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Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Phone: 416-208-5122
Location: HL510


Ph.D. Geography, Carleton University
M.C.S., Carleton University
B.Sc (C. S.), University of New Brunswick

Teaching Interests

  • GGRA30: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Empirical Reasoning
  • GGRB30: Fundamentals of GIS I
  • GGRB32: Fundamentals of GIS II
  • GGRC15: Spatial Databases and Applications
  • GGRC30: Advanced GIS
  • GGRC34: Crowdsourced Urban Geographies
  • GGRD30: GIS Research Project

Research Interests

  • Collaborative geographic information science (data collection, management, analysis, visualization): example.
  • Multi-modal cartography, especially audiovisual maps.
  • Open source GIS and mapping.
  • Data and geography: open, crowdsourced, historical.
  • Analytical methods and cartographic design.


Refereed Articles

Ekers, M., G. Brauen, T. Lin and S. Goudarzi. 2020. “The Coloniality of Private Forest Lands: Harvesting Levels, Land Grants and Neoliberalism on Vancouver Island,” Canadian Geographer, 1-18, doi: 10.1111/cag.12643.

Brauen, G., S. Pyne, A. Hayes, J. P. Fiset, and D. R. F. Taylor. 2011. “Encouraging Transdisciplinary Participation using an Open Source Cybercartographic Toolkit: The Atlas of the Lake Huron Treaty Relationship Process,” Canadian National Commission of the International Cartographic Association National Report on Cartography, Geomatica, 65:1, 27-45.

Brauen, G., and D. R. F. Taylor. 2008. “Linked Audio Representation in Cybercartography: Guidance from Animated and Interactive Cartography for Using Sound,” Brasilian Journal of Cartography 60:3, 223-242.

Caquard, S., G. Brauen, B. Wright, and P. Jasen. 2008. “Designing sound in cybercartography: From structured cinematic narratives to unpredictable sound/image interactions,” International Journal of Geographical Information Science22:11, 1219-1245.

Brauen, G. and D. R. F. Taylor.  2007.  “A Cybercartographic Framework for Audible Mapping,” Canadian National Commission of the International Cartographic Association National Report on Cartography, Geomatica 61:2, 127-136.

Brauen, G.  2006.  “Designing Interactive Sound Maps Using Scalable Vector Graphics,” Cartographica, 41:1, 59-71.

Refereed Book Chapters

Brauen, G. 2011. “Interactive Audiovisual Mapping: BTEX Emissions from NPRI Reporting Facilities in Montréal” in W. Cartwright, S. Caquard, and L. Vaughan (eds.), Mapping Environmental Issues in the City: Arts and Cartographic Cross Perspectives, 74-108. Berlin; Heidelberg: Springer.

Invited Book Chapters

Pulsifer, P. L. and G. Brauen. 2017. “Geo-Semantic Web.” in Kitchin, R., T. P. Lauriault, and M. W. Wilson (ed.), Understanding Spatial Media,136-148. London: SAGE Publications.

Brauen, G. 2014. “Interactive Audiovisual Design for Cartography: Survey, Prospects, and Example,” in Taylor, D. R. F. and T. P. Lauriault(eds.), Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: Applications in Indigenous Mapping, 2nd ed, 141-159. Berlin; Heidelberg: Elsevier.