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Curtis V Price

Curtis Price is a hydrologist specializing in geospatial data analysis.

Curtis Price earned his M.S. in Geology from Dartmouth College and, after a few years with NASA, joined the U.S. Geological Survey. During his long USGS career, he has provided GIS technical support, tools, and training across the USGS, applying GIS to projects ranging in scale from local water-quality studies to landscape characterization for national-scale analysis. He also developed Python software used to integrate hydrography and elevation data for the National Hydrography Dataset-Plus. Price left the USGS in 2018 to join the faculty at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he taught geospatial technology courses and workshops (including Surveying for Geological Engineers, Remote Sensing, and three GIS courses). He returned to the USGS in 2023. He is currently a Geology Ph.D. candidate at South Dakota Mines; his dissertation research focuses on developing tools to create longitudinal stream profiles from DEMs and using these DEM derivative data to infer the surface history of Laramide terranes in the eastern Rocky Mountains.

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