Day Job: GIS and Urban Planning Consultant; GIS Instructor at San Jose State University; Co-Director GISEC
GIS Focus: Introducing students to GIS technology and demystifying it.
GIS is Important to me because: In order to solve local, regional and global problems, we first need to know as much as possible about the topic to be solved. In almost every case, this information has a locational and relational component that can be represented on a map - this is why GIS becomes such a powerful tool to study and solve multi-faceted problems. Unfortunately, I feel that today's GIS software is clunky, confusing, unfriendly and off-putting to new learners, so I've made it my mission to promote GIS as a powerful tool that needs to be clearly explained and demystified for the benefit of present and future problem-solvers.
You Should Also Know: Proud to say I was born and raised in New Jersey, though I love California and the Bay Area!
- City of Mountain View 2030 General Plan Update mapping
- City of Orinda GIS training
- Co-author: GIS for Economic Development
- Digital Cartographer: Worldlink
- Urban Planning and GIS instructor: San Jose State University
- Personal GIS tutoring services
My Groups: American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association, National Trust for Historic Preservation, BayGeo, Faculty, San Jose State University Urban & Regional Planning Dept.