Richard Smith is an Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. He has a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Georgia and holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Rick’s research is in cartography, systems integration, and use of geospatial technology for disaster response. He has designed and implemented custom GIS software and authored maps for both the public and private sector. Such projects include designing and authoring a web-based mapping application for NASA, mapping the Columbia Shuttle debris for NASA’s Mishap Investigation Team, developing SituMap, a multi-user, multi-touch, multi-map collaborative single display groupware product, and working with the Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue to map debris in a fishing bay in Japan following the 2011 tsunami.
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