I studied geography and urban studies in school and have been working in Geographic Information Science (GIS) for 15 years. I am interested in helping agencies discover or make use of GIS and maps. I am also interested in helping businesses create better maps for advertising or marketing purposes. You can see some of my project work in the pages here which I am in the midst of updating with new work and local projects. My skills range from Groundwater Mapping and ArcGIS Server to ArcGIS Online and Story Maps to Municipal GIS. I can also help with training, including ArcMap or Cartography.
I also enjoy photography and writing. I am originally from Illinois and though I have lived in CA or NV for the last 5 years I am still in awe of the west. I like exploring public lands or places that I've never heard of but see on a map. I take my camera or my iPhone with me on hikes or adventures, usually I just can't help but take a lot of photos! Most of the wild west has been photographed already -- by someone. I like to find new vantage points or a creative take on a known subject. More often than not, the sky or the weather adds all the necessary interest. It is a fun outlet and seems to inspire others to get outside more and explore.
Feel free to explore the pages here and contact me if you are interested in GIS services or any of my images. Map Photo Write is now a certified Nevada ESB (Emerging Small Business)
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