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Tracey P. Lauriault, Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Lauriault is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), National University of Ireland, Maynooth.  She was a Postdoctoral Fellow and a graduate student at the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre from 2002-2013. Her dissertation topic was Data, Infrastructures and Geographical Imaginations. She is the associate editor of Volume two Cybercartography: Theory and Practice and just finished work on the SSHRC Partnership Development Project entitled Mapping the Legal and Policy Boundaries of Digital Cartography which is part of the GCRC's research stream of Law, Society and Cybercartography.  She was the Research Leader for the Pilot Atlas of the Risk of Homelessness funded by HRSDC and participates in activities and represents the Lab on topics related to the access to and preservation of Data. She was part of the Project Management Team for the Cybercartography and the New Economy Project and was responsible for collaboration, transdisciplinary research and organizational theory. She was the lead researcher of the Cybercartographic Atlas of Antarctica Case Study for the International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) 2 and lead the General Study of Archival Policies of Science Data Archives/Repositories

Contact Information
  • Twitter: @traceylauriault
  • tlauriau @ gmail . com
Research Interests:
  • Spatial Data Legal and Policy Issues
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures
  • Preservation of Geospatial Data and Maps
  • History of the Census and Atlas of Canada
  • A big fan of Ian Hacking, Michel Foucault and Bruno Latour and critical cartographic theory
  • Application of geomatics to study political, cultural and social issues
  • Civil society and evidence based-decision making, Open Data and Open Government
  • Olfaction and multisensory cartography
  • Socio-Technological Aspects of Infrastructures
  • Organization theories related to Transdisciplinary Research
  • Data, Infrastructures and Geographical Imaginations, defended May 23, 2012.
 Related Activities:
Lauriault Publications (Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre)

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