James A Falcone



  • Ph.D., Geography and GeoInformation Science, 2010, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
  • MS, Remote Sensing, 2002, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • MS, Geographic and Cartographic Sciences, 1999, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
  • BA, Environmental Sciences, 1979, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.


Work History

  • 2013 – present: Physical Scientist. USGS, National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program, Surface Water Trends team. Location: Reston, Virginia.
  • 2002 – 2013: Physical Scientist. USGS, NAWQA Program, Ecological National Synthesis team. Location: Reston, Virginia.
  • 1999 – 2001: Remote Sensing Specialist. Orkand Corporation contracting to USGS Human Health Initiative Program. Location: Reston, Virginia.
  • 1979 – 1998: Programmer/Analyst/Image Specialist. Several software companies contracting to the Department of Defense: PRC Inc., Sterling Software Inc., Inco Inc., Analytic Services, Inc.  Locations: Washington, DC; Heidelberg, Augsburg, Ramstein, Stuttgart, Germany; Molesworth, England.

Selected publications

Falcone, J.A. and Wong, D.W., 2012.  Mapping urban land uses in the United States by census zone using nationally available data, Journal of Land Use Science.  DOI:10.1080/1747423X.2012.679749.  Online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1747423X.2012.679749.

Falcone, J.A., 2011. GAGES-II:  Geospatial Attributes of Gages for Evaluating Streamflow.  Digital spatial data set. URL: http://water.usgs.gov/GIS/metadata/usgswrd/XML/gagesII_Sept2011.xml.

Falcone, J.A., 2010. A zone-based approach to automated mapping of urban land uses using nationally-available data, Ph.D. dissertation, George Mason University.  Online at: http://digilib.gmu.edu:8080/dspace/handle/1920/5870.