Bill Hegman

GIS Specialist/Teaching Fellow

 Mondays 1:15 - 4:15pm and Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:30pm
 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 315



Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
indicates offered in the current term
indicates offered in the upcoming term[s]

GEOG 0120 - Fundamentals of GIS      

Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
This course introduces fundamental concepts and methods of geographic information systems (GIS): computer systems for processing location-based data. Through a sequence of applied problems, students will practice how to conceive, gather, manage, analyze, and visualize geographic datasets. Major topics will include raster and vector data structures and operations, geographic frameworks, and principles of cartographic design. (First semester first year students and second semester seniors by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab. DED SOC

Spring 2013

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GEOG 0500 - Independent Study      

Independent Study
A one-credit intensive research project developed under the direction of a faculty member. Junior majors only. (Approval Required)

Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016

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GEOG 1024 / ENVS 1024 - Conserv. Land Mgmnt Practice      

Conservation and Land Management in Practice
In this course we will investigate conservation and resource management issues with a focus on Trinchera Ranch, a 265-square mile ranch in the greater Sangre De Cristo Conservation Area in southern Colorado. Studying the application of conservation tools and practices at spatial scales from site to landscape, we will explore forest, game, and wildlife management; agricultural production; water use/conservation; fire; and energy. We will visit public and private lands to glean the local, regional and national context and hear numerous perspectives. We will develop spatial (GIS-based) analyses for conservation and management efforts on the ranch and in the region. This course counts as a cognate for ENVS majors.
(Approval required; informational meeting on November 4 at 7:00 p.m. in MBH 331) WTR

Winter 2014

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Research Areas

Natural Resource Allocation
Community Development and Planning

Bill has worked worldwide on geographic information systems (GIS) projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Botswana, Lesotho, Bulgaria, and Uzbekistan.


B.S., Penn State, Pennsylvania

M.S., University of Vermont


Department of Geography

McCardell Bicentennial Hall
287 Bicentennial Way
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753