Curtis V Price
In January 2018, Curtis Price retired from the USGS and is teaching at the South Dakota School of Mines Department of Geology and Geological Engineering. However, he is continuing with the USGS under an intermittent, part-time NDAA appointment.
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.
From1990 to 2017, he was the technical lead with the USGS Enterprise GIS support team for desktop GIS applications, and 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.
Price executed database design and data development activities in support of the U.S. Department of Interior's WaterSmart initiative, and was the lead Python developer for the High-Resolution National Hydrography Set -- Plus ("HR NHDPlus") project.
In January 2018, Price retired and is teaching at the South Dakota School of Mines Department of Geology and Geological Engineering. He is continuing with the USGS under an intermittent, part-time NDAA appointment.