Barbara P. Buttenfield, Ph.D., University of Washington, 1984, is Professor and Director of the Meridian Lab, a research facility focusing on visualization and modeling of geographic information and technology. She teaches courses in Geographic Information Science, Computer Cartography, and Information Design and Representation. Her research interests focus on generalization, representations of uncertainty, and design of visualization tools for environmental modeling. She is currently developing algorithms for progressive transmission of vector data across the Internet. Dr. Buttenfield is a Past President of the American Cartographic Association. In 2001, she was named GIS Educator of the Year by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science.

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