Profiles from the Geospatial Community

Periodic series that interviews notable professionals in the geospatial industry.


GIS Career and Jobs

Anita Graser.

Anita Graser | Profiles from the Geospatial Community

Anita Graser is well-known in the GIS community for her involvement in open source GIS. She is also the author of the recently published book, “Learning QGIS 2.0”. Anita talks about how she got started in GIS and what she sees as some of the future trends in open source GIS.

GIS Learning

Gretchen Peterson | Profiles From the Geospatial Community

Gretchen Peterson | Profiles From the Geospatial Community

Gretchen Peterson is a well-known geospatial professional who has run her own GIS consulting firm, Peterson GIS, since 2001.  She has worked on a wide range of GIS projects including (just to name a few) solar energy site suitability analysis, stream restoration prioritization, wildlife corridor design, and an archaeological sensitivity […]

GIS Learning

Glenn Letham | Profiles from the Geospatial Community

Glenn Letham | Profiles from the Geospatial Community

Glenn Letham is a pioneer of geospatial reporting, having first founded the Spatial News site before creating GISUser.com, a top geospatial industry news site.  In addition to reporting on the latest geospatial news, Mr. Letham posts on his blog, Anything Geospatial.  Mr. Letham manages two other technology sites, LBSZone and SymbianOne. How did you […]

GIS Industry

The Timmons Group developed this fall foliage mobile GIS application for the Missouri Department of Conservation.The Timmons Group developed this fall foliage mobile GIS application for the Missouri Department of Conservation. The application allows users to discover and submit pictures of changing foliage enhancing tourism opportunities, outreach, and education to all residents and visitors.

Dr. David M. Theobald Talks About His Career in GIS, Issues in GIS Education, and the Use of GIS for Conservation

Dr. David M. Theobald is a Scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. David has been working with GIS since the middle 1980s in the areas of planning, conservation GIS, and landscape ecology. In addition to his work in these fields, he has also also authored a book on using ArcView GIS, GIS Concepts and ArcView Methods, and has written several publicly available extensions to ArcView, including the ArcView Spatial Modeler and AVPrimed!. This article is a rough transcript of an interview conducted in July, 2000 in which I asked David a few questions about his career, his views on GIS education, some of the tools he has developed, and the role of GIS in conservation.