M. MacEachren, H. Abdo, J. Gundrum, and G. Otto. 2000. Collaborative Geographic Visualization: Enabling shared understanding of environmental processes. Roth, S.F. and D.A. Keim, eds. 2000 IEEE Information Visualization Proceedings, 9-10 October, 2000.

MacEachren, A.M. and Brewer, I., in press. Collaborative geovisualization to support different-place knowledge construction and decision-making. Kartographische Nachrichten (to be published in German, expected publication, fall 2001).

MacEachren, A.M., Brewer, I. and Steiner, E., in press. Geovisualization to mediate collaborative work: Tools to Support Different-place Knowledge Construction and Decision-Making, 20th International Cartographic Conference. ICA, Beijing, China, August 6-10, 2001.

MacEachren, A.M., in press. Cartography and GIS: Extending collaborative tools to support virtual teams. Progress in Human Geography (expected publication, Sept., 2001).

Yarnal, Brent, 2002. Infrastructure for Modeling Global Change in Local Places. Submitted to the Geoscope Competition, 3 May 2002.



MacEachren, A.M., 2001. Human-Centered GIScience: Research activities at Penn State, Invited presentation, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, April 19, 2001.

MacEachren, A.M., 2001. New Directions in Geovisualization: Designing natural geoinformation access and analysis tools to support group work, invited keynote presentation, GeoCart'2001: Visualising New Zealand in the New Data Environment, Wairakei Resort, 30 April - 2 May 2001.

MacEachren, A.M., 2000. Representations to Mediate Geospatial Collaborative Reasoning: A Cognitive-Semiotic Perspective, Invited keynote address, Diagrams 2000, Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept. 2, 2001 [abstract published in Anderson, M., Cheng, P., and Haarsleve, V. (eds), Theory and Application of Diagrams, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 1889, Berlin: Springer, p. 1]

Wu, Shuang-Ye, 2002, A Protocol to Assess Regional Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards. Presented in HERO All-Hands Meeting, June 21, 2002.

Brendle, Anna, 2002. A working protocol for assessing vulnerability of a place --A case study of Spring Creek watershed, Pennsylvania. Presented in HERO All-Hands Meeting, June 21, 2002.


Research Papers

Wu, Shuang-Ye, 2002, Assessing the Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards – A HERO protocol

Brendle, Anna, 2002, A Vulnerability Assessment of the Spring Creek Watershed, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Bachlor Thesis in the Department of Geography of the Pennsylvania State University.