Adam Mathews


Assistant Professor

Department of Geography
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma  74078-4073

Office:  360 Murray Hall
Phone:  (405) 744-9168
Fax:  (405) 744-5620

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GIScience Texas State University


 M.A. Geography Binghamton University (SUNY)



GIS SUNY Cortland




• Geographic Information Science and Systems
• Remote Sensing
• Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems
• Geography of Wine and Viticulture
• Cartography


Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
Oklahoma State University, August 2014 - Present.


Mathews, A.J. and A.E. Frazier. 2017. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge (2nd Quarter 2017 Edition), J.P. Wilson (ed.). doi:10.22224/gistbok/2017.2.4. PR

Haffner, M.*, A.J. Mathews, E. Fekete, and G.A. Finchum. 2017. Location-based social media behavior and perception: views of university students. Geographical Review. doi:10.1111/gere.12250. PR

Mathews, A.J., M. Haffner*, and E.A. Ellis*. 2017. GIS-based modeling of tornado siren sound propagation: refining spatial extent and coverage estimations. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 23: 36-44. doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.04.004. PR

Zhao, Y.*, G. Ovando*, A.E. Frazier, A.J. Mathews, K.C. Flynn*, and E.A. Ellis*. 2017. Estimating home and work population using lidar-derived building volumes. International Journal of Remote Sensing 38(4): 1180-1196. doi:10.1080/01431161.2017.1280634. PR

Mathews, A.J. and J.P. Brasher*. 2016. The use of place and geography to market wine in Oklahoma. Journal of Wine Research. doi:10.1080/09571264.2016.1211512. PR

Mathews, A.J. and T.A. Wikle. 2016. Assessing Professional Benefits of GIS Certification. Cartography and Geographic Information Science. doi:10.1080/15230406.2016.1185742. PR

Mathews, A.J. and M.T. Patton. 2016. Exploring place marketing by American microbreweries: Neolocal expressions of ethnicity and race. Journal of Cultural Geography. doi:10.1080/08873631.2016.1145406. PR

Hall, A., A.J. Mathews, and B.P. Holzapfel. 2016. Potential effect of atmospheric warming on grapevine phenology and post-harvest heat accumulation across a range of climates. International Journal of Biometeorology. doi:10.1007/s00484-016-1133-z. PR

Mathews, A.J. and E.A. Ellis*. 2016. An evaluation of tornado siren coverage in Stillwater, Oklahoma: Optimal GIS methods for a spatially explicit interpretation. Applied Geography 68: 28-36. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.01.007. PR

Jensen, J.L.R. and A.J. Mathews. 2016. Assessment of Image-based Point Cloud Products to Generate a Bare Earth Surface and Estimate Canopy Heights in a Woodland Ecosystem. Remote Sensing 8(1): 50, 1-13. doi:10.3390/rs8010050. PR

Mathews, A.J. 2015. A practical UAV remote sensing methodology to generate multispectral orthophotos for vineyards: Estimation of spectral reflectance using compact digital cameras. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research 6(4): 65-87. doi:10.4018/ijagr.2015100104. PR

Mathews, A.J. 2014. Object-based spatiotemporal analysis of vine canopy vigor using an inexpensive UAV remote sensing system. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 8(1): 085199, 1-17. doi:10.1117/1.JRS.8.085199. PR

Mathews, A.J. and J.L.R. Jensen. 2013. Visualizing and Quantifying Vineyard Canopy LAI Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Collected High Density Structure from Motion Point Cloud. Remote Sensing 5(5): 2164-2183.doi:10.3390/rs5052164. PR

Mathews, A.J. 2013. Applying geospatial tools and techniques to viticulture. Geography Compass 7(1): 22-34.doi:10.1111/gec3.12018. PR

Patton, M.T. and A.J. Mathews. 2013. Marketing American Microbrews: Promoting Neolocalism One Map at a Time. Papers in Applied Geography 36: 17-26. linkPR

Mathews, A.J., Y. Lu, M.T. Patton, N. Dede-Bamfo, and J. Chen. 2013. College Students' Consumption, Contribution, and Risk Awareness Related to Online Mapping Services and Social Media Outlets: Does Geography and GIS Knowledge Matter? GeoJournal 78(4): 627-639. doi:10.1007/s10708-012-9456-8PR

Mathews, A.J. and J.L.R. Jensen. 2012. Three-Dimensional Building Modeling using Structure from Motion: Improving Model Results with Telescopic Pole Aerial Photography. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 35: 98-107. linkPR

Mathews, A.J. and J.L.R. Jensen. 2012. An airborne LiDAR-based methodology for vineyard parcel detection and delineation. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33(16): 5251-5267. doi:10.1080/01431161.2012.663114PR

Mathews, A.J. 2011. Origins, Destinations, and Settlement Patterns of Mexican In-Migrants in New York’s Finger Lakes Region. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 34: 10-18. link PR

PR: Peer Reviewed; *Student Author


Resource Management Plan - Geographic Information System (RMP-GIS) Project
Adam J. Mathews
Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
July 2017 – June 2018; Amount: $205,489

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) Project for Oklahoma
Adam J. Mathews (PI), Tannaz Soltani(Co-PI), and Thomas A. Wikle (Co-PI)
Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
July 2016 – June 2017; Amount: $200,002

Resource Management Plan - Geographic Information System (RMP-GIS) Project
Adam J. Mathews
Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
July 2016 – June 2017; Amount: $103,333

Research Initiation Grant: Identifying and Quantifying Urban Change with Remote Sensing and GIS
Collaboration with NASA JPL: Mega Urban Changes and Impacts in the Decade of the 2000s
Adam J. Mathews (PI) and Amy E. Frazier (Co-PI)
Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Consortium/NASA EPSCoR
April 2016 – September 2016; Amount: $36,000

Travel Grant to NASA Ames Research Center
Adam J. Mathews
Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Consortium/NASA EPSCoR
August 2015; Amount: $1,329

Resource Management Plan-Geographic Information System (RMP-GIS) Project
Adam J. Mathews (PI), Hung-Ling (Stella) Liu (Co-PI), I-Chun (Nicky) Wu (Co-PI), and Thomas A. Wikle (Co-PI)
Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
July 2015 - June 2016; Amount: $310,341

Investigator Travel Funding
Adam J. Mathews
Oklahoma EPSCoR, National Science Foundation
May 2015; Amount: $1,000

Spring Travel Award
Adam J. Mathews
College of Arts & Sciences, Oklahoma State University
May 2015; Amount: $1,000

Endeavour Research Fellowship
Adam J. Mathews
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Federal Government
November 2012 - April 2013; Amount: $23,500 AUD

Assessing grapevine canopy health in the Texas Hill Country with remote sensing and GIS techniques
Adam J. Mathews
Doctoral Research Stipend, The Graduate College, Texas State University
December 2012; Amount: $3,505


The Association of American Geographers (AAG)

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS)

North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)

Gamma Theta Upsilon (inducted in 2010)


Outstanding Graduate Student Award
 College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University; 2014 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) University Competition Runner-up
 Graduate College, Texas State University; 2014

Student Paper Competition Runner-up
Wine Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG); 2014

The Pearson Outstanding Graduate Student Publication Award
Department of Geography, Texas State University; 2013

ESRI Graduate Award for Excellence in GIS
Department of Geography, Texas State University; 2012

Dr. Shin‐Yi and Mrs. Jane Hsu Award for Remote Sensing
Department of Geography, Binghamton University; 2009