Paddington HodzaPaddington Hodza

Assistant Professor of GIScience
Columbine 2022
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  • PhD, Geography, West Virginia University, 2007
  • MSc, Land & Geographic Information Systems, University of Zimbabwe, 1998
  • BSc, Land Surveying, University of Zimbabwe, 1994

Research Interests:

  • GIS (Experiential GIS, Participatory GIS, Internet GIS)
  • GIS and Social Media, GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Geovisualization
  • Geocollaboration
  • User experience (UX) of geotechnology
  • Geoweb Services

Research Projects:

  • Using Participatory GIS to watch neighborhoods, UCCS Creative Research Creative Works Grant
  • Barr Trail Geospatial Web Service, Friends of the Peak Grant
  • Radon, Thyroid Cancer and Geovisualization, UCCS Creative Research Creative Works Grant

Courses Taught:

  • Digital Earth
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Advanced GIS
  • Internet GIS
  • Programming GIS

Awards and Honors:

  • National Geospatial Development Center (NGDC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (2007): recognized for contributions to various NGDC research projects including Flood Simulation and Geovisualization and the National Soil Quality and Assessment Tool

Selected Publications:

  • Vogt, B. and Hodza, P. 2012. Using 'Digital Earth' to expose students to GIScience. Journal of Geography (forthcoming)
  • Harris T. M. and Hodza, P. 2011. Geocollaborative soil boundary mapping in an Experiential GIS environment. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 38, 1, 20-35
  • Hodza, P. 2010. Fuzzy logic and differences between interpretive soil maps. Geoderma, 156, 3-3, 189-199
  • Hodza, P. 2009. Evaluating user experience of Experiential GIS. Transactions in GIS, 13, 5-6, 503-525
  • Lynam, T. J. P., Chitsike, J., Howard, M., Hodza, P., Gunda, W., Khumalo, A., 1996. Assessing the contribution of renewable natural resources to the livelihoods of Communal Area Households in the Zambezi Valley Area of Zimbabwe, in N. Christoffersen, B. Campbell and J. Du Toit, eds. Communities and Sustainable Use: Pan African Perspectives. Harare: IUCN, Regional Office for Southern Africa, 1996. Harare, Zimbabwe

Outreach and Service:

  • Coordinator, UCCS Certificate in GIScience Program
  • GIS Advisory Board Member, Pikes Peak Community College
  • GES GIS Lab Administrator
  • UCCS Faculty Minority Affairs Committee