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Rodolphe Devillers

Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1B 3X9

Office: SN 2014
Tel: (709) 864-8412
Fax: (709) 864-3119

E mail: rdeville[at]

Lab Web site:

I received a BSc in Earth Sciences from Université Lyon 1 in France (1997), a MSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Québec in Montréal (1999), a MSc in Geomatics Sciences from Laval University (2000) and a PhD in Geomatics Sciences/Geographic Information Sciences jointly from Laval University - Canada - and Marne-la-Vallée University - France - (2004). I then did a post-doctoral degree at the Centre for Topographic Information of Sherbrooke (Geomatics Canada), Natural Resources Canada (2005) before coming to Memorial University.

I’m interested in the use of geographic information by non-expert users and how it is possible to limit the cases of misuse of geographic information. I'm also generally interested in the applications of GISciences to the marine environment. Before coming to Memorial my post-doctorate was on the international standards in the field of geographic information sciences (ISO TC211 and OGC). I am associate researcher at the Centre of Research in Geomatics (CRG), cross-appointed with the department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University and adjunct professor at the Department of Geomatics Sciences of Laval University (Quebec). I am also Marine Geomatics Editor for the journal Geomatica.

Teaching Interests

GISciences and Cartography.

Research Interests

  • Spatial Data Quality and Usability
  • Marine Geomatics/GIS (Fisheries, Benthic Ecology, Geology, etc)
  • Marine Habitat Mapping
  • Decision-Support Systems
  • Geovisualization and Geovisual Analytics
  • Standardization and Metadata


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