Curtis V Price

Curtis Price is a member of the USGS Enterprise GIS team, which supports geospatial applications across the USGS, and is the lead Python developer for the High-Resolution National Hydrography Set -- Plus ("HR NHDPlus") project. His primary research interests are landscape characterization and effective Enterprise GIS implementation.

Biography

Curtis Price earned degrees from the University of Puget Sound (B.S. Geology/Comp. Sci., 1983) and Dartmouth College (A.M. Geology, 1985). After two years with NASA contractor TGS Technology, Inc.,  working on various remote sensing -related research efforts, Price joined the USGS in 1987 at the New Jersey Water Science Center, where he supported ground water modeling projects and GIS applications.

Since 1990, he has been a technical lead with the USGS Enterprise GIS support team for desktop GIS applications, and has developed and taught classes in GIS technology, raster analysis, and GIS application development for USGS staff. 

In 1995, Price relocated to the South Dakota Water Science Center to join the National Water Quality Assessment  (NAWQA)  Program.  He has played a role in database design and data management in the Program. This work has included the design and management of the Program's ground water site networks and development and maintenance of NAWQA network and sample coding guidance, ancillary data tools, and common geospatial water-quality and ancillary datasets.

More recently, Price has been doing database design and data development in support of the U.S. Department of Interior's WaterSmart initiative, and is the lead Python developer for the High-Resolution National Hydrography Set -- Plus ("HR NHDPlus") project. 

He is an adjunct instructor at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

His primary research interests are landscape characterization and effective Enterprise GIS implementation.