David Banis

GIS Lab Manager & Associate Director-
Center for Spatial Analysis & Research (CSAR)
503.725.8903 dbanis@pdx.edu
Center for Spatial Analysis and Research web page
Human Ecology Mapping web page


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

Banis, D., McLain, R., Milligan, A., Harrell, K., and L. Cerveny, (2019). Socio-ecological Interactions in the National Forests and Grasslands of Central Oregon: A Summary of Human Ecology Mapping Results Occasional Papers in Geography No. 8. https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/31028

David Banis, Rebecca McLain, Krystle Harrell, and Alicia Milligan (2019). "What human ecology mapping data can tell us: A case study from forests in Central Oregon” , presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting, Portland, OR March 2019

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

David Banis, Rebecca McLain, and Lee 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 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

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.

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