Welcome to Spatial Octopus website, a GIS resource hub – the ultimate destination for all GIS lovers! This platform is designed to provide a comprehensive collection of GIS resources, including tools, data, tutorials, and news, all in one place. Whether you are a GIS professional, student, or enthusiast, I have something for everyone.
I believe in the power of GIS to solve complex problems and create meaningful insights, and my goal is to support the GIS community by sharing knowledge and resources. Join me on this exciting journey and discover new ways to enhance your GIS skills and knowledge.
Something About Me
My interests span a wide range of environmental problems, with a common thread being developing spatial decision-making tools to address all stages of the scientific process, from data acquisition and processing to spatial modeling and communication. I currently work with The Fletcher School at Tufts University and enjoy teaching classes on geospatial technology. On the other hand, I have two primary research areas. One is to understand the spatial distribution of impacts of environmental problems, resource extraction, and policies. The second is to support applied research that bridges the common divides between social, economic, and environmental goals while opening opportunities for equity and justice through the participation of different sectors and stakeholders. Other current research interests include identifying opportunities to better adapt to a technological transition to green energy through the blue economy, particularly focused on coastal and fishing communities.
I have more than 25 years of experience in the field of geospatial technology with a diverse professional practice in government, the private sector, NGOs, and academia. My experience on facilitating the practical use of science and technology for a spatially literate workforce has been my major motivation. Some experience spans on the support of scientific research and policy in the US, Mexico, and Latin America.
My teaching experience includes numerous short courses for targeted audiences and GIS and spatial analysis. Most of my classes focus on using and developing geospatial methods across an array of applications such as human security, economic development, humanitarian assistance, climate change, and natural resources management in locations across the globe.
Finally, I hope you will enjoy what I bring in this website!