• Spatial Analysis

    Spatial Analysis

    Understanding the nature and outcome of human and physical processes

Darren Scott
Darren Scott
General Science Building, Rm 237
(905) 525-9140 ext. 24953
(905) 546-0463

Dr. Darren Scott is a Professor in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster University where he teaches courses in Geographic Information Science. Dr. Scott was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Geosciences at the University of Louisville between 1999 and 2002, and held a Visiting Research Professor position at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich) in 2008. Dr. Scott's undergraduate degree is in geography (BA. Honors and Co-op, 1991), with graduate degrees also in geography from the University of Western Ontario (MA, 1994) and McMaster University (PhD, 2000). Dr. Scott has published over eightly refereed journal articles in leading transportation, regional science, and urban studies journals. Dr. Scott's research program has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation of the United States (NSF), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Geomatics for Informed Decisions (GEOIDE), among other funding agencies. In 2008, Dr. Scott established a research lab - TransLAB - in the School of Earth, Environment & Society where advanced transportation research is conducted by students working under his supervision.


Active transportation (cycling and walking); Big data (GPS); Bike share; Geographic Information Science (GIScience); Sustainable transportation; Travel behaviour

  • Courses Taught 2020-21:
  • ENVSOCTY 4GS3: GIS Programming (Fall 2020)
  • GEOG 710: Data Processing Using Python (Fall 2020)
  • ENVSOCTY 3GV3: Advanced Vector GIS (Winter 2021)
  • Courses Taught 2019-20:
  • GEOG 2GI3: Geographic Information Systems (Fall 2019)
  • GEOG 4GS3: GIS Programming (Fall 2019)
  • GEOG 710: Data Processing Using Python (Winter 2020)

Please see my  ORCID and/or Google Scholar pages.


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