Joel G Murray, MSc, CMS, GISP, PH

National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) standards and specifications point of contact for the National Geospatial Program (NGP) Hydrography Data Theme and project lead on applied research tasks to support the NGP and the NGTOC mission. 


I was born and raised in Northeast Pennsylvania and began my federal career as a hydrologist with the New Jersey Water Science Center. I have also been employed as a physical scientist with NOAA and the USBR as well as a geospatial analyst with ONRR. I have spent my professional career working in GIS and hydrology and have a keen interest in how GIScience can be used to standardize hydrospatial data collection, validation and dissemination.



MNRS, Watershed Science, Colorado State University

MSc, Environmental Science, University of Idaho

BSc, Earth Sciences (Minor in Marine Science), Pennsylvania State University