Professor Seeger specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies, data science and visualization with collaborative design technologies (crowd-sourcing, Public Participation GIS and Volunteered Geographic Information) to develop local current datasets and indicators that can be used in the planning and design process. His research includes the utilization of crowdsourcing technologies to document and model the built environment for the purpose of creating healthy, sustainable communities that include safe routes to schools, connected trail systems, and environments/programs that promote healthy lifestyles.
In addition to this research, Professor Seeger leads the ISU Extension and Outreach Indicators Program which aims to provide community demographic, health and economic data resources to the public and local decision makers. He is also a co-director of the ISU Data Science for Public Good Young Scholars Program.
Professor Seeger teaches an Introduction the Web Mapping and an Introduction to GIS as online courses in the College of Design. He also co-leads the ISU Extension and Outreach Geospatial Technology Program which provides GIS workshops and publishes Task sheets on geospatial, data science and other technology related topics.
Indicators Program: Data for Decision Makers
Geospatial Technology Program: Task sheets