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Instructional videos

Wellar, B., Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (with K. Fortier and D. Parr).  Park Ridge, Il: Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, 1999.

Books authored

Wellar, B., Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (with D. Parr). Revised 1999. Park Ridge, Illinois: Urban and Regional Information Systems Association,

Wellar, B., Instructors Guide to Geographic Information Systems (with D. Parr) Revised 1999.  Park Ridge, Illinois:  Urban and Regional Information Systems Association.

          Wellar, B., Applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Business (with M. Sawada, N. Cameron, J. Soroko). Park Ridge, Illinois: Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, 1997.

          Wellar, B., URISA Certified Workshop Procedures Manual (with D. Martin). Park Ridge, Illinois: Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, 1998.

          Wellar, B. Walking Security Index.  Ottawa: Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton and University of Ottawa, 1998.

         Wellar, B. GIS Glossary (with D Parr et al), Park Ridge, Illinois: Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, 2000

         Wellar, B. Newspapers as a Source of Fact and Opinion on Pedestrians’: Safety, Comfort, Convenience: A Keyword-Based Literature Search and Review, Ottawa: City of Ottawa and University of Ottawa, 2000

         Wellar, B. Walking Security Index Pilot Study.  Ottawa:  City of Ottawa and University of Ottawa, 2002.

Books edited

        Wellar, B., (ed.) Perspectives on Pedestrian Safety.  Ottawa-Carleton: Pedestrian Safety Conference Committee, 1996.

        Wellar, B., (ed.) Municipal Problem-Solving with GIS: Introduction and Demonstration - A Guide for High School Teachers (Ottawa: University of Ottawa, Department of Geography, High School Teachers= Professional Development Program), 1997.

Chapters in books

        Wellar, B., "GIS Fundamentals".  In G. Castle (ed.) Profiting from a Geographic Information System.  Fort Collins, CO.: GIS World, 1993, Chapter 1, 3-21.

        Wellar, B., "Program Objectives for GIS/LIS '94 Central Europe", in Building Linkages. Fort Collins, CO: GIS World, 227-231, 1994.

        Wellar, B., "Progress in Building Linkages Between GIS and Methods and Techniques of Scientific Inquiry" (with N. Cameron and M. Sawada), in Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Vol. 18, no. 2, 1994, 67-80, reprinted in Building Linkages, GIS World, Fort Collins, CO, 3-16, 1994.

        Wellar, B., "Background and Introduction to Perspectives on Pedestrian Safety" in Perspectives on Pedestrian Safety.  B. Wellar, ed. Ottawa-Carleton: Pedestrian Safety Conference Committee, 2-13, 1996.

         Wellar, B., "Measuring Pedestrian Safety: a Progress Report on the Walking Security Index (WSI) Project," in Perspectives on Pedestrian Safety.  B. Wellar, ed., Ottawa-Carleton: Pedestrian Safety Conference Committee, 36-44, 1996.

         Wellar, B., "The Walking Security Index: Demonstration of Roadway, Traffic and Human Factors Affecting Index Design, Testing and use," in Perspectives on Pedestrian Safety.  B. Wellar, 69-75, 1996.

         Wellar, B.,"Strategic Environmental Assessment and Regional Planning: Practical Experience from the National Capital Commission" (with E. Novakowski) in Canadian Environmental Assessment in Transition.  J. Sinclair, ed. Waterloo: University of Waterloo, Department of Geography Publication Series no. 49, 221-250, 1997.

Papers in refereed journals

        Wellar, B., "Benchmarking IS/GIS/LIS Progress: The Contributions of 'Perspectives '92".  In Journal of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Volume 5, Number 1, Spring, 84-91, 1993.

        Wellar, B., "URISA '92 and Research Agenda: What We Know and What We Need to Know" (with W. Craig and S. McCrary).  In Journal of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Volume 5, Number 1, Spring,105-115, 1993.

         Wellar, B., "Key Institutional and Organizational Factors Affecting GIS/LIS Strategies and Applications".  In Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Volume 17, No. 3, Spring, 201-212, 1993.

          Wellar, B., "Designing a Program to Assist the 'East-West' Sharing of GIS/LIS Ideas, Technologies, and Applications".  Introduction and Context for GIS/LIS '93 (Hungary): Technical Program Chairman's Perspective.  In Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Vol. 17, Number 3, 187-188, 1993.

         Wellar, B., "Benchmarking  IS/GIS/LIS Progress:  The Contributions of Perspectives '92", in Journal of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Vol. 5, No. 1, 84-92, 1993.

          Wellar, B., W. Craig, and J. McCrary, "URISA '92 and the Research Agenda: What We Know and What We Need to Know", in Journal of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Vol. 5, No. 1,105-115, 1993.

           Wellar, B. "GIS/LIS'93 Hungary: Documenting Progress Towards European Integration of GIS/LIS Technology and Information Bases to Support Decision-Making", in Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Vol. 17, No. 6, 453-467, 1993.

         Wellar, B. "Progress in Building Linkages Between GIS and Methods and Techniques of Scientific Inquiry" (with N. Cameron and M. Sawada) in Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Vol. 18, No. 2, 67-80, 1994.

        Wellar, B., "Geomatics Education and Training, 1995-2000: Trends, Issues, Opportunities and Challenges", in Geomatica, vol. 49, No. 3, 336-340, 1995.

         Wellar, B., "The Environmental Assessment of the Plan for Canada's Capital: An Inside Look" (with E. Novakowski) in New City Magazine, Vol. 16, #3, 60-62, 1995.

         Wellar, B., "The Fundamental Importance of Local Economies" in New City Magazine, Volume 12, Special Issue, 58-63, 1996.

         Wellar, B., "Use of 'Change Detection' as a Functionality Criterion for Evaluating the Contribution of Geomatics to Decision Processes", Geomatica 52 (4), 462-467, 1998.

        Wellar, B., and J. Zhao, "Development of GIS/LIS for Cadastral Survey and Land Registration in China: A Status Report", Geomatica, 53 (1), 56-63, 1999.

Invited and Refereed Papers in Conference Proceedings

        Wellar, B., "Contributions of GIS Concepts and Capabilities to Scientific Inquiry: Initial Findings", in GIS/LIS Proceedings, Vol. II, 753-767, 1993.

       GIS in Social Science Research and Action initiatives: An Hypothesis-Based Progress Report with P. Wilson) in GIS/LIS Proceedings, 803-317, 1994.

       Wellar, B., "Transportation Planning in Canada's Medium and Small-Sized Communities", in Proceedings, Transportation Solutions for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond.  Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Board, 462-474, 1994.

        Wellar, B., "Evaluating Information Systems Performance Using Informational Activity Criteria", in URISA Proceedings, 97-111, 1995.

        Wellar, B., "Impact of GIS on Spatial Theorizing: A Status and Progress Report", (with P. Wilson) in GIS/LIS Proceedings, vol. 2, 1026-1036, 1995.

       Wellar, B. "Pedestrian Perspectives on Intersection Performance: A Case Study Report on Channelization" in URISA Proceedings, pp. 187-201, 1996.

       Wellar, B., "Criteria for Defining and Designing Information Systems that Actually and Effectively Incorporate Qualitative, Quantitative and Visualization Procedures of Spatial Logic and Relations", (with J. Soroko and M. Sawada) in Canadian Geomatics Conference Proceedings,(CD-ROM Paper /47 (1-14), 1996.

        Wellar, B., "Use of Accessibility Indicators and GIS to Support Location Decisions: Results from a Case Study of Selected Agencies and Firms in Canada", (With N. Cameron) in Canadian Geomatics Conference Proceedings, (CD-ROM #41(1-15) 1996.

       Wellar, B.,"Evaluation Procedures of Spatial Logic and Relations in GIS Packages: Criteria and Initial Tests", (with J. Soroko, M. Sawada and N. Cameron) in GIS/LIS Proceedings, 581-590, 1996.

      Wellar, B., "Assessing GIS Benefits: The Methodology Dimension", in GIS/LIS Proceedings. Bethesda: American Congress on Surveying and Mapping CD-ROM publication, 1997.

        Wellar, B., "Integrating Intersection Feature and Performance Data Using the Walking Security Index (WSI) Model", in URISA ‘97 Proceedings.  Chicago: Urban and Regional Information Systems Association CD-ROM publication, 1997.

       Wellar, B., "Strategies Behind Using Client-Driven Research on the Walking Security Index (WSI) to Connect Ontology, Epistemology and Praxis in Undergraduate Courses" in Papers and Proceedings, Applied Geography Conferences, 21, 161-169, 1998.

        Wellar, B. "Combining Client-Driven and Curiosity-Driven Research in Graduate Programs in Geography: Some Lessons Learned and Suggestions for Making Connections", in Papers and Proceedings, Applied Geography Conferences, 21, 213-220, 1998.

        Wellar, B. and G. Malinsky, "The Walking Security Index (WSI) as a Means of Harmonizing Transportation and Community Goals" in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Transportation Association of Canada, Ottawa: Transportation Association of Canada CD-ROM publication, 1998.

         Wellar, B., "Moving Research from Concepts to Operations: Comments on Contract Negotiations for the Walking Security Index (WSI) Pilot Study" in Papers and Proceedings, Applied Geography Conferences, 22, 11-19,1999.

         Wellar, B. and N. Novakowski, ADetailing the Implications of Ecosystem-Based Planning for Applied Geography Training and Research Project Design” in Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conferences, 23, 215-223, 2000.

        Wellar B,. and C. Vandermeulen, AField Tests of the Driver Behaviour Index (DBI) Survey Forms: Initial Findings from an Applied Geography Project Involving Selected Regional Intersections in Ottawa-Carleton@, in Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conferences, 23, 206-214, 2000.

         Wellar, B., “The Pilot Study as a Step in the Process of Implementing Transportation Innovations:  Findings from the Walking Security Index (WSI) Project” in Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conferences, 24, 244-252, 2001.

        Wellar, B., “Strategies for Designing IS/GIS Strategies to Implement Walking Security Indexes” in URISA 2001 Proceedings. Chicago:  Urban and Regional Information Systems Association CD-ROM publication, 2001.

        Wellar, B., “Lessons Learned from the Walking Security Index Project on How to Define and Achieve Street-Smart Urban Transportation Improvements” in Proceedings, Canadian Institute of Planners Annual Conference, 2002:            http://www.cip-icu.ca/English/conference/proceedings/02proc15.pdf

Major Funded Research Reports and Monographs(last seven years) 

Wellar, B., Strategic Plan for URISA's Information System Workshops.  Washington, D.C.:  Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, 1993.  

Wellar, B., GIS Implementation : Lessons Learned (with A. Daroszewski).  Budapest : Hungarian Society for Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, 1994. 

Wellar B., Survey of Selected Canadian Municipalities on Road Freight (Trucking) Issues, Concerns, Approaches and Electronic Technology Applications.  Ottawa : Canadian Trucking Research Institute, 1994. 

Wellar, B., Design and Pretesting of a Survey Instrument to Measure Pedestrian Levels of Safety and Comfort: A Case-Study of the Channelized Cut-off from Laurier Avenue East to Nicholas Street South, Ottawa, Ontario.  Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, Mobility Services Division, 1995. 

Wellar, B., Walking Security Index. (WSI) Project: Literature Search, Outreach and Research Design Activities. Interim Report  1. Ottawa: Mobility Services Division, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, and Department of Geography, University of Ottawa, 1996. 

Wellar, B., Findings from a Field Re-Survey of the Laurier and Nicholas cut-Off Channel (EöS), and Implications for the Walking Security Index (with I. Forelich).  Interim Report 2.  Ottawa: Mobility Services Division, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, and Department of Geography, University of Ottawa, 1996. 

Wellar, B.,Capability of IS/GIS-Based Intersection Applications to Implement the Walking Security Index (WSI): A Preliminary Status and Prospects Assessment. Interim Report 4.  Ottawa: Mobility Services Division, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, and Department of Geography, University of Ottawa, 1997.  

Wellar, B., Safety, Comfort and Convenience as Principal Components of the Walking Security Index: Initial Specification. Interim Report 3.  Ottawa: Mobility Services Division, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, and Department of Geography, University of Ottawa, 1997.  

Wellar B., Using the Walking Security Index (WSI) to Evaluate Traffic Calming Needs, Initiatives and Outcomes: A Progress Report. Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 1997.  

Wellar, B., Walking Security Index Variables: Initial Specification.  Interim Report 5.  Ottawa: Mobility Services Division, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, and Department of Geography, University of Ottawa, 1997.  

Wellar, B., Research Fundamentals. Alexandria, VA: American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association (ACCRA), 1999.  

Wellar, B., Walking Security Index Pilot Study: Basic Walking Security Index Component. Ottawa: City of Ottawa and University of Ottawa, 2000.  

Wellar, B., Walking Security Index Pilot Study: Basic Walking Security Index Component-Technical Supplement. Ottawa: City of Ottawa and University of Ottawa, 2000.  

Wellar, B., Walking Security Index Pilot Study: Quality of Intersection Condition Index Component. Ottawa: City of Ottawa and University of Ottawa, 2000.  

Wellar, B., Walking Security Index Pilot Study: Quality of Intersection Condition Index Component-Technical Supplement. Ottawa: City of Ottawa and University of Ottawa, 2000.  

Wellar, B., Walking Security Index Pilot Study: Driver Behaviour Index Component, Ottawa:  City of Ottawa and University of Ottawa, 2001. 

Wellar, B., Walking Security Index Pilot Study: Driven Behaviour Index Component-Technical Supplement.  Ottawa:  City of Ottawa and University of Ottawa, 2001.

Official Plan and Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Submissions 

Wellar, B., “Brief No. 87”, Record of Submissions to Draft Official Plan, Vol. II, Ottawa: Planning and Development Department, City of Ottawa, 1990, 530-560. 

Wellar, B., "Brief No. 116", Record of Submissions to Draft Official Plan, Vol. II, Ottawa: Planning and Development Department, City of Ottawa, 1990, 752-771. 

Wellar, B., "Expert Witness and Evidence Summation of Argument Statements," Ontario Municipal Board Hearing in the matter of Proposed Amendment No. 8 to the Official Plan to the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 7 to the Official Plan for the City of Kanata, and appeal against zoning By-law No. 125-90 for the City of Kanata (OMB File Nos. 0900207, 0910004, R910015) for lands otherwise known as the "Ottawa Palladium" (and subsequently the "Corel Center"). Ottawa: Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, 1991.  

Wellar, B., "Expert Witness Statement", Ontario Municipal Board Hearing in the matter of Proposed Amendment No. 4 to the Official Plan for the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, Referral Item 8 and Referral Item 9 of the Official Plan of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, and zoning By-law 335-90 or amended by zoning By-law 10-91, City of Ottawa. (OMB  File Nos. 0900022, 910032, and R910120).  Ottawa: Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, 1992.  

Wellar, B., "Regional Plan Review: Comments on the Proposed Regional Development Strategy". Ottawa: Planning Committee and Environment and Transportation Committee, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, 1996.

 

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