Douglas Flewelling

Director, MS GIS Program and Assoc Professor, Geographic Information Science
Geographic Information Systems


Lewis Hall
P: 909.748.8389

Douglas Flewelling teaches graduate classes in database management systems for GIS, GIS programming, object-oriented design, and systems analysis.

Prior to the University of Redlands, Flewelling served as a faculty member in the Geography Department at the University of New York at Buffalo, and as a research scientist and projects manager with the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis at the University of Maine. Flewelling also spent 12 years in private industry designing and implementing customized GIS software products. He has advised governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)--ranging from local to international--regarding GIS implementation and management.

Flewelling's research focuses on methods and algorithms for efficient and effective analysis and retrieval of geographic information. Particular interests include GIS support of geologic and hydrologic engineering applications, levels of inconsistency in spatial databases, and integration of multi-source spatial data for environmental applications.

His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Guatemalan Department of Agriculture.

Flewelling has authored or coauthored more than 35 journal and conference papers and reports, and numerous presentations at conferences and symposia. He has mentored five Ph.D. students and more than 20 M.S. students to completion.

Courses Taught

GIS 612: Introduction to GI Technology
GIS 622: Information Systems  Foundation for GIS
GIS 691: Project Concept and Scope
GIS 695: Project Implementation
GIS 696: Project Completion
Workshop:  Games and  Spaces