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Welcome to my website.  This page will be home to geography, photography, history, genealogy and other personal interests. 

Original geographic works by me:

Alexandra Group Alignment Map

Here is the map I made for my Sanatorium Hill video.  The map shows where I was filming from and the alignment of the Alexandra Volcanic Group.  Click here for a larger version.

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Using Remote Sensing to Locate Shell Middens in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Completed as a requirement for GHY412 Remote Sensing II and presented on May 2, 2018. This project sought to determine if LIDAR can be used to locate Indian middens in a salt marsh. Native Americans inhabited the study area for approximately 12,000 years harvesting shellfish such are clams and oysters. The shell piles, or middens, left behind by the previous inhabitants lie hidden beneath a cover of tall marsh grass. The strategy was to take raw LiDar data to locate manmade features in a salt marsh...  Read More...


Geography of Manufacturing in Mississippi

Mississippi is perhaps best known for its cotton production and lumber industry.  A lesser known industry that once was the largest in the world, was the seafood industry along the Gulf Coast.  In the years following the civil war, seafood -- mostly shrimp and oysters, were transported to Mobile and New Orleans for processing (Sheffield and Nicovich, 1979).  In 1881 W.K.M. Dukate traveled to Baltimore, Maryland to investigate the seafood packing process (Sheffield and Nicovich, 1979).  At the time, Baltimore was the largest seafood canning area in the country (Gutierrez, 1987).  When Dukate returned to Biloxi he brought with him new equipment that began the local processing of seafood.  Canneries lined the eastern end of Biloxi, but were also in Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian and Pascagoula.    Click "view pdf" to continue reading

Repeat Photography of Postcards from:  1920 's - 1970's of Edgewater Park, Biloxi, Mississippi

Repeat photography is the process of taking the same picture as that of one taken at an earlier point in time.  The new photograph must adhere as precisely as possible to the original image.  The scope of the image must remain the same as the original image.  That is one must limit the image to covering only the area that was included in the original.  This scope may be very limited and not representative of the area as a whole.  While that is a weakness of the process, in that we may want to include more area than the original...   Read more...

Biloxi's Bourbon Street in 1942 and 2018

Repeat photography gives us an opportunity to compare a photograph taken at some point in the past with a contemporary photograph of the same location.  The comparison of the "then" and "now" provides clues as to what has occurred in the intervening time period, how the landscape is used, and who uses the landscape (Bass, 2004).  Through this comparison, we can gain a better idea of how space is used in a cultural context.  The scope of the landscape is limited by what was captured in the original photograph (Bass, 2004).  The photographer chose to include a specific area, ignoring or omitting the surrounding areas.  Despite this inherent weakness, I will discuss landscape changes from 1942 to 2018 in downtown Biloxi, Mississippi.   Read more...

Mapping the Spatial Distribution of the Origin of Street Names in Biloxi, Mississippi

Naming a place gives it importance and permanence.  Place names, more specifically, street names, are given to important people.  Some streets are named for important members of a family or society.  In some cases the names are of head of households or important political figures of the day.  According to Ling Zhang "The rich diversity of ethnic groups is reflected in its toponyms (place names)"(2012).  This project will investigate the toponyms in Biloxi, Mississippi.   Read more...

Assessment of Inundation Risk from Sea Level Rise: Gulf Islands National Seashore, Ocean Springs, MS.
PowerPoint Presentation.  Sea level rise will impact the park.  This study quantifies how much of the park will be inundated.

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