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Timothy Ault

Timothy Ault 
Senior Researcher
Center for Geographic Information
Science & Applied Geographics (GISAG)
Office: UH 4530A
Phone: 419.530.4716



  • GIS
  • Remote Sensing
  • Imaging Analysis
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Modeling
  • Data Management


  • MA in Geography & Planning - The University of Toledo, 2002 .
    Thesis: Creating an Automated Method for Aerial Photo Detection of Purple Loosestrife in Northwest Ohio. Advisor: David "Jim" Nemeth
  • BA in Theatre Design & Technologies - The University of Toledo, 1995.


Ault, Timothy W., K. P. Czajkowski, T. Benko, J. Coss, J. Struble, A. Spongberg, M. Templin, C. Gross (2006) Validation of the MODIS Snow Product and Cloud Mask Using Student and NWS Cooperative Station Observations in the Lower Great Lakes Region, Remote Sensing of Environment, 105, pp. 341-353.


Ault, Timothy W., (2006) 2006 Toledo Flood: Before and After Using LANDSAT5
Satellite Imagery, Proceedings of the 2006 ELDAAG Conference, Toledo, OH, 20-21 Oct. 2006.

Ault, Timothy W., K. P. Czajkowski, T. Benko, J. Coss, J. Struble, A. Spongberg, M. Templin, C. Gross (2004), Validation of MODIS Snow Product with Student Observations, Proceedings of the 2004 ELDAAG Conference, Athens, OH, 18-20 October 2004.

Ault, Timothy, (1997) Using Adobe Photoshop as a Tool for Remote Sensing, Proceedings of the 1997 ELDAAG Conference, East Lansing, MI, 17-18 Oct. 1997.


Remote Sensing of Environment


Timothy comes to the department from a diverse background in spatial science, visual design and information technology. He currently serves as the department's webmaster, on-site cartographer, geospatial software support tech, and provides his geospatial expertise to a multitude of grant research projects through our GISAG Center.

Research Grant Participation:

SATELLITES/GLOBE Snow and Cloud Investigation
Toledo Sewers GIS Conversion
CO-I /Consultant for Monroe Summer Planning Student Internship
Maumee Valley Growers Cluster Initiative
GLOBE Surface Temperature Protocol Campaign
Ohio Biosolids Investigation
Maumee Watershed GIS

Website Designs:

The University of Toledo Department of Geography & Planning (site through Summer 2007)
The 2006 ELDAAG Conference
The Maumee Valley Growers Cluster Project
Great Lakes Maritime Research Information Clearinghouse

Poster Designs:

Economic Development for the 21st Centuy: Industrial Clusters as Pathways to Prosperity (pdf)
Northwest Ohio's Greenhouse Cluster: From Concept to Implementation (pdf)

1998-2003 Information Systems Specialist, COSI Toledo, Exhibits Division.

Created, maintained, and administered Novell, MacOS, and Windows2000 servers.
Designed, created, and maintained interactive exhibits using customized software and specialized electronic components.
Advised, purchased, implemented, and maintained all IT and telephone technology for organization.
Provided technical support, training, and maintenance for employees using PC and Macintosh platforms.
Presented interactive demonstrations of science exhibits to children and school groups.

1997 Temporary Designer, Exhibit and Display Center, Inc.

Worked with design team to complete various projects in layout, illustration, drafting, and cartography.
Created maps for the Delaware and Lehigh Canal Visitor Center.

1996 Planning Internship, Toledo Lucas County Plan Commission.

Researched Toledo's history, architecture, and urban morphology to create the Toledo Neighborhood Guide.
Position required skill in writing, interpersonal communication, cartography, layout, and GIS.

1994-1996 Graphic Designer, The University of Toledo Office of Publications.

Duties included the design and layout of newsletters, brochures, class schedules, maps, posters, fliers, logos,
directories, and newspaper ads for The University of Toledo faculty, students, and staff.
Created the campus maps used in university publications.

1992-1994 Technical Services Coordinator, The University of Toledo Student Union Board.

Worked with professional touring companies to provide and operate professional sound and lighting equipment.
Scheduled, supervised, and trained tech crew of 4-6 people to install and operate technical equipment.
Contracted services to other student organizations for their campus events.
Typical shows ranged from theatrical productions, concerts, and films to lectures and political rallies.
Event hightlights include the National Shakespeare Company, Town meeting with Vice President Al Gore, and President Bill Clinton.


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