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Tracy Tien

Spatial Data Specialist

Tracy Tien

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Sabin-Reed Hall, 228

413-585-3284

Subject Specialities:

Cartography
Geographic Information Systems
Remote Sensing

Education

B.A., University of Richmond

Tracy Tien works with the Spatial Analysis Lab to engage conventional and novel GIS uses in the Smith community. In addition to providing research and technical support for students and faculty whose work intersects with spatial science, she is refining the accessibility to campus-generated spatial data and the vast collections beyond. 

Tracy is originally from Taiwan (the elusive island of bubble teas and delicate international relations), which fostered her fascination with contested territories and critical cartography — particularly how maps manifest and mold narratives of occupied space. Prior to joining Smith, her affinity for maps and animals led her to the conservation field, where she helped create geospatial models for land use planning and conservation prioritization.

Presentationis & Publications

Tien, Tracy, Jon Caris, and Robert Newton. "So You Built a Multimillion Bathhouse: Assessing the Past, Present, and Future of a Beloved New England Beach Using Drones." Presentation at the Northeast Arc Users Group Fall Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, October 29, 2018.

Tabor, Karyn, Jennifer Hewson, Hsin Tien, Mariano González-Roglich, David Hole, and John W. Williams. "Tropical Protected Areas Under Increasing Threats from Climate Change and Deforestation." Land 7, no. 3 (July 28, 2018): 90. doi:10.3390/land7030090.

González-Roglich, Mariano, Jennifer Hewson, Karyn Tabor, Tracy Tien, Leo Saenz, Steve Panfil, Kellee Koenig, and David Hole. "Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change." In Esri Map Book, 30-31. Vol. 33. Redlands, CA: Esri Press, 2018.

Kirsten R. Hazler, Tracy Tien, and Roy Gilb. Virginia ConservationVision: Development Vulnerability Model, 2015 Interim Edition. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, 2016. http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural-heritage/vaconvisvulnerable

Kirsten R. Hazler and Tracy Tien. Virginia ConservationVision: Agricultural Model 2015 Edition. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, 2015. http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural-heritage/vaconvisagric.

Professional Affiliations

The Wildlife Society, New England Chapter; Society for Conservation GIS; North American Cartographic Information Society