Ken Kato, Campus GIS and Mapping (CGIS) Program

Ken Kato, Director of the Infographics Lab

Ken Kato

Practice Areas: Mapping, Transportation, Technology, Apps, Geographic Information Systems, GIS, Smart Cities

Ken Kato is an academic expert in mapping and related mapping technologies, transportation planning, geographic information systems (GIS), and smart cities. At the University of Oregon, he leads the Campus GIS and Mapping (CGIS) Program, which provides the university's emergency management, risk, planning, operations, and police departments with a sophisticated, room-level mapping system. The program is used to track infrastructure and assets, including utility systems, hazardous materials, capital construction projects and individual data/voice jacks and networks throughout all campus buildings and grounds. Recent work has been in collaboration with researchers in transportation, spatial modeling, architecture, climate, and human physiology. Ken is also an active founding member of RAIN @ UO (Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network) and co-founder and faculty coach for the Colligan User Interface Design Challenge. 

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Recent Media:
Homegrown tool gives the UO an advantage in fall planning (Around the O, May 26, 2020)