A list of selected publications is provided below – a complete list of all my publications can be found in my CV. Links to the online versions of the articles are provided where available.


Python Scripting

Zandbergen, P.A. 2013. Python Scripting for ArcGIS. ESRI Press. ISBN: 9781589482821

See the Python tab on this site for more details.


Geocoding Quality

Hart, T.C. and P.A. Zandbergen. In Press. Reference data and geocoding quality: Examining completeness and positional accuracy of street geocoded incidents. International Journal of Police Strategies & Management.

Public Transit Accessibility

Tribby, C.P, and P.A. Zandbergen. 2012. High-resolution spatio-temporal modeling of public transit accessibility. Applied Geography, 34: 345-355. htmlpdf

WiFi Positioning

Zandbergen, P.A. 2012. Comparison of WiFi positioning on different mobile devices. Journal of Location Based Services, 6(1): 35-50. html – pdf

Dasymetric Mapping

Zandbergen, P.A. 2011. Dasymetric mapping using high resolution address point datasets. Transactions in GIS, 15(s1): 5-27. htmlpdf

Wide Area Augmentation System

Arnold, L.L. and P.A. Zandbergen. 2011. Positional accuracy of the Wide Area Augmentation System in consumer-grade GPS units. Computers and Geosciences, 37: 883-892. htmlpdf

Assisted GPS on Cellphones

Zandbergen, P.A. and S.J. Barbeau. 2011. Evaluation of positional accuracy of assisted GPS data from high-sensitivity GPS-enabled mobile phones. Journal of Navigation, 64(3): 381-399. htmlpdf

Florida Panther Mortality

Schwab, A.C. and P.A. Zandbergen. 2011. Vehicle-related mortality and road crossing behavior of the Florida panther. Journal of Applied Geography, 31(2):859-870. htmlpdf

Geocoding Quality

Zandbergen, P.A. 2011. Influence of street reference data on geocoding quality.  Geocarto International 26(1): 35-47. htmlpdf

Error Distribution of Lidar Data

Zandbergen, P.A. 2011. Characterizing the error distribution of LIDAR elevation data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(2):409-430. htmlpdf

Sex Offense Recidivism

Zandbergen, P.A., J. Levenson, and T.C. Hart. 2010. Residential proximity to schools and daycares: An empirical analysis of sex offense recidivism. Criminal Justice Behavior, 37(5): 482-502. htmlpdf

Dasymetric Mapping Techniques

Zandbergen, P.A. and D.A. Ignizio. 2010. Comparison of dasymetric mapping techniques for small area population estimates. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 37(3): 199-214. htmlpdf

mapDepressions in LIDAR DEMs

Zandbergen, P.A. 2010. Accuracy considerations in the analysis of depressions in medium resolution lidar DEMs. GIScience and Remote Sensing, 47(2): 187-207. htmlpdf

Land Cover and Geocoding Quality

Zandbergen, P.A. 2010. Methodologic issues in using land cover data to characterize living environments of geocoded addresses. Environmental Health Perspectives, 118(3): A108. htmlpdf

picture of iPhoneAccuracy of iPhone Locations

Zandbergen, P.A. 2009. Accuracy of iPhone locations: A comparison of assisted-GPS, WiFi and cellular positioning. Transactions in GIS, 13(s1): 5-25. htmlpdf

chartStrategic Agglomeration by Retailers

Picone, G.A., D.B. Ridley and P.A. Zandbergen. 2009. Distance decreases with differentiation: Strategic agglomeration by retailers. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 27: 463-473. htmlpdf

mapGeocoding Quality

Zandbergen, P.A. 2009. Geocoding quality and implications for spatial analysis. Geography Compass, 3(2): 647-680. htmlpdf

imagery of treesStreet Trees and Asthma

Zandbergen, P.A. 2009. Methodological issues in determining the relationship between street trees and asthma prevalence. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63(2):174-175. htmlpdf

Accuracy of Sex Offender Geocoding

Zandbergen, P.A. and T.C. Hart. 2009. Geocoding accuracy considerations in determining residency restrictions for sex offenders. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 20(1): 62-90. htmlpdf

map of United StatesExposure to Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

Zandbergen, P.A. 2009. Exposure of US Counties to Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes, 1851-2003. Natural Hazards, 48(1):83-99. htmlpdf

Commentary on Sex Offender Recidivism Study

Zandbergen, P.A. 2008. Commentary on Duwe, Donnay, and Tewksbury (2008): “Does residential proximity matter? A geographic analysis of sex offender recidivism” Criminal Justice and Behavior, 35(11):1449-1451. htmlpdf

Commentary on GIS Validation Study

Zandbergen, P.A. 2008. Comments on Boone et al., “Validation of a GIS facilities database: Quantification and implications of error”. Annals of Epidemiology, 18(10):823-824. htmlpdf

Applications of SRTM data

Zandbergen, P.A. 2008. Applications of Shuttle Radar Topography Mission elevation data.Geography Compass, 2(5):1404-1431. htmlpdf

Response to Commentary on Geocoding Study

Zandbergen, P.A. 2008. Geocoding school and student’s home addresses: Zandbergen responds. Environmental Health Perspectives, 116(8):A330-A331. htmlpdf

Comparison of Geocoding Techniques

Zandbergen, P.A. 2008. A comparison of address point, parcel and street geocoding techniques. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 32(3): 214-232. htmlpdf

mapPositional Accuracy of Spatial Data

Zandbergen, P.A. 2008. Positional accuracy of spatial data: Non-normal distributions and a critique of the National Standard for Spatial Data Accuracy. Transactions in GIS, 12(1): 103-130. htmlpdf

mapRacial Disparities in Environmental Exposure

Chakraborty, J. and P.A. Zandbergen. 2007. Children at risk: Measuring racial disparities in potential exposure to air pollution at school and home. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 61:1074-1079. htmlpdf

Error and Bias in Geocoding

Zandbergen, P.A. and J.W. Green. 2007. Error and bias in determining exposure potential of children at school locations using proximity-based GIS techniques. Environmental Health Perspectives, 115(9):1363-1370. htmlpdf

mapGeocoding Quality and Environmental Exposure

Zandbergen, P.A. 2007. Influence of geocoding quality on environmental exposure assessment of children living near high traffic roads. BMC Public Health, 7:37. html  – pdf

Impacts of Sex Offender Residency Restrictions

Zandbergen, P.A. and T.C. Hart. 2006. Reducing housing options for convicted sex offenders: Investigating the impact of residency restriction laws using GIS. Justice Research and Policy, 8:1-24. htmlpdf

Improving Environmental Exposure Analysis

Zandbergen, P.A. and J. Chakraborty. 2006. Improving environmental exposure analysis using cumulative distribution functions and individual geocoding. International Journal of Health Geographics, 5:23. htmlpdf

mapEffect of DEM resolution on Depressions

Zandbergen, P.A. 2006. The effect of cell resolution on depressions in digital elevation models. Applied GIS. 2(1): 04.1-04.35. htmlpdf

chartBritish Columbia Water Quality

Zandbergen. P.A. and K.J. Hall. 1998. Analysis of the British Columbia Water Quality Index for watershed managers: A case study of two small watersheds. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. 33(4): 519-549. pdf

mapBrunette River Watershed in British Columbia

Zandbergen, P.A. 1998. Urban watershed ecological risk assessment using a geographic information system: A case-study of the Brunette River Watershed in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 61: 163-173. htmlpdf

Conference Proceedings

Error Propagation Modeling

Zandbergen, P.A. 2011. Error propagation modeling for terrain analysis using dynamic simulation tools in ArcGIS Modelbuilder. Geomorphometry 2011, September 7-11, 2011, Redlands, CA. pdf

Book Reviews

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Geographic Information Analysis

Zandbergen, P.A. 2005. Review of Geographic Information Analysis by D. O’Sullivan ad D. J. Unwin. URISA Journal, 17(1): 67-68. pdf

Technical Reports

Impacts of Sex Offender Residency Restrictions

Zandbergen, P.A. and T.C. Hart. 2009. Availability and spatial distribution of affordable housing in Miami-Dade county and implications of residency restriction zones for registered sex offenders. Greater Miami Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. htmlpdf