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David Patton

Photo of David PattonProfessor and Department Chair
Cartography, GIS, Geographic Visualization, Spatial Cognition
Dow Science Complex 277
  • Ph.D., Univ​ersity of South Carolina, 1995
  • M.A., University of South Carolina, 1993
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University, 1989
Teaching Areas
Introduction to Cartography, Advanced Cartography, GIS Operations and Practices, Dynamic Mapping and Visualization, Spatial Cognition
Research Fields
Cartography, GIS, Geographic Visualization, Spatial Cognition
​​Selected Publication
  • Lloyd, Robert and David K. Patton 2011. Maps and Biased Familiarity: Cognitive Distance Error and Reference Points. Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization 46: 30 pages - in press.
  • Patton, David K. and Robert Lloyd 2009. Asymmetrical Learning of Locations on Maps: Implicit Learning, Prior Knowledge and Sex Differences. Cartographic Perspectives 63: 20-50. 
  • Patton, David K., Amy K. Lobben and Bruce M. C. Pape 2007. An Evaluation of Plat, Sanborn, and Panoramic Maps of Cities and Towns in Michigan, in David Macleod (ed.), Mapping the Great Lakes. Michigan State University Press pp. 241-261.
  • Patton, David K., Amy K Lobben and Bruce M. C. Pape 2005. Mapping Cities and Towns in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: A Look at Plat, Sanborn, and Panoramic Mapping Activities in Michigan. The Michigan Historical Review 31(1): 93-122.
  • Cartographic Perspectives 44: 51-62.
  • Patton, David K. and Robert Lloyd 1999. An Evaluation of Generation and Region as Urban Categories. Urban Geography 20: 246-267.
  • Cammack, Rex G. and David K. Patton 1999. Evaluation of Classification Methodologies for Animated Choropleth Maps. Proceedings of the 19th International Cartographic Conference.

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