Robert Maher

Bob Maher obtained his Ph.D in Geography from the University of Western Ontario. He subsequently went to teach at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Geography – Quantitative Methods, Computer Mapping and Biogeography. In 1980, he joined the faculty at the Nova Scotia Land Survey Institute and was instrumental in its transformation into the College of Geographic Sciences (COGS). Between 1988 – 1999, he was a GIS consultant in Indonesia, and worked for ESRI in the United States, and across Canada with universities and government agencies. He returned to COGS in 2000 taking up the position of Senior Research Scientist in the Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG). He retired from AGRG in 2011. Bob contributes to GoGeomatics through a regular monthly column on geography education.

Articles by Robert Maher

Using Geomatics to Describe our Profession and Industry in Canada

Over forty years, the writer has witnessed a series of transitions and changes in terminology related to changes in the…

The Myth of COGS

When Jonathan Murphy mentioned to me ‘the myth of COGS’ as a topic of conversation in Ottawa I agreed to…

The Story of COGS

Editors note:  Dr Maher is writing “The Story of COGS,” and through articles in the GoGeomatics Canada  magazine, like the…

Thinking about GIS or Whatever Happened to the Geography Teacher

(This title borrows from Tomlinson’s book of the same name, as well as a new book by Donald Savoie ‘…