David Banis


GIS Lab Manager & Associate Director- Image of Professor Banis
Center for Spatial Analysis & Research (CSAR)

Office Hours: Stop by or by appointment

Center for Spatial Analysis and Research web page

Human Ecology Mapping web page

Protecting Arctic Marine Ecosystems web page

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)


MS Geography Portland State University (2004)
GIS Professional Certification # 91651, (2015) 

Research Interests

 Applied GIS, map design, cultural geography, natural  resource  management

Courses Taught 

 GEOG 4/510 GIS Web Mapping 
 GEOG 4/588  Introduction to Geographic Information  Systems
 GEOG 4/592 GIS Applications
 GEOG 4/584  Cartographic Applications of GIS
 GEOG 4/585 Map Design and Production
 GEOG 380 Maps and Geographic Information
 GEOG 399 Maps and Society
 GEOG 4/565  Tuscany: Sustainability in City and  Country 

Recent Presentations and Publications

McLain, R., Banis, D., Cerveny, L., and A. Todd (2017). Multiple Methods of Public Engagement: Disaggregating Socio-Spatial Data for Environmental Planning in Western Washington, USA. Journal of Environmental Management Vol. 204, Part 1, pp 61-74.

McLain, R., Cerveny, L., Biedenweg, K., and D. Banis (2017). Values mapping and counter-mapping in contested landscapes: An Olympic Peninsula case study. Human Ecology 45: 585–600.

David Banis and Rebecca McLain, "What we know and don’t know about Public Participatory GIS: An eight-year retrospective", invited talk at the Fall 2017 School of the Environment Speaker Series, Nov 9, 2017

David Banis and Hunter Shobe, "Underground Portland”, invited talk for the Finnish Urbanism Foundation delegation, May 16, 2017

D. Banis, R. McLain, and L. Cerveny, "The place of gender: Landscape values of residents and visitors on the Olympic Peninsula (Washington, USA)” presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting, Santa Fe, NM March 29, 2017.

David Banis, "Using sociocultural PPGIS data for environmental planning: A case study of travel analysis for national forests" invited talk at the Oregon State University Geography seminar, March 6, 2017.

Hunter Shobe and David Banis, “Lessons from Portlandness”, invited talk for the Okinawa prefectural government delegation, October 31, 2016

Hunter Shobe and David Banis, "Cartographies of place and geographic imagination: The cultural atlas” ; presented at the International Colloquium in Geohumanities: Closing Circles, Opening Horizons, Barcelona Spain, October 2016.

 David Banis, Alexa Todd, Rebecca McLain, and Lee Cerveny, "Toward the use of sociocultural PPGIS data: Travel management analysis for national forests”; presented at the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Conference, Portland, OR, October 2016.

 Rebecca McLain, Zuriel Rasmussen, Gabriel Rousseau, Tim Hitchins, and David Banis, "You want what? Developing an interactive online mapping and survey tool for the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests”; presented at the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Conference, Portland, OR, October 2016.

 Chris Grant, David Banis, and Don Pettit, "Symbology Development for the Oregon Incident Response Information System”; presented at the GIS in Action Conference, Portland, OR, April 2016.

 Hunter Shobe and David Banis, “Cartographies of Geographic Imagination: The Cultural Atlas”; presented at the  Association of American Geographers Annual  Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2016.

 Rossitza Wooster, David Banis, and Ayesha Khalid (2016). A geographic view of expansion choices by U.S. firms in  China. International Trade Journal  Vol. 30 Issue 1, p33-58.

 The Atlas of Oregon Climate and Climate Change , a collaboration of C-GEO and CSAR, was published online in  November 2015. Author: Teresa Bulman, Chief Cartographer: David Banis 

 David Banis and Hunter Shobe (October 2015). Portlandness: A Cultural Atlas, Sasquatch Books, Seattle WA.