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Dr. Max Craglia

Max is a senior researcher at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and one of the founders of the Vespucci Initiative for the advancement of Geographic Information Science.

Dr. Max CragliaMax is a senior researcher at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, in the group that has the responsibility for the technical coordination of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ ).

He is one of the founders of the Vespucci Initiative for the advancement of Geographic Information Science (www.vespucci.org) and edits of the International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research (http://ijsdir.jrc.ec.europa.eu/).

Prior to joining the JRC in 2005, Max was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield teaching GIS for urban planners, and researching areas of spatial data infrastructure deployment and use, and data policy. Selected publications include:

  • Craglia M., Goodchild, M. F. et al. 2008. Next Generation Digital Earth. A position paper from the Vespucci Initiative for the Advancement of Geographic Information Science International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research, Vol 3. 146-167 http://ijsdir.jrc.ec.europa.eu/index.php/ijsdir/article/view/119/99
  • Craglia M., and S. Wise. 2008. GIS and Evidence-Based Policy Making - Taylor & Francis (Publ.), London - ISBN 9780849385834
  • Wessels, B., and Craglia, M. 2007. Situated innovation of e-social science: Integrating infrastructure, collaboration, and knowledge in developing e-social science. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(2), article 18. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue2/wessels.html 
  • Blakemore M. and M. Craglia. 2006. Access to public sector information in Europe: policy, rights, and obligations. The Information Society, 22(1):13-24; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01972240500388180