I am a lecturer in geographic Information Science with the Department of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
My research is organized around the development of theory and practice for cartography, especially that intended for distribution and use in the context of distributed, media-capable networks. This research includes: a) the development of tools and software frameworks that support distributed, transdisciplinary, and community collaboration in the creation and use of maps, mapping processes, and the discussion of insights gleaned through those processes; b) development of software, algorithms, and tools for processing and representing geographic information as part of those mapping processes, including multi-modal interfaces (e.g., visual, auditory); and c) participation in mapping projects using these tools.
My Ph.D. thesis research focused on interactive audiovisual cartography and sound design for the web. The research encompassed theoretical approaches to the use of sound as part of cartography; technological development to support the creation, distribution and use of audiovisual maps over the Internet; work with users to understand strengths and weaknesses of the use of sound as part of maps; and work to develop atlases and maps that apply the theory, technological developments, and evaluation results to foster new insights into the use and accommodation of sound as part of audiovisual cartography.
Brauen, G., S. Pyne, A. Hayes, J. P. Fiset, and D. R. F. Taylor. 2011. "Encouraging Transdisciplinary Participation using an Open Source Cybercartographic Toolkit: The Atlas of the Lake Huron Treaty Relationship Process," Canadian National Commission of the International Cartographic Association National Report on Cartography, Geomatica, 65:1, 27-45.
Brauen, G., and D. R. F. Taylor. 2008. "Linked Audio Representation in Cybercartography: Guidance from Animated and Interactive Cartography for Using Sound," Brasilian Journal of Cartography 60:3, 223-242.
Caquard, S., G. Brauen, B. Wright, and P. Jasen. 2008. "Designing sound in cybercartography: From structured cinematic narratives to unpredictable sound/image interactions," International Journal of Geographical Information Science 22:11, 1219-1245.
Brauen, G. and D. R. F. Taylor. 2007. "A Cybercartographic Framework for Audible Mapping," Canadian National Commission of the International Cartographic Association National Report on Cartography, Geomatica 61:2, 127-136.
Brauen, G. 2006. "Designing Interactive Sound Maps Using Scalable Vector Graphics," Cartographica, 41:1, 59-71.
Refereed Book Chapters
Brauen, G. 2011. "Interactive Audiovisual Mapping: BTEX Emissions from NPRI Reporting Facilities in Montréal" in W. Cartwright, S. Caquard, and L. Vaughan (eds.), Mapping Environmental Issues in the City: Arts and Cartographic Cross Perspectives, Chap. 6, 74-108. Berlin; Heidelberg: Springer.
Invited Book Chapters
Brauen, G. (2013 in press). "Interactive Audiovisual Design for Cartography: Survey, Prospects, and Example" in Taylor, D. R. F. and T. P. Lauriault (eds.), Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: Applications in Indigenous Mapping, 2nd ed., Chap. 10, 23 pages. Berlin; Heidelberg: Elsevier.
Brauen, G. 2013. "An Assessment of the Availability and Usefulness of Standards Compliant Canadian Public Web Map Services." Annual Canadian Association of Geographers conference, August 11-15. Canadian Association of Geographers. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland
Brauen, G. 2013. "Map Projections on the Web: Map Scale, Region, and Purpose Should Factor into Projection Selection Decisions." Joint ACMLA/CCA conference, June 11-14. Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives and Canadian Cartographic Association. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
Taylor, D. R. F. and G. Brauen. 2012. "The Nunaliit Cybercartographic Atlas Framework as a Tool for Collecting and Preserving Indigenous Knowledge in Canada." Digitial Cartographic Heritage 2012 Conference (DCH2012), July 2-4, St. Die des Vosges, France.
Brauen, G. 2010. "Interactive Audiovisual Mapping: BTEX Emissions from NPRI Reporting Facilities in Montréal." 'Mapping' Environmental Issues in the City: Arts and Cartographic Cross Perspectives Workshop, ICA Arts and Cartography Working Group, Concordia University, Montréal, September 8-10.
Pulsifer, P., G. J. Laidler, S. Caquard, G. Brauen, and D. R. F. Taylor. 2010. "Creating an online cybercartographic atlas of sea ice: Technical design and implementation." International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference, June 10, Oslo, Norway.
Brauen, G. 2010. "A Sound Design Kit for Audiovisual Web-mapping." Prairie Summit, Regina, Saskatchewan (Joint annual conference of Canadian Association of Geographers, Canadian Cartographic Association, Canadian Geomorphology Research Group, and Canadian Remote Sensing Society), June 1-5.
Brauen, G. and S. Pyne. 2010. "Reflections on Project Roles and Technologies: The Cybercartographic Atlas of the Lake Huron Treaty Relationship Process." Prairie Summit, Regina, Saskatchewan (Joint annual conference of Canadian Association of Geographers, Canadian Cartographic Association, Canadian Geomorphology Research Group, and Canadian Remote Sensing Society), June 1-5.
Brauen, G. 2008. "Toward Interactive Audio-Visual Cartography." Joint Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division (CAGONT) and East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers (ELDAAG) conference, St. Catharines, Ontario, Oct. 17-19.
Brauen, G. 2008. "Toward Audio-visual Cartography." Paper read at the Conference of the Canadian Cartographic Association, Vancouver, B.C., May 12-16.
Caquard, S., and G. Brauen. 2007. "Audio-Visual Mapping of Statistical Data," presentation to the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) Workshop. Ryerson University, Toronto, Dec. 13.
Hayes, A., J. P. Fiset, and G. Brauen. 2006. "Hands On: Cybercartographic Atlas Infrastructure," CCA/Atlas of Canada Centenary Conference, June 18-21, Canadian Cartographic Association. Ottawa, Ontario.
Taylor, D. R. F., G. Brauen, S. Caquard, B. Eddy, A. Hayes, T. Lauriault, E. Martínez, P. Pulsifer, and C. Reyes. 2006. "Cybercartography: Maps and Mapping in the Information Era," pannel session, CCA/Atlas of Canada Centenary Conference, June 18-21, Canadian Cartographic Association. Ottawa, Ontario.
S. Caquard, G. Brauen, and B. Wright. 2005. "Exploring Sound Design in Cybercartography," International Cartographic Conference, A Coruña, Spain.
Ph.D. Geography, Carleton University
M.C.S (Computer Science), Carleton University
B.Sc (C. S.), University of New Brunswick