Art Rex

Art Rex

Arthur B. Rex, Lecturer 

rexab@appstate.edu

Institutional Research & Planning,
Dougherty Administration
828-262-6911 

M.A., Geography, Appalachian State University, 1980
B.A., Geography, Slippery Rock University, 1977

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

 

 

 

Interests and Research:

Art Rex is the first Director of Space Management and Planning at Appalachian and has been in that role since 2005. He will oversee and implement a campus-wide scheduling package (Series 25) that will analyze space utilization and optimization. He is also acting as Appalachian’s Geographic Information Officer (2016) and is in the process of developing a suite of services and applications for Appalachian.

He is active with several GIS projects at Appalachian that include undergraduate and/or graduate students giving them valuable and practical GIS experiences.

Art was instrumental in acquiring a NCGS (North Carolina Geodetic Survey) GPS base-station located in the department. The base-station is a byproduct of the $64 million project to capture LIDAR data for more accurate floodplain mapping of the state. The base-station gives local GPS users the ability to correct their data. It is fully functional and has RTK capabilities (www.ncgs.state.nc.us). In 2016 the station has added a NCGS weather data collection device (Vaisala Weather Transmitter WXT530 Series) alongside of the GPS Base Station. The goal is to develop a NC GPS MET network across NC.

Art continues to be involved in soccer as the NCYS Vice President of Player and Coaching Development. He continues to coach in the NC Olympic Development Program. Additionally, he serves as a State & National instructor delivering USSF coaching license courses. He was inducted into the Appalachian Athletics Hall of Fame (2007), Slippery Rock Hall of Fame (1988), and the Fox Chapel Hall of Fame (1999). 

 

Selected Publications:

MAPS

Rex, A.B. et al. Boone Region, Outdoor Recreation Map and Guide, Revised Edition. Blue Planet Publishing, Inc., Boone, NC.

Rex, A.B., Watauga County Road Map. Appalachian State University Department of Geography and Planning, Boone, NC.

 

ARTICLES

Mathews, Leah Greden and Art Rex with Anne Lancaster, “Using Participatory GIS to Improve Community Land Use Decisions: A Demonstration Using TVAL-Farm”, Inventive Approaches for Technology Integration and Information Resources Management, Chapter 3. September 2014.

Rex Art, Leah Greden Mathews and Anne Lancaster, “TVAL-Farm: A Qualitative Enhancement of the LESA Model”, Geographic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (4 Volumes), Chapter 32, pp. 529-539, March 2013.

Rex, Art, and Leah Greden Matthews, “TVAL-Farm, A Qualitative Enhancement of the LESA Model”, International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, Fall 2011.  

Mathews, Leah Greden, A. B. Rex,  "Incorporating scenic quality and cultural heritage into farmland valuation: Results from an enhanced LESA model" Journal of Conservation Planning Vol 7 (2011) 39 – 59

Mathews, Leah Greden, Anne Lancaster, Art Rex, Daniel O'Leary, and Anna Callahan, “Practicing What We Preach:  Using Community-Based Research Methods to Facilitate Multidirectional and Multilayered Information Exchange Along the Urban-Rural Fringe”, in Proceedings of Emerging Issues Along Urban-Rural Interfaces II:  Linking Land Use Science and Society, pp.32-35. David N. LaBand, editorSeptember 2007. 

Li, X., C.M. Larson, and A.B. Rex. "Creating Buffers on Surfaces." Cartography and Geographic Information Science. Fall 2005.

BOOK

Gade, Ole, Art Rex, and James Young. North Carolina: People and Environments, 2nd edition. Parkway Publishers Inc., Boone, NC, 2002.


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