Dr David Green

Dr David Green
Dr David Green
Dr David Green

BSc Research (Edin), MSc Research (Toronto), PhD Research (Toronto)


Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 272324
Office Address

G10 & B22 (GIS Lab) - St. Mary's | Elphinstone Road | Aberdeen

School of Geosciences


  • University of Edinburgh (Geography)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Regional Science)
  • University of Toronto (Geography)

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships
External Memberships
  • Editor in Chief, Journal of Coastal Conservation, Planning and Management (Springer)
  • Director and Chair of East Grampian Coastal Partnership (EGCP Ltd.)
  • Member of the International Blue Flag Jury (FEE/Blue Flag - Copenhagen, Denmark)

Research Overview

UAVs - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing (DIP) - Cartography and Digital Mapping - Global Positioning Systems (GPS) - WebGIS - Mobile GIS - Internet Applications - Precision Viticulture - Vineyard Management and Viticulture - Marine and Coastal Zone Management - Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) - Landscape Ecology and Biodiversity - Human Computer Interfaces (HCI) - Geo-Visualization - Colour in Map Design - Journalistic Cartography - GIS in School Education.

Current Research

Funding and Grants

  • LNS (Interreg IVB - North Sea Region)
  • IMCORE (Interreg IVB - North West Europe)
  • CorePoint (Interreg IVB - North West Europe)
  • CoastAdapt (Interreg IIIB - Northern Periphery Programme)
  • NatureSDI Plus (E-ContentPlus)
  • NatureGIS (Marie Curie)
  • SACRP (Aberdeen City Council)
  • ECOIMAGINE (Marie Curie)

Teaching Responsibilities


Director MCRM B.Sc. Degree Programme

Second Half-Session

  • GG3549/GG4549 - Hydrography
  • GG3558/GG4558 - Applied Coastal Simulation
  • GG4576 - The Geography of Vine and Wine
  • MOCAS - Managing Our Coasts and Seas


Director GIS - M.Sc. Degree Programme (both On Campus (OC) / Distance Learning (DL))

MSc in GIS

First Half-Session (FHS)

  • UAV Remote Sensing, Monitoring and Mapping (GG5059/GG5064/GG5559/GG5561)
  • Introduction to GIS Tools, Techniques, Cartography and Geovisualisation (GG5065/GG5066/GG5565/GG5566)
  • The History, Origins and Evolution of GIS (GG5067/GG5068)
  • WebGIS and Online Mapping (GG5069/GG5070)

MSc in Petroleum Data Management (PDM)

  • The Nature of Geological and Geographical Data (GL5206)
  • The Nature of Geological and Geographical Data (GL5207)

MSc in GIS

Second Half-Session (SHS)

  • Advanced Spatial Analysis and Programming (GG5567/GG5568)
  • Current Applications of GIS (GG5540/GG5563)

Third Half-Session (THS - Summer)

  • Dissertation Project in GIS (GG5910/GG5912) 

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  • Modularization in Geography. A Recent Example from Scotland

    Green, D. R.
    Journal of Geography in Higher Education, pp. 192-196
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Classification and Display of Remotely Sensed Data Using SAS and SAS/GRAPH (TM): Potential in an Educational Environment

    Green, D. R.
    SUC Bulletin, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 7-12
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Communication: The key to integrating remote sensing and geographic information systems

    Green, D. R., van der Sanden, J. J., Young, J. A. T.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Creating cartographic symbols with SAS/GRAPHTM for specialised mapping tasks

    Green, D. R., Schwartz, D. G.
    Bulletin - Society of Cartographers, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 9-15
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Creating Cartographic Symbols with SAS/GRAPH (TM) for Specialised Mapping Tasks

    Green, D. R.
    SUC Bulletin, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 9-15
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • SAS/GRAPH for Cartography - Map Projections and Labelled Choropleth Maps.

    Green, D. R.
    Cartographica, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 63-78
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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Books and Reports

Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Contributions to Conferences

Contributions to Journals