Len Kne

U-Spatial Associate Director
PDF icon Curriculum Vitae (98.37 KB)

IPUMS Data Projects

Research Interests and Project Expertise

GIS; Spatial Database Design; Web Visualization; Spatial Analysis


I began working with U-Spatial in 2012. U-Spatial provides support for spatial research through training workshops, help desk support, and building a community of spatial researchers.

U-Spatial helps eliminate duplication and fragmentation of scientific resources and provides a framework of data, equipment, expertise, and resources that benefits all researchers working with spatial sciences and creative activities. The need for infrastructure support for the spatial sciences and creative activities has been apparent for some years, but the opportunity to build a broad-based infrastructure across traditional disciplinary and college boundaries has come much more recently.

Selected Publications

Manson, S. M., J. Shannon, S. Eria, L. Kne, K. R. Dyke, S. Nelson, L. Batra, D. Bonsal, M. Kernik, J. L. Immich, and L. Matson (2013). Resource needs and pedagogical value of web mapping for spatial thinking. Journal of Geography (In press).

Harvey, F, L. Kne, and S. M. Manson (2013). U-Spatial: A Consortium for the Spatial University. Esri ArcNews (Winter 2012/2013). http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcnews/winter1213articles/u-spatial-a-con... (2/27/13)

Manson, S. M., L. Kne, K. Dyke, J. Shannon, and S. Eria (2012). Using eye tracking and mouse metrics to test usability of web mapping navigation. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 39 (1). ID: 1523040639148