John Morgan III


Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts,
Room 2355


Ph.D., 1980, Outdoor Recreation
Planning and Management,
University of Maryland College Park

M.A., 1973, Geography and
Environmental Planning,
Towson University

B.A., 1969,
Towson University

Areas of Expertise


In-Progress: Working on a book entitled “The Power of Where: Why Knowledge of Geography is Indispensable for Life in the 21st Century.”

Morgan, John M. III. 2013. Reflections on the Geospatial Revolution. Presentation conducted at the Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony of the 2013 Pennsylvania Geographical Society Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 25, 2013.

Morgan, John M. III. 2014. Developing Web Mapping Applications Using Open Source Application Programming Interfaces and Open Source Web Map Services. Presentation conducted at the 2014 Delmarva GIS Conference, Bridgeville, Delaware, May 8, 2014.

Morgan, John M. III and Phillip L. Reese. 2012. Balloon Mapping. Mini-workshop conducted at the 25th Annual Towson University Geographic Information Sciences Conference. Baltimore, Maryland, March 20, 2012.

Selected Publications

Lu, K. S., Morgan, J., and Allen, J. 2013. Chapter 8: A neural network for modeling multicategorical land use change. In Donald P. Albert and (Eds.), Emerging Methods and Multidisciplinary Applications in Geospatial Research (pp 131-142). Hershey, PA: IGI Global-Information Science References (ISBN-10: 1466619511 and ISBN-13: 978-1466619517).

Morgan, John M. III. 2012. Digital Image Processing Techniques Demonstrate the Anomalous Nature of the Radiocarbon Dating Sample Area of the Shroud of Turin. Scientific Research and Essays. 7(29): 2641-2655. DOI: 10.5897/SRE12.375.

Kutz, Frederick W., John M. Morgan, III, Jeremy Monn, and Chad P. Petry. 2012. Geospatial Approaches to Characterizing Agriculture in the Chincoteague Bay Subbasin. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 184(2): 679-692.

Professional Service

  • Serve as Director of the Geospatial Research and Education Laboratory, as Director Emeritus of the Center for Geographic Information Sciences, as principal investigator of the MarylandView Consortium, and as Towson University's representative to the Program Committee of the Maryland Space Grant Consortium.
  • Developed and organized an annual Geographic Information Systems Conference at Towson University (TUGIS).
  • Conducted over 150 one, two, and three-day workshops for the annual meetings of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, the annual GIS/LIS meeting, the annual Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference, the annual Towson University GIS Conference, the U.S. Professional Development Institute, and the Pennsylvania GIS Conference. The workshops have included Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Fundamentals of Mapping for Geographic Information Systems, Introduction to Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing, Introduction to Spatial Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems, Introduction to Data Mining for Geographic Information Systems, and GIS for Homeland Security and Emergency Management.