for articles in Directions Magazine, see here


Sinton, D. S. (2016). Spatial Thinking and GIS. In H. Burte, T. Kauppinen, & M. Hegarty (Eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Teaching Spatial Thinking from Interdisciplinary Perspectives (TSTIP 2015) at COSIT 2015 in Santa Fe, NM. CEUR-WS.org, online: ceur-ws.org/Vol-1557/: 29-35.

Baker, T. R., Battersby, S., Bednarz, S. W., Bodzin, A. M., Kolvoord, B., Moore, S., Sinton, D. S., and Uttal, D. (2015). A Research Agenda for Geospatial Technologies and Learning. Journal of Geography, 114(3):118-130.  DOI: 10.1080/00221341.2014.950684.

King, A. M., Larsen, L. I. and Sinton, D. S. (2012). The Spatially Interactive Literature System Study Tool: A GIS Classroom Tool for Interpreting History. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 3(3): 70-85.

Howarth, J. T. and Sinton, D. S. (2011). Sequencing spatial concepts in problem based GIS instruction. International Conference: Spatial Thinking and Geographic Information Science.  Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 21:253-259.

Sinton, D. S. (2009). Roles for GIS within Higher Education.  Journal of Geography in Higher Education Vol. 33(1):S7-S16.

Sinton, D. S. and Huber, W. (2007). Mapping polka and its ethnic heritage in the United States. Journal of Geography Vol. 106: 41-47.

Sinton, D. S. and Jones, J.A. (2002). Extreme winds and windthrow in the western Columbia River Gorge. Northwest Science Vol.76(2): 173-182.

Sinton, D. S., Jones, J. A., Swanson, F. J., and Ohmann, J. (2000). Forest composition, structure, and disturbance by wind in the Bull Run basin, Oregon. Ecology Vol. 81(9): 2539-2556.


Sinton, D. S., Kolvoord, B., Gersmehl, P., Bednarz, S. and Uttal, D. (2013). The People’s Guide to Spatial Thinking. Washington, DC: National Council for Geographic Education. 

Sinton, D. S. and Lund, J. J. (Eds.) (2006). Understanding Place: GIS and Mapping across the Curriculum. Redlands, CA: ESRI Press.

Book Chapters or Sections

Sinton, D. S. (2017). Mapping, in R. Davis, Gold, K. Harris, and J. Sayers (Eds), Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments. Modern Language Association.

Sinton, D. S. (2016). Critical Spatial Thinking. in Richardson, D,  Castree, N., Goodchild, M. , Liu, W.,  Kobayashi, A. Marston, R. (Eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley/AAG.

Sinton, D. S. (2014). Spatial Learning in Higher Education, p. 219-238 in Montello, D. R., Grossner, K., & Janelle, D. G. (Eds.), Space in mind: Concepts for spatial learning and education. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 

Sinton, D. S.  (2011). Spatial Thinking, p. 733-744 in Stoltman, J. (ed.), 21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Sinton, D. S. and Schultz, R. (2008). GIS and Mapping Applications for Reasoning and Critical Thinking about the Environment and Society, p. 69-80 in Solem, M. N. and K. E. Foote (eds.), Teaching College Geography: A Practical Guide for Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Lund, J. J. and Sinton, D. S. (2006). Critical and creative visual thinking, p. 1-18 in Sinton, D. and J. Lund (eds.), Understanding Place: GIS and Mapping Across the Curriculum. Redlands, CA: ESRI Press.

Sinton, D. S. and Bednarz, S. W. (2006). About that G in GIS, p. 19-34 in Sinton, D. and J. Lund (eds.), Understanding Place: GIS and Mapping across the Curriculum. Redlands, CA: ESRI Press.

 Editorial Production    

Steinitz, C. (2012). A Framework for Geodesign: Changing Geography by Design. Redlands, CA: Esri Press.

Other Publications

Sinton, D. S.  (2011). A Spatial Literacy Initiative in Higher Education. ArcNews 32(4): 36-37.

Sinton, D. S.(Ed.). (2006). Managing and Supporting GIS in Higher Educational Contexts. Transformations, an online series of occasional papers exploring the intersection of digital technologies and the liberal arts. National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE). May Issue.

Sinton, D. S. (2000). GIS at work in Western New York. Geographic Information Systems Technology News Vol. 2(2): 3.

Sinton, D. S. (2000). Putting Alfred on the map. GIS Quarterly, Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board. Vol. 4(2): 4-5.

Patterson, R. W.*, Alsheimer, A.*, Booker, J. F. and Sinton, D. S. (1999). Estimating tourism impacts of deer hunting in New York State: a case study of 1997 deer take data.  Proceedings of the 1999 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, General Technical Report, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, U. S. Department of Agriculture, April.

Jones, J. A., Swanson, F. J. and Sinton, D. S. (1998). A history of windthrow, wildfire, and forest cutting in the Bull Run watershed, Oregon. Report to the City of Portland Water Bureau and the Mt. Hood National Forest, Cooperative Agreement No. PNW 92-0220.

Damon, C., Nicholson, M., Sinton, D. August, P., and Labash, C. (1997). Spatial variation in marine ecosystems: Visualization of patterns and trends. Final report (NOAA-CMER 96-22) to the National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Sinton, D. S. (1996). Using GIS to map Calanus finmarchicus and temperature data from twenty-five MARMAP cruises, 1977-1987. A report to the National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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