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Daniel G. Sorenson

Daniel Sorenson has worked for the government for 30 years.  Currently I am a geographer working with the Western Geographic Science Center in Seattle, WA.

My primary interested and expertise is in using Landsat and other remotely sensed imagery in map creation and analyze spatial patterns. Current and past projects includes are Landcover Trends and National Landcover Data Set (NLCD).

Professional Experience

  •  I started my federal career with the Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) as a geographer in the Geographic Names Branch.  I edited the names and legends of maps and charts plus translated the Germanic language maps into English.

  •  As a cartographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), I compiled nautical charts, working mainly in the Gulf of Mexico region of the United States.

  • When I joined the U.S. Geographic Survey (USGS), I started as an assistance supervisor for the Digital Orthophoto Quad (DOQ) program reviewing the completed DOQs. After transferring to Seattle I have worked mainly on the Trends and National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD). I have also been a part of the accuracy assessment of the NLCD product. My primary interest and expertise is image processes, espec

Education and Certifications

  • Before entering government service I received a B.A. from Carthage College in Geography, Conservation, and German.

  • At the University of Minnesota I earned a M.S. in Forestry with emphasis in remote sensing and computer cartographer.

  • I also received a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems at St. Cloud State University.

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