About GIS Lounge

GIS Lounge is an information site covering research and case studies about the applications of geographic information systems, geospatial technologies, and cartography.   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.

The editor of this site is Caitlin Dempsey.

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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.


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