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Dr. Daniel W. Goldberg
Daniel W. Goldberg
(979) 845-6395
O&M 707

Eller O&M Building 810

Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
MS 3147
College Station, Texas 77843-3147


Ph.D. Computer Science University of Southern California, 2010

M.Sc. Computer Science, University of Southern California, 2003

B.Sc. Computer Science, Rutgers University, 2002


GEOG 390: Principles of Geographic Information Science

GEOG 392: GIS Programming

GEOG 476: GIS Practicum

GEOG 489: Special Topics in WebGIS

GEOG 489: Special Topics in GIS Programming

GEOG 660: Applications in Geographic Information Science

GEOG 665: GIS-Based Spatial Analysis and Modeling

GEOG 689: Special Topics in CyberGIS

GEOG 689: Special Topics in Spatial Databases

GEOG 689: Special Topics in GIS Application Development 


Additional Notes

  • Partners in Learning Award of Excellence – Texas A&M University, 2015
  • CyberGIS Fellow – National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 2014
  • Service Award – 200 Hours, California Science Center, 2012

Daniel W. Goldberg

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Research Interests

GIS, geocoding, geocomputation, CyberGIS, spatial databases, spatial uncertainty, spatio-temporal GIS, environmental exposure assessment, HealthGIS.

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Bowlick F*, Bednarz S, Goldberg DW. Student Learning in an Introductory GIS Course: Using a Project-Based Approach. Transactions in GIS (Accepted, Feb 2015. In press)
  • Hong Y, Goldberg DW, Vollmer Dahlke D, Ory MG, Cargill JS*, Coughlin R*, Hernandez E*, Kellstedt DK, Peres SC. Testing Usability and Acceptability of a Web Application to Promote Physical Activity (iCanFit) Among Older Adults. Journal of Medical Internet Research Human Factors: 1(1) (2014).
  • Goldberg DW, Klein A, Olivares M*, Li Z*. GIS Map Data & Services in the Big, Cloud Era: Opportunities, Challenges & Changes. Journal of Map & Geography Libraries: 10(1) (2014).
  • Goldberg DW, Ballard M*, Boyd JH, Mullan H, Garfield C, Rosman D, Ferrante AM, Semmens JB. An evaluation framework for comparing geocoding systems. International Journal of Health Geographics 12(50) (2013).
  • Henry KA, Sherman R*, Farber S, Cockburn MG, Goldberg DW, Stroup AM. The joint effects of census tract poverty and geographic access on late-stage breast cancer diagnosis in 10 US States. Health & Place 21: 110-121 (2013).
  • Ghosh JKC, Wilhelm M, Su J, Goldberg DW, Cockburn MG, Jerrett M, Ritz B. Assessing the influence of traffic-related air pollution on term LBW based on land use regression models and air toxics measures. American Journal of Epidemiology (2012).
  • Goldberg DW, Cockburn MG. The Effect of Administrative Boundaries and Geocoding Error on Cancer Rates in California. Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology 3(1): 39-54 (2012).
  • Henry KA, Boscoe FP, Johnson CJ, Goldberg DW, Sherman R, Cockburn MG. Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis: Is Travel Time Important? Journal of Community Health 36(6): 933-942 (2011).
  • Goldberg DW. Improving Geocoding Match Rates with Spatially-Varying Block Metrics. Transactions in GIS 15(6): 827–848 (2011).
  • Boscoe FP, Johnson CJ, Henry KA, Goldberg DW, Shahabi K, Elkin EB, Ballas LK, Cockburn MG. Geographic Proximity to Treatment for Early Stage Breast Cancer and Likelihood of Mastectomy. The Breast 20(4): 324-328 (2011).
  • Cockburn MG, Mills P, Zhang X, Goldberg DW, Ritz B. Prostate cancer and ambient pesticide exposure in agriculturally intensive areas in California. American Journal of Epidemiology 173(11):1280-1288 (2011).
  • Goldberg DW, Cockburn MG. Improving Geocode Accuracy with Candidate Selection Criteria. Transaction in GIS 14(S1): 129-146 (2010).
  • Goldberg DW, Wilson JP, Knoblock CA. Extracting geographic Features from the internet to automatically build detailed regional gazetteers. International Journal of Geographic Information Science 23(1): 93-128 (2009).
  • Goldberg DW, Wilson JP, Knoblock CA, Ritz B, Cockburn MG. An effective and efficient approach for manually improving geocoded data. International Journal of Health Geographics 7(60) (2008).
  • Goldberg DW, Wilson JP, Knoblock CA. From Text to Geographic Coordinates: The Current State of Geocoding. URISA Journal 19(1): 33-46 (2007).


  • Goldberg DW. A Geocoding Best Practices Guide. Springfield, IL, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (2008).

Book chapters

  • Goldberg DW. Geocoding for Location-Based Services. In Karimi, H (ed.), Advances in Location-Based Computing and Services. Second Edition. New York, NY. Taylor & Francis. 75-106 (2013).
  • Goldberg DW, Jacquez GM, Mullan N. Geocoding In Health Science Research. In Boscoe, FP (ed.), Geographic Health Data: Fundamental Techniques for Analysis. Wallingford, UK, CABI International Press: 51-71(2013)
  • Goldberg DW, Cockburn MG, Naito AT*. Spatial Overlays for Exposure Estimation. In Boscoe, FP (ed.), Geographic Health Data: Fundamental Techniques for Analysis. Wallingford, United Kingdom, CABI International Press: 87 – 104 (2013).
  • Goldberg DW. Privacy and Security of Geospatial Information. In Warf B, Jankowski P, Solomon BD, Welford M (eds.), Encyclopedia of Geography. Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications (2010).
  • Goldberg DW, Wilson JP, Knoblock CA. Exploring the Use of Gazetteers and Geocoders for the Analysis and Interpretation of a Dynamically Changing World. In Hornsby KS, Yuan M (eds.), Understanding Dynamics of Geographic Domains. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press: 51-76 (2008).

Additional Information

Graduate Students (Current)

  • Forrest Bowlick
  • Yolanda Mcdonald
  • Xin Ma
  • Deborah Vollmer Dahlke
  • Gina Lane
  • Monica Parshley
  • Shiqiang Guo
  • Ashish Agrawal

Graduate Students (Former)

  • Christopher Garza
  • Zhongxia Li

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Association for Artificial Intelligence
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Association of American Geographers
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
  • North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
  • University Consortium for Geographic Information Science
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

Director, TAMU GeoInnovation Service Center


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