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David Hart

David Hart

Expert on geospatial technologies, coastal management, and urban and regional planning

Senior Scientst, UW Sea Grant Institute College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-6515 Home page Twitter: @DHartUW


  • Geospatial technologies (land information systems, mapping mashups, Web mapping, interoperability, planning support systems, spatial data policy)
  • Great Lakes issues (high water levels, sustainable coastal development, coastal hazards, coastal heritage tourism)
  • New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina (city planning, subsidence, GIS)


  • Wisconsin Coastal Atlas ( provide access to maps, data, and tools to support decision-making about the Great Lakes.
  • Member, Wisconsin Land Information Association
  • Member, American Planning Association & American Institute of Certified Planners
  • Working Groups Council, Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Changes Impacts
  • Wisconsin Geotools Project (, technologies that allow coastal communities to create place-based stories around coastal and environmental topics
  • Wisconsin Coastal Guide (, promotes coastal heritage tourism along the Great Lakes Circle Tour