Dr. Richard Smith, Ph.D., GISP

Dr. Richard Smith

Assistant Professor of GISc & GSEN

Office: CBI 106
Phone: 361-825-2750
E-Mail: richard.smith@tamucc.edu

Spatial {Query} Lab Website

Education:

  • Ph.D. Geography, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • M.S. Computer Science, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, TX
  • B.S. Geographic Information Science, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, TX

Area of Expertise / Research:

  • GIS Programming
  • Cartography
  • System integration
  • Dynamic Disaster Mapping

Publications:

  • Maresh-Fuhrer, M. M. & Smith, R., “Social Media Mapping Innovations for Crisis Prevention, Response, and Evaluation”. Computers in Human Behavior, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.08.041
  • Murphy, R. R., Dreger, K. L., Newsome, S., Rodocker, J., Slaughter, B., Smith, R., Steimle, E., Kimura, T., Makabe, K., Kon, K., Mizumoto, H., Hatayama, M., Matsuno, F., Tadokoro, S. and Kawase, O., Marine heterogeneous multirobot systems at the great Eastern Japan Tsunami recovery. Journal of Field Robotics. 29(5): 819–831, September/October 2012.
  • Kiltz, L. and Smith, R. “Experimenting with GIS in Doing Damage Assessments: A Trial Run at Disaster City”. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 8(1), 2011.
  • Smith, R. and Hodler, T. Map of students studying abroad - cover of Journal of Geography. 108(3), 2009.
  • Gomez, Luis G. “Crossing the Rio Grande: an Immigrant’s Life in the 1880s”. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2006. “Map of area covered in Mis Memorias” by Richard Smith.
  • Quiroz, Anthony. “Claiming Citizenship: Mexican Americans in Victoria, Texas”. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2005. “Map of Victoria, Texas” by Rick Smith. Page 3.

Grants and Contracts:

  • “Map Library Scanning”, Richard A. Smith Jr. Principal Investigator, awarded 2016 from Ed Rachal Foundation; $120,000.
  • “Map Library Scanning”, Richard A. Smith Jr.Principal Investigator, awarded 2015 from Ed Rachal Foundation; $98,000.
  • “Blucher Map Library Scanning”, Richard A. Smith Jr.Principal Investigator, awarded 2014 from Ed Rachal Foundation;$64,000.
  • “’Cartographic Design’ and ‘Remote Sensing’ FOSS4G Lab Curriculum Conversion and Development”, Richard A. Smith Jr. Principal Investigator, 2014, from Department of Labor subcontract through Del Mar College; $17,000.
  • “’Spatial Analysis’ and ‘Data Acquisition & Management’ Course Curriculum Development”, Richard A. Smith Jr. Principal Investigator, 2013, from Department of Labor subcontract through Del Mar College; $25,000.
  • “’GeoAgrilizer’ – Agriculture Land Assessment for Sustainable Energy Developed with Undergraduate Research Women in Agriculture”, Richard A. Smith Jr., Principal Investigator, Seneca D. Holland, Donald G., McGahan, Ryan Rhodes, Co-Principal Investigators; awarded August 2012 from the United States Department of Agriculture; $233,324.
  • “’Introduction to Geospatial Technology’ and ‘Cartographic Design’ Course Curriculum Development”, Richard A. Smith Jr. Principal Investigator, 2012, from Department of Labor subcontract through Del Mar College; $21,046.
  • “Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami-Remote Assessment Using Land, Sea and Aerial Unmanned Systems”, Robin R. Murphy, Richard A. Smith Jr. Principal Investigators, awarded April, 2011 from National Science Foundation;  6,104.“City of Corpus Christi Brownfields GIS Contract”, Richard Smith, Principal Investigator; awarded November, 2010 from the City of Corpus Christi; $14,634.
  • “Undergraduate Scholarly Education and Research Contact for Hispanics (U-SEARCH)”, Stacey Lyle, Principal Investigator, Yuxia Huang, Rick Smith, Kevin Concannon, Co-Principal Investigators; awarded August, 2010 from the United States Department of Agriculture; $290,000.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Award, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, 2016.
  • Outstanding Online Educator 2015, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, 2015.
  • Team Educator of the Year Award, GeoForAll. Presented at FOSS4G Europe, 2015.
  • Travel Award to the 27th International Cartographic Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – U.S. National Committee to the International Cartographic Association, 2015.
  • First Place – Poster Session, Emergency Response Center Summer Institute, Texas Engineering Extension, College Station, TX, June 3-4, 2014.Finalist – 2014 Outstanding Master’s Mentor Award, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi – College of Graduate Studies, 2014.
  • Travel Award to the 26th International Cartographic Conference in Dresden, Germany – U.S. National Committee to the International Cartographic Association, 2013.
  • Travel Award to the 25th International Cartographic Conference in Paris, France – U.S. National Committee to the International Cartographic Association, 2011.
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award - University of Georgia.  2008
  • Star Award - Lockheed Martin Space Operations, Stennis Programs.  2003