Fernando Sanchez Trigueros

Short-Term Collaborating Scholar

School of Geography, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT


Contributing to the project "Mapping support for descriptions of cultural resilience in fire-adapted ecosystems" (Joint Research Agreement between the School of Geography and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute) by:

  • Providing software functionality for the synthesis, retrieval and mapping of fuzzy information out of Public Participation GIS data, focusing on the processing of data collected by the Map-Me PPGIS tool.
  • Combining theoretical, methodological and technical principles of Artificial Intelligence and GIScience for the implementation of 'smart' geodatabases able to group georeferenced text and imagery as a function of their content similarity


Fernando has earned degrees in Quaternary Studies, Applied Statistics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). His Ph.D. dissertation centered on the devising of quantitative methods for land-use analysis in case studies affected by temporal and spatial uncertainty. He has also engaged in the development of computational tools, especially with R, Python, the .NET Framework and the ArcGIS site package.

Fernando began collaborating with the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute in November 2013 before officially joining as a Short-Term Scholar from February-March 2014.


  • Fuzzy tagging and processing of semantic vagueness for crowd-sourcing public perceptions of environmental change” (accepted), in Digital Conservation. Aberdeen, 22/5/2014.
  • Use of the Map-Me PPGIS tool for the collection of community-based ecological information” (accepted), in Digital Conservation. Aberdeen, 23/5/2014. (Along with S. Carver and J. Huck).
  • The treatment of public participation data in environmental impact assessment: setting up smart systems for the synthesis and mapping of vague definitions”, in GIS Research UK 2014. Glasgow, 17/3/2014.
  • Features and applications of the MapMe Public Participation GIS, School of Geography, University of Leeds. 12/3/2014.
  • FORS380 Special Topics Seminar: Public Participation GIS, Department of Natural Resources, Salish Kootenai College. Academic year: 2013-2014 (1 cred., along with Dr. Brooke McBride and Robert Kenning).
  • Public Participation GIS in environmental research and planning”, Payne Native American Center, University of Montana. 24/2/2014.