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The Technology Forge conducts research and development in primarily GIS-related applications.  Links to Technology Forge publications, presentations, tools, and work-in-process are provided below.  For more information about The Technology Forge, please contact:

        Mark Polczynski, PhD 

        mhp.techforge@gmail.com

        262-364-6609


Publications:

 

·         A Microsoft Excel application for automatically building historical geography GIS maps, Transactions in GIS, 17:1, 148-157, 2014.

 

·         Using the k-means clustering algorithm to classify features for choropleth maps, Cartographica, 49:1, 69-75, 2014.

 

·         A Microsoft VBA application for generating GIS heat maps, Transactions in GIS, 18:5, 783-791, 2014.

 

·         Knowledge Discovery and Analysis in Manufacturing, Quality Engineering, 22: 3, 169-181, 2010.


Presentations:

 

·         Using K-Means Clustering to Analyze a “Big Data” Archaeological Artifact Database, European Association of Archaeologists, 20th Annual Meeting, Sept 10-14, 2014, Istanbul.

 

·         Application of Technology to Historical Research, European Association of Archaeologists, 20th Annual Meeting, Sept 10-14, 2014, Istanbul.


Tools:

 

·         The Ottoman Inscription Archive:  A cloud-based on-line real-time on-site crowd-sourced digital geodatabase of Ottoman dedication inscriptions. 

 

·         The Civilian Tree Patrol:  A cloud-based on-line real-time on-site crowd-sourced digital geodatabase for capturing electrical power outage events. 

 

·         OWTRAD2KML:  A Microsoft Excel VBA application for converting OWTRAD.csv files to a .kml file for display by mapping systems such as Google Earth.

 

·         FeatureMapper:  A Microsoft Excel VBA application for generating simple geographic maps suitable for inclusion in text documents. 


Work-In-Process:

 

·         Using agent-based modeling to simulate 17th century Tatar slave raids

 

·         Agent-based model simulation of 18th century military engagements