David Coleman

Professor

PhD

Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering

Head Hall E31

Fredericton

dcoleman@unb.ca
1 506 451 6977



David Coleman joined the faculty of the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering at the University of New Brunswick in 1993. He served as GGE Department Chair from 1997 through 2002, and then as Dean of UNB's Faculty of Engineering from 2003-2008 and 2009-2014. He holds B.Sc.E. and M.Sc.E. degrees in Surveying Engineering from the University of New Brunswick (1976 and 1988 respectively), and a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Surveying and Spatial Information Sciences at the University of Tasmania in Australia (1994). His Ph.D. research dealt with determination of GIS performance and data traffic patterns across broadband communication networks.

Prior to obtaining his PhD, he spent over 12 years in Canada's geomatics industry - first as a project surveyor and engineer-in-training with Marshall Macklin Monaghan, then an executive with Northway-Gestalt Corporation (one of Canada's largest and earliest digital mapping firms), and later as a partner in The Cabot Group, a GIS and land information management consulting firm.

He has authored over 175 journal & conference papers, magazine articles, book chapters and project reports dealing with spatial data infrastructure, land information policy development, geomatics operations management, and geographic information standards. Since 1990, he has acted as a consultant on projects in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and South America. He is currently a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineers Canada and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick.

Over the past 20 years, he has been a member of both the UNB Senate and Board of Governors. Outside the University, he has served as Chair of Canada's National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science, President of both the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association and the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, a member of the Mapping Sciences Committee of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a member of the Board of Directors of the GEOIDE Network of Centres of Excellence and a member of Advisory Boards to university, regional, national and international organizations.

Selected research and consulting projects

An Examination and Critical Comparison of Alternative Maintenance Models for the Province of Nova Scotia Digital Topographic Database;

Examining the Impact of Web 2.0 Technology and "Volunteer Sensors" on the Next Generation of Spatial Data Infrastructures for the GeoConnections Secretariat, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

GeoConnections-funded research examining performance and online availability issues in the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure;

NSERC-funded research examining indoor mapping systems, "architectures of participation", volunteered geographic information, public participation GIS (PPGIS) and the systems/processes/policies enabling new forms of public and corporate input into spatial data infrastructures;

Participation in six GEOIDE Network of Centres of Excellence-funded research projects between 1999 and 2012 -- two dealing with GIS-based decision support for coastal zone management, one dealing with spatial data dissemination and use within a WWW environment, another investigating workflow aspects of incorporating multiple representations into topographic map databases, one examining social and legal issues associated with public protection & ethical dissemination of geospatial data, and the last dealing with the Participatory Geoweb for engaging the public on global environmental change;

Financing and economic modelling of spatial data infrastructure initiatives;

Study of Spatial Data Infrastructure Initiatives in Europe and Investigation of Alternative Approaches to Financing of Spatial Data Infrastructure Programs for the GeoConnections Secretariat of Natural Resources Canada.

Cooperation with Know Edge Consortium in development of new Geographic Information Strategy for the United Kingdom (Consulting Team Member on the project).

Development and evaluation of tools, procedures and policies for Internet-based distribution of digital property mapping and attribute information;

Development of data structuring and quality control specifications for government digital mapping, DEM and digital colour orthophoto mapping files for Service New Brunswick (SNB);

Accuracy assessment of alternative approaches to SNB digital orthophoto mapping production;

Development of collaborative production and CSCW models and assessment of groupware tools as applied to GIS / Geomatics projects and programs;

Integration of Ice Objects into Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS);

Participation in two CANARIE-funded research projects -- one with Nautical Data International Inc. and the other with Universal Systems Ltd. -- dealing with development of early prototypes for WWW-based spatial data access and distribution;

A $600,000 project sponsored by Canada Foundation for Innovation, ACOA, CIDA, SNB, several industrial partners and four groups within UNB funding the development of a major land information management network on the UNB Campus.

Selected issues and problems in defence geomatics;

Selected land information management issues in association with the UNB Centre for Property Studies.

Professional activities

  • President, Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (2012-2016)
  • Member and Chair, Fellow Nomination Committee, Canadian Academy of Engineering (2011 - present)
  • Member, Examinations and Experience Review Committees, Engineers and Geoscientists New Brunswick (2009 - present)
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration, The University of Melbourne (2012 - present)
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering (2007 - present)
  • Fellow, Engineers Canada (2016 – present)
  • Fellow, Royal Canadian Geographical Society (2014 - present)
  • Member, Canadian Geomatics Round Table Steering Committee (2012-2013)
  • Chair, National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Sciences (2011-2013)
  • Member of Senate, University of New Brunswick (2000-2002, 2003-2008, 2009-2014)
  • Member, Board of Governors, University of New Brunswick (2005-2008)
  • Member, Board of Directors, GEOIDE Network of Centres of Excellence in Geomatics (2007 - 2010)
  • President, Canadian Institute of Geomatics (2001-2002)
  • Member, GeoConnections Management Board, Natural Resources Canada (2006 - 2010)
  • Member, Geomatics Canada Advisory Board, Natural Resources Canada (2003 - 2009)
  • Member, Defence Science Advisory Board, National Defence Canada (2000-2004)
  • Member, Research Management Committee, GEOIDE Network of Centres of Excellence in Geomatics (1999-2002 )
  • Member, Mapping Sciences Committee, U.S. National Research Council (1998-2001)
  • Director, The Champlain Institute (1995-1997, 1999-2000)
  • Member, Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association Board of Directors (2002-2005).
  • Canadian Representative, Fédération International des Géomètres (FIG) Commission 3 (1994-2000)
  • Chair, Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Committee on Geomatics (1996-1998)
  • Member, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
  • Past Associate Editor (LIM/GIS), Geomatica; Member Editorial Board, GIS Canada Report in GIS World

Consultant in geographic information management, spatial data infrastructure, and communications to the Province of New Brunswick; Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; Natural Resources Canada; Watermark Consultants; Geoplan Consultants; Applied Management Consultants; the Know Edge Consortium; Ontario Hydro; GeoNet Technologies Inc.; The Champlain Institute; and GeoSig S.A., Santiago, Chile.

Selected journal articles

Coleman, D., Rajabifard, A. and K. Kolodziej [2015]. "Expanding the SDI Environment: Comparing Current Spatial Data Infrastructure with Emerging Indoor Location Based Services". International Journal of Digital Earth. Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 629-64.

Coleman, D.J. [2010]. "The Potential and Early Limitations of Volunteered Geographic Information". Geomatica, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 27-39. Special Issue on 50th Anniversary of the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. June.

Coleman, D.J., Sabone, B. and N. Nkhwanana [2009]. "Volunteering Geographic Information to Authoritative Databases: Linking Contributor Motivations to Program Effectiveness." Geomatica , Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 27-39. Special Issue on Volunteered Geographic Information. June.

Coleman, D.J., Geogiadou, Y. and Labonte, J. [2009]. "Volunteered Geographic Information: The Nature and Motivation of Produsers." International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research , Vol. 4.

Sheng G., Mioc, D., Yi, X., Anton, F., Oldfield, E. and D. Coleman [2009]. "Towards Web-based representation and Processing of Health InformationInternational Journal of Health Geographics, 8:3, January.

Tang, Teresa and David J. Coleman [2008]. "GeoDF : Bridging the Communication Gap in Online Participatory PlanningRevue Internationale de Géomatique , Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 443-470.

Mayunga, S.D., Coleman, D.J. and Y. Zhang [2007]. "A Semi-Automated Approach for Extracting Building from Quickbird Imagery Applied to Informal Settlement Mapping". International Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 27, Issue 10, pp. 2343-2357.

Pegler, K.H., Coleman, D.J., Pelot, R., and P. Keller [2007]. "An Enhanced Spatio-spectral Template for Automatic Small Recreational Vessel Detection" Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. Vol. 73, No. 1, January 2007.

Dias, G., Coleman, D.J., El Rabbany, A., Agi, B. and L. Alexander [2006]. "Extending ECDIS Content: A Process for Producing Ice Information MIOs based on S-57 Ice Objects". International Hydrographic Review. Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 55-63.

Mayunga, S.D., Coleman, D.J. and Y. Zhang [2006]. "A Semi-Automated Approach for Extracting Building from Quickbird Imagery Applied to Informal Settlement Mapping".International Journal of Remote Sensing. (Accepted for publication July 2006).

Mayunga, S.D., Coleman, D.J. and Y. Zhang [2006]. "Semi-Automatic Building Extraction in Dense Urban Settlement Areas from High-Resolution Satellite Images". Survey Review. (Accepted for publication March 2006)

Giff, G., Coleman, D.J. and Labonte, J. [2006] "A Comparison of SDI Funding Arrangements in Europe and Canada" Geomatica Vol. 60, No. 1.

Li, S. and D.J. Coleman [2005]. "Modelling Distributed GIS Data Production Workflow". Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. Vol. 29, No. 4, July, pp. 401-420. 

Pegler, K. H. , D. J. Coleman, Y. Zhang and Pelot, R. (2005). " Comparison of Maximum Distance Metrics to use in the Remote Sensing of Small Targets." Journal of Surveying Engineering . Volume 131, Issue 2, pp. 50-59 (May).

El-Rabbany, A., Agi, B, El-Diasty, M., Dias, G. and Coleman, D.J. [2004]. "On the Development of an Integrated Navigational Chart System for Marine Navigation in Ice Covered Waters" Lighthouse Journal of the Canadian Hydrographic Association, Spring/Summer 2004, pp. 5-10.

El-Rabbany, A., Agi, B., and Coleman, D.J. [2004]. "A Model for Automatic Integration of Ice Information into Electronic Navigational Chart". International Hydrographic Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 April.

Pegler, K. H. , D. J. Coleman, Y. Zhang and Pelot, R. (2003). "The Potential for Using Very High Spatial Resolution Imagery for Marine Search and Rescue Surveillance." Geocarto International, Vol. 18, No. 3, September. pp 35-39.

Li, S. and D.J. Coleman [2003]. "A Web-Based Collaboration System for Managing Distributed GIS Data Production". Geomatica. Vol 57, No. 1, pp. 59-67.

Pegler, K.H. and D.J. Coleman [2001]. "Quality Control Issues Surrounding the Reprocessing of Digital Terrain Models" GIM International, Vol. 16, March, pp. 12-15.

Pegler, K.H., Coleman, D.J., Nguyen, H.T.T. and R. Castonguay [2000]. "Using TIN Random Densification to Minimize the Ridging Phenomenon in Service New Brunswick Digital Terrain Models" Geomatica, Vol. 54, No. 433-440.

Coleman, D.J. and S. Li. (1999). "Developing a Groupware-Based Prototype to Support Geomatics Production Management" Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Vol. 23, pp. 1-17. Elsevier Science Ltd.

Coleman, D.J. and S. Li. [1999]. "Developing a Groupware-Based Prototype to Support Geomatics Production Management" Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Vol. 23, pp. 1-17. Elsevier Science Ltd.|

Finley, D. and Coleman, D.J. [1999] "Introducing Groupware to Distributed Geomatics Production Environments." Journal of Surveying Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering. (February.)

Finley, D. and D.J. Coleman, J.D. McLaughlin and S.H. Quek [1999]. "Internet Access to Topographic Data" Geomatica Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 35-39. Canadian Institute of Geomatics.

Coleman, D.J. and D.D. Nebert. [1998]. "Building A North American Spatial Data Infrastructure" Cartography and Geographic Information Systems. Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 151-160. July.

Coleman, D.J. And J.D. Mclaughlin [1997]. "Defining Global Geospatial Data Infrastructure (GGDI): Components, Stakeholders And Interfaces". Geomatica, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 129-143.

Finley, D.B. and S.H. Quek and D.J. Coleman and J.D. McLaughlin [1998]. "The Provincial Land Information Infrastructure for New Brunswick: From Early Visions to Design to Reality". Geomatica, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 165-175.

Coleman, D.J. [1998]. "Applied and Academic Geomatics into the Twenty-first Century". Geomatica Vol. 52, No.1, pp. 11-24

Coleman, David and John McLaughlin. [1997]. "Information Access and Network Usage in the Emerging Spatial Information Marketplace." Journal of Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. Vol. 9, No. 1.

Coleman, D.J. and J.D. McLaughlin [1994]. "Building a Global Spatial Data Infrastructure: Usage Paradigms and Market Influences" Geomatica. Canadian Institute of Geomatics, Ottawa, Canada.

Selected book chapters

Finley, David B., Coleman, David J and Andrew MacNeil [2016]. “Spatial Data Infrastructure in New Brunswick, Canada: Twenty Years on the Web”. Chapter 5 of Spatial Enablement in a Smart World, Coleman, David, Rajabifard, Abbas and Joep Crompvoets, eds., GSDI Association Press, Gilbertville IA, USA. ISBN 978-0-9852444-5-3, pp. 71-94.

Coleman, D. [2012]. "Potential contributions and challenges of VGI for conventional topographic base mapping programs". Invited chapter in Crowdsourcing Geographic Knowledge: Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in Theory and Practice, Sui, D., Elwood, S. and M. Goodchild, eds., Springer Press, August 2012. ISBN 978-94-007-4586-5.

Rak, A., Coleman, D.J. and Nichols, S. [2012]. "Legal liability concerns surrounding Volunteered Geographic Information applicable to Canada". Spatially Enabling Government, Industry and Citizens: Research and Development Perspectives, A. Rajabifard and D. Coleman, eds., pp. 125-142. GSDI Association Press, May 2012.

Coleman, D. [2010]. "Volunteered Geographic Information in Spatial Data Infrastructure: An Early Look At Opportunities And Constraints", Chapter 10, pp. 131-148 in Spatially Enabling Society: Research, Emerging Trends and Critical Assessment, A. Rajabifard, J. Crompvoets, M. Kanantari and B. Kok, eds. Leuven University Press, Leuven, Belgium. ISBN 978 90 5867 851 5.

Verplanke, J. and J. Martinez and G. Miscione and Y. Georgiadou and D. Coleman and A. Hassan [2010]. "Citizen Surveillance of the State: A mirror for eGovernment?" in What Kind of Information Society? Governance, Virtuality, Surveillance, Sustainability, Resilience, J. Berleur, M. Hercheui, and L. Hilty, eds. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology 2010, Volume 328/2010, 185-201

National Academy of Science [2007] National Land Parcel Data: A Vision for the Future. National Academies Press, Washington, DC., USA. Invited member of US. National Research Council Committee on Land Parcel Databases: A National Vision (David Cowen, Chair), and contributing author of this book on creating a national parcel database for the United States.

Coleman, D.J. [2005] "Geographic Information Systems in Networked Environments" in Geographical Information Systems, updated 2nd Edition, D. J. Maguire, M. Goodchild, D. Rhind and P. Longley, eds., John Wiley & Sons, London, Chapter 22. (Contains updates and new commentary related to developments since publication of the 1999 edition.)

Giff, G. and D.J. Coleman [2003]. "Financing Spatial Data Infrastructure Development: Examining Alternative Funding Models" Chapter 13 in Developing Spatial Data Infrastructures: from concept to reality. ed Professor Ian P. Williamson, Dr Abbas Rajabifard, Ms Mary-Ellen F. Feeney. Taylor & Francis Books Ltd.

Coleman, D.J. [2002]. "Moving Maps and Geographic Information Systems onto the Internet" in Innovation: Essays by Leading Canadian Researchers, pp. 44-53. James Downey and Los Claxton, eds.. Key Porter Books, Ltd., Toronto.

Coleman, D.J. and R. Groot and J.D. McLaughlin [2000]. "Some human resource issues in the evolving GDI environment". Ch. 6 in Geospatial Data Infrastructure: Concepts, Cases and Good Practise, R. Groot and J.D. McLaughlin, editors. Oxford University Press.

Li, Songnian and D.J. Coleman and S. Easa [1999]. "Applying Automated Mapping/Facilities Management Systems in Public Utilities" in Urban Planning and Development Applications of GIS, Chapter 8, pp. 135-150. S.M. Easa and Y. Chan, eds., American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Virginia, U.S.A. 

Coleman, D.J. [1999] "Geographic Information Systems in Networked Environments" in Geographical Information Systems, 2nd Edition, D. J. Maguire, M. Goodchild, D. Rhind and P. Longley, eds., John Wiley & Sons, London, Chapter 22, pp. 317-329. 

Coleman, D.J. [1998] "Spatial Data Standards Activities in Canada" in Spatial Information Technology Standards and Systems Integration: Tutorial and Annotated Bibliography, ed. Peter Crosswell. URISA Press. Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Park Ridge, Illinois, U.S.A. (March)

Zwart, P.R. and D.J. Coleman [1992]. "Tradeoffs Towards Real-time Spatial Information Networks." in Networking Spatial Information Systems, P.W. Newton, P.R. Zwart and M.E. Cavill, eds. Belhaven Press, London. 

Selected magazine articles and conference proceedings

Coleman, D.J. (2015). "Ready or Not: The Move Toward Personal Spatial Data Infrastructures". Pathfinder Magazine. Summer. Pp. 8-9. Also available in the journal format.

Borba, Rogério L. R., Strauch, Julia C. M., Souza, Jano M. and David J. Coleman [2014]. "Analysis of OpenStreetMap to support an official hybrid database". Proceedings of the 27th International Cartographic Conference and the 16th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23-28 August.

Longhorn, R. and Coleman, D.J. [2014] "Promoting SDI implementation at a global level". GIS Professional. April.

Devillers, R., Gervais, M., Bédard, Y., Chandler, J., Coleman, D.J., Judge, E., Pouliot, J. and Scassa, T. [2012] "Responsible geospatial data sharing: A Canadian viewpoint". SDI Magazine, March.

Kirkby, D., Pegler, K. And D. Coleman [2011]. "Canadian Forces Base Gagetown Hydrologic Model"GIM International Magazine, Vol 25, No. 7 September.

Coleman, D. and Y. Georgiadou [2010]. "Volunteered Geographic Information: Why and What Do Individuals Contribute?GeoInformatics, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 50-52. March.

Adda, P., Coleman, D. and D. Finley [2010]. "Designing LiDAR Data Acquisition and Quality Assurance specifications for multiple organizations - Canada's first experience in New Brunswick". Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment (AGSE 2010), pp. 43-48. Franz-Josef Behr, Anakkathil Purushothaman Pradeepkumar, César A. Beltrán Castañón (Editors). ISBN 978-3-940670-19-9.

Plunkett, G. and Coleman, D.J. [2010]. "Assessing the Quality of Web Services for SDI" Proceedings of the 2010 GeoWeb Conference Vancouver, B.C. July 26-30.

Coleman, D., Latour, S. and Labonte, J. [2008]. "The Canadian NSDI Experience: Policy and Implementation". Proceedings of NSDI Korea 2008: The 12th International Seminar on GIS pp. 13-24. Seoul, Republic of Korea, 9 October.

Coleman, D.J. and P. Dare [2007]. "Renewing the Geomatics Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum at the University of New Brunswick". Proceedings of 'Scientia est Potentia - Knowledge is Power" Symposium dedicated to the development of curricula. Organized jointly by FIG Commission 2 and the Faculty of Civil Engineering CTU in Prague, Aleš Čepek (ed.), pp. 9 - 20, Prague, Czech Republic, June 7 - 9. 

Zhao, J. and D.J. Coleman [2006]. "GeoDF: Towards a SDI-based PPGIS application for E-Governance". Proceedings of the GSDI 9 Conference, Santiago, Chile, November.

Coleman, D.J. and H. Onsrud and S. Borrero Mutis [2006]. "Embracing Cultural Differences in a Global Spatial Data Infrastructure: Findings and Recommendations from Atlantic Institute Think Tank 6". Proceedings of the GSDI 9 Conference, Santiago, Chile, November.

Tang, Teresa and J. Zhao and D. J. Coleman [2005]. "Design of a GIS-enabled Online Discussion Forum for Participatory Planning". Proceedings of the 4th Annual Public Participation GIS Conference, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. August. (CD-ROM)

Tang, Teresa and D. J. Coleman [2005] "Design of a GIS-based Online Discussion Forum for Participatory Community Planning." Proceedings of the 98th Annual Conference of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, Ottawa, Canada. June. (on CD)

Gong, Aimin and D.J. Coleman [2005] "Spatial Contiguity-Constrained Clustering by Expectation Maximization". Proceedings of the 98th Annual Conference of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, Ottawa, Canada. June. (on CD)

Pegler, K. and D.J. Coleman and R. Pelot and P. Keller [2005]. "Automatic Small Vessel Detection Utilizing IKONOS" Proceedings of the 98th Annual Conference of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, 17-19 May 2005, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (on CD-ROM)

Coleman, D.J. and D. Mayunga and R. McLaren [2005]; "Sustainable Management of Mega Growth In Megacities" Proceedings of the 98th Annual Conference of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, Cairo, Egypt, 16-21 April. (on CD-ROM)

Giff. G. and D.J. Coleman [2005]; "Using Simulation To Evaluate Funding Models for SDI Implementation" Proceedings of the FIG Working Week 5 and GSDI-8 Conferences, Cairo, Egypt, 16-21 April. (on CD-ROM)

Pegler, K. and D.J. Coleman and R. Pelot and P. Keller [2005]. "Automatic Small Vessel Detection Utilizing IKONOS" Proceedings of the Coastal GeoTools '05 Conference, 7-10 May 2005, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA. (CD-ROM)

Mayunga, D. and Y. Zhang and D.J. Coleman [2005]. "Extraction of Buildings in Informal Settlement Areas from High-Resolution Satellite Data". Proceedings of the 2005 Annual Conference of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. March. (CD-ROM)

Coleman, D.J. and J. Cooper [2004]. "Examining the Role of Partnerships in Building a Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure". Proceedings of the Inter-Regional Special Forum on Development of Land Information Policies in the Americas, Aguascalientes, Mexico, 26-27 October. FIG Publication 34, Fédération Internationale des Géometres,

Giff, G. and D.J. Coleman [2004]. "Evaluating Funding Models for SDI Implementation in Emerging Nations Through Simulation". Proceedings of the 2nd URISA Caribbean GIS Conference, Bridgetown, Barbados. September. (CD-ROM)

Mayunga, D. and Y. Zhang and D.J. Coleman [2004]. "Semi-Automated Building Extraction in Informal Settlements Using QuickBird Imagery". Proceedings of the 2nd URISA Caribbean GIS Conference, Bridgetown, Barbados. September. (CD-ROM)

Giff, G. and D.J. Coleman [2003] "Financing Models for SDIs: Are they Applicable in Emerging Nations?" Invited Paper and Presentation at the 2003 Cambridge Conference, St. John's College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K., 21-25 July 2003.

Giff, G. and D.J. Coleman [2003] "Financing Models for SDIs: Are they Applicable in Emerging Nations?" Proceedings of the 9th European Community GI & GIS Workshop - "ESDI: Serving the User", A Coruña, Spain, 25-27 June 2003.

Pegler, Kevin, Coleman, D.J., Pelot, R.P and Y. Zhang [2003]. "Comparison Of Distance Metrics For Use Within A Marine Recreational Vessel Reconnaissance System" Proceedings of the SPIE Conference #5204 "Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2003", San Diego, CA, USA, 5-7 August, 2003. The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE).

Giff, Garfield and D.J. Coleman [2002]. "Funding Models for SDI implementation: from Local to Global" Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Global Spatial Data Infrastructure.

Li, Songnian and D.J. Coleman [2002]. "Results of CSCW Supported Collaborative GIS Data Production: An Internet-based Solution." Proceedings of the 2002 Joint International Symposium and Exhibition on 'Geospatial Theory, Processing, and Applications. Ottawa, Canada, July.

Giff, Garfield and D.J. Coleman [2002]. "Spatial Data Infrastructure Funding Models: A necessity for the success of SDIs in Emerging Countries" Proceedings of the 2002 Congress of the Federation Internationale des Geometres (FIG), Washington, D.C., USA. April.

Pegler, K., Coleman, D.J., Zhang, Y. and R. Pelot [2002]. "Ikonos Sub-Pixel Target Detection for Use in Marine Search and Rescue." Proceedings of the 2002 Conference of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Washington, D.C., USA. April.

El-Rabbany, A., G. Auda, S. Abdelazim, C. Lapointe and D. Coleman (2002). "An Integrated Navigational Chart System for Marine Navigation in Ice Infested Waters." Proceedings of the International Conference on Marine Navigation and Technology, Melaha 2002, Alexandria, Egypt, 15-17 January.

Li, Songnian and D.J. Coleman [2002]. "Results of CSCW Supported Collaborative GIS Data Production: An Internet-based Solution." Proceedings of the 2002 Joint International Symposium and Exhibition on 'Geospatial Theory, Processing, and Applications. Ottawa, Canada, July.

Abdelrahim, Mohamed, W. Faig and D.J. Coleman [2001]. "Remote Sensing and GIS Integration" Towards Intelligent Imagery within a Spatial Data Infrastructure" Proceedings of the Digital Earth 2001 Conference, Fredericton, N.B., Canada. June 24-28.

Li, Songnian, D.J. Coleman and Y. Bedard [2001] "Towards Collaborative Geoprocessing Role of Workflow and Groupware Technologies" Proceedings of the Digital Earth 2001 Conference, Fredericton, N.B., Canada. June 24-28.

Pegler, K.H. and D.J. Coleman [2001] "Quality Control and Management Issues Surrounding Reprocessing of SNB DTMs to Minimize of the Ridging Phenomenon" Proceedings of the Digital Earth 2001 Conference, Fredericton, N.B., Canada. June 24-28.

Ru, Yi., Coleman, D. and Lee, Y.C. [2000] "Spatial Data Integration and Analysis on the Web for Coastal Zone Management in New Brunswick". Proceeding of the 2000 CARIS Users Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, October. (CD-ROM)

Abdelrahim, M. and D.J. Coleman and R. Castonguay and D. Raymond [2000]. "Compression and Distribution Of SNB Softcopy Orthophotomap Database. Proceedings of the XIXth Congress of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Amsterdam. July.

Abdelrahim, M. and D.J. Coleman and W. Faig [2000]."Intelligent Imagery System: A Proposed Approach". Proceedings of the XIXth Congress of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Amsterdam. July.

Pegler, K. and D.J. Coleman [1999]. Removal of Ridging Effects from Digital Terrain Model Data Files: Examining the Alternatives. Proceedings of the 1999 Annual Conference of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), Chicago, Illinois. August. (on CD-ROM)

Coleman,. D.J. [1999]. "Collaborative Approaches to Building a Canadian Spatial Data Infrastructure" Proceedings of the 1999 Cambridge Conference, Cambridge, U.K. July 19-24. Ordnance Survey of Great Britain, Southampton, U.K.

McLaughlin, J.D. and D.J. Coleman [1999]. "Geomatics in the New Millenium: Framing a New Agenda" Proceedings of the 1999 Cambridge Conference, Cambridge, U.K. July 19-24. Ordnance Survey of Great Britain, Southampton, U.K. 

Ammouri, R. and D.J. Coleman and J.D. McLaughlin [1999]. "Impact Of Communication And Information Technologies On Public Participation Tools For Land Management: The New Brunswick Land Gazette" Proceedings of the 21st Urban Data Management Symposium, Venice, Italy- April 21-23, 1999. (Available via CD-ROM).

Coleman, D.J. and S. Li. (1999). "Developing a Groupware-Based Prototype to Support Geomatics Production Management" Proceedings of TeleGeo'99 : the 1st International Workshop on Telegeoprocessing., ed. R. Laurini, pp. 76-85. Lyon, France - May 6-7, 1999.

Finley, D., Arseneau, B., McLaughlin, J. and D. Coleman [1998]. "Serving the Public: The New Brunswick Land Gazette". Proceedings of the 1998 Annual Conference of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A.. August. (on CD-ROM)

Coleman, David [1998]. "Applied and Academic Geomatics into the Twenty-First Century". Proceedings of the XXI International Congress of the Federation International de Geometres, Brighton, U.K.. Commission 2. (Also available via CD-ROM). July.

Grenfell, R.I., D.J. Coleman and J.D. McLaughlin (1998). "Simulation of Field Sales Activity Using a Geographic Information System (GIS)".Proceedings of the Mapping Sciences Institute Australia National Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, 24-28 May, pp. 327-335.

Li, Songnian and R. Boettcher and D. Coleman [1998]. "Geomatics Workflow Management Requirements in a Collaborative Production Environment" Proceedings of the 1998 Conference of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Baltimore, Maryland, March. (On CD-ROM)

Grenfell, R.I., D.J. Coleman and J.D. McLaughlin (1997). "The Real Travelling Salesman Problem". Proceedings of AURISA 97 - The 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Christchurch, New Zealand, 19-21 November.

Coleman, D.J. And J.D. McLaughlin [1997]. "Defining Global Geospatial Data Infrastructure (GGDI): Components, Stakeholders And Interfaces". Proceedings of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure '97 Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A. October.

Arseneau, B. and D.J. Coleman and G. Macleod [1997]. "The Development of a Land Gazette". Proceedings of the 1997 URISA Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Available on CD-ROM - Filename 174.PDF ).

Coleman, D.J. and J.D. McLaughlin and S.E. Nichols [1997]. "Building a Spatial Data Infrastructure" Proceedings of the 64th Permananent Congress Meeting of the Fédération Internationale des Géometres (FIG), pp. 89-104, Singapore, May.

Arseneau, B. and A. Kearney and D.J. Coleman and S.H. Quek [1997]. "Internet Access to Real Property Information". Proceedings of the GIS'97 Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Available on CD-ROM).

Coleman, D.J. and J.D. McLaughlin [1996]. "Information Access and Network Usage in the Emerging Spatial Information Marketplace". Proceedings of the FIG Commission 3 Seminar on "GIS/LIS for Sustainable Development; GIS/LIS and the Future", Fédération International des Géometres, Copenhagen, Denmark. October.

Coleman, D.J. and R. Brookes. [1996]. "Applying Collaborative Production Approaches to GIS Data Collection and Electronic Chart Production". Proceedings of the 1996 Canadian Conference on Geographic Information Systems, Ottawa, Ontario. June. (Available on CD-ROM)

Coleman, D.J. and J.D. McLaughlin [1995]. "Access to Information Issues in a Global Spatial Data Infrastructure". Proceedings of the IUSM Workshop on "Current Status and Challenges of Geoinformation Systems", pp. 137-150. International Union of Surveying and Mapping, University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany. September.

Coleman, D.J. and J.D. McLaughlin [1994]. "Building a Global Spatial Data Infrastructure: Usage Paradigms and Market Influences". Proceedings of the 1994 Canadian Conference on Geographic Information Systems, Ottawa, Ontario. Vol. 1, pp. 31 - 45.

Coleman, D.J. and J.D. McLaughlin [1993]. "The Impact of Broadband Communication Networks in a National Spatial Data Infrastructure". Proceedings of the 1993 Annual Conference of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, Toronto, Ontario.

Selected contract research and consulting reports

Tienaah, T., Rak, A. and Coleman, D. [2013]. "An Examination and Critical Comparison of Alternative Maintenance Models for the Nova Scotia Digital Topographic Database". Contract Report of 2-year consulting study undertaken for the GeoNova Program Office, Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Province of Nova Scotia. March.

Adda, P. and Coleman, D. [2010]. "Developing LiDAR Data Acquisition and Quality Assurance Specifications for the Province of New Brunswick" Contract Report to Service New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. March.

Gao, S., C. MacLachlan and Coleman, D. [2010]. "Final Report: CGDI in Action Project" Project Report on Contribution Agreement to GeoConnections Secretariat, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. March.

Coleman, D. [2009]. "The Impact of Web 2.0 Technology and "Volunteer Sensors" on the Next Generation of Spatial Data Infrastructures" Final Contract Report on Contribution Agreement to GeoConnections Secretariat, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. September.

Coleman, D. and McLaren, R. [2006]. "Review of International Geographic Information Business Models" Part of Special Report prepared by members of the Know Edge Ltd. Consortium under contract to the United Kingdom Geographic Information Strategy Panel. (Vanessa Lawrence, Ordnance Survey, Chair)

Ellington, D. and Coleman, D.J. [2004]. "Multidisciplinary University Research" Special Research Report #03/03 prepared for the Defence Science Advisory Board, National Defence Canada. April

Giff, G. and Coleman, D.J. [2003]. "Financing Future Generations of Spatial Data Infrastructures: The Application of Innovative Funding Models". Research Report developed under contract to and in cooperation with GeoConnections Secretariat of Natural Resources Canada. October.

Giff, G. and Coleman, D.J. [2003]. "Spatial Data Infrastructure Developments in Europe: A Comparative Analysis with Canada". Research Report developed under contract to and in cooperation with GeoConnections Secretariat of Natural Resources Canada. March.

Coleman, D.J. [2002] "Introducing the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure" Development of 3-hour Workshop presentation materials, Workbook and Instructor's Manual. Prepared in cooperation with the GeoConnections Secretariat of Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Institute of Geomatics. Pilot workshop delivered to registrants at the Geomatique Conference, Palais des Congres, Montreal, Qc. 31 October.

D. Coleman and D. Fraser [2002]. "Investigating Alternative Approaches for Province-Wide Contouring of Service New Brunswick Digital Terrain Models Covering the Province of New Brunswick". Contract Report prepared for Service New Brunswick, Province of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. October.

Coleman, D. and C. Roberts and M. Pearson [2001]. "Final Report: Experimental Pilot Project for Pixel-Level Aerotriangulation in New Brunswick". Contract Report prepared for Service New Brunswick, Province of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. October.

Coleman, D. [2001]. "Geomatics Trends for the Next Decade" Special Research Report #00/05 prepared for the Defence Science Advisory Board, National Defence Canada. May.

Coleman, D. and C. Roberts and M. Pearson [2000]. "Final Report: Review and Testing of Unsolicited Proposal for Pixel-Level Aerotriangulation in New Brunswick. Contract Report prepared for Service New Brunswick, Province of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. May.

Pegler K. and D.J. Coleman [2001]. "New Brunswick Technical Specifications for Minimization of the Ridging Effect in Service New Brunswick Digital Terrain Models." Contract Report prepared for Service New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. March.

Hoogsteden, C. and D. J. Coleman [2000]. "Identification of User Trends and Analysis of On-Line Usage of Service New Brunswick's Real Property Internet Information Service". Contract Report prepared by the UNB Centre for Property Studies for Service New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. April.

M. Abdelrahim Hosny, D.J. Coleman and D. Raymond. [1999]. "Investigation of alternative approaches and tools for routine compression of New Brunswick Coastal Lands digital orthophoto imagery" Contract Report prepared for Service New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. April.

K. Pegler and D.J. Coleman [1999]. "Investigation of alternative approaches to systematic removal of ridging effect in New Brunswick Digital Terrain Model products" Contract Report prepared for Service New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. April.

Saylam, K. and S. Nichols and D. Coleman [1999]. "Developing A Conceptual Framework Architecture to support the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure" Contract Report prepared for the GeoConnections Secretariat, Geomatics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. April.

Ferguson, B. and Loukes D. and Coleman, D.J. [1998]. "Economic Development Strategy for the Geomatics Industry in New Brunswick." Contract Report prepared under contract to Applied Management Consultants Inc. for the Information Highway Secretariat, New Brunswick Department of Economic Development and Tourism. June.

Coleman, D.J. and M. Wojnarowska [1998]. "Draft Specifications for New Brunswick Colour Digital Orthophotomap Production" Contract Report for the New Brunswick Geographic Information Corporation, Fredericton, N.B. January.

Loukes, D. and D. Coleman and J.D. McLaughlin [1996]. "The Development of an Integrated Canadian Spatial Data Model and Implementation Concept". Contract Report prepared under contract to Geoplan Consultants for the Canadian Council on Geomatics. October.

Coleman, D.J. and M. Wojnarowska and E. Derenyi [1997]. "Stage 3: Final Research Report for N.B. Coastal Lands Digital Orthophoto Mapping Project" Contract Report for the New Brunswick Geographic Information Corporation, Fredericton, N.B. July.

Coleman, D.J. and M. Wojnarowska and E. Derenyi [1997]. "Stage 2: Research Report for N.B. Coastal Lands Digital Orthophoto Mapping Project" Contract Report for the New Brunswick Geographic Information Corporation, Fredericton, N.B. February.

Coleman, D.J. and M. Wojnarowska and E. Derenyi [1996]. "Stage 1: Background Research Report for N.B. Coastal Lands Digital Orthophoto Mapping Project" Contract Report for the New Brunswick Geographic Information Corporation, Fredericton, N.B. September.

Coleman, D.J. and P. Dawe and D. Gillis [1996]. "Working in a Spatial Data Infrastructure: "Blueprint for Implementation" Discussion Document". Contract Report for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Moncton, N.B., Fredericton, N.B. March.

Coleman, D.J. and S. Nichols [1996]. "Background research in support of NBGIC PLANET Project: On-Line Data Access Alternatives and Examples" Contract Report for the New Brunswick Geographic Information Corporation, Fredericton, N.B. January.

Coleman, D.J. and R. Grenfell and M. Wojnarowska and R. Brookes [1995] "Towards the Optimal Packaging and Structuring of Digital Topographic Data". Contract Report for the New Brunswick Geographic Information Corporation, Fredericton, N.B. January.

Coleman, D.J. and J.D. McLaughlin. [1994]. "Market Opportunities in a North American Spatial Data Infrastructure." Contract research report for Natural Resources Canada. Ottawa. March.