GIS Lounge is an information portal primarily relating to the field of geographic information systems. The purpose of this site is to provide introductory text for issues relating to GIS as well as interesting news items, tips, and resources for the geospatial field. This site is run by Caitlin Dempsey.
Facebook: GIS Lounge Page
About the Editor
Caitlin started out in the GIS field as an intern for the National Park Service headquartered in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Before moving to municipal GIS she was a GIS analyst for a natural resource agency located in Topanga, California. In addition to her work with GIS Lounge, Caitlin Dempsey Morais was the owner of DM Geographics, LLC, a consulting firm.
Caitlin earned her master’s degree in biogeography from UCLA and also holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from SJSU. She spent her last year of graduate school sidestepping rattlesnakes (well, one at least) in an effort to look at the effects of hiking trails on native vegetation in the Santa Monica Mountains. Thesis: Vegetation Structure in Northern Mixed Chaparral as Affected by Trail Usage and Location
From Caitlin Dempsey:
“GIS is a powerful tool to help record, analyze and map spatial data. I’m here to help you learn more about GIS and how to use its amazing applications to benefit your work. GIS isn’t just for geographers, it’s for everyone.”
Caitlin Dempsey Morais is also the editor at GeographyRealm.com.
- Amazing Women in GIS
October 21, 2011 blog post about Karen Siderelis, GIO for USGS, Adena Schutzberg from Directions Magazine, Kate Chapman from OpenStreepMap’s humanitarian section, and Caitlin Dempsey.
- GIS Technology Expert Discusses Industry, Career Fields and Future Job Market
August 2, 2011 interview with American Sentinel University
- Women in GIS: Caitlin Dempsey, Editor-GIS Lounge
September 18, 2002 interview by Joe Francica, Editor of Directions Magazine.