Lance Clampitt

Lance Clampitt is the NGP Geologic Mapping and Hazards Community of Use Coordinator.  He also serves as the USGS Liaison to US Northern Command, is the NGP Emergency Response Coordinator and Chair of the USGS Geospatial Information Response Team (GIRT). 

Biography

Biography

Lance Clampitt is a Physical Scientist who coordinates the National Geospatial Programs’ (NGP), Geologic Mapping and Hazards (GMH) Community of Use. As the GMH Coordinator he and his staff work with other Federal, State, and local data users to enhance or improve NGP products and services.  Lance also supports the geospatial needs of the bureau as the NGP, Emergency Response Coordinator and works closely with Department of the Defense partners as the liaison to the U.S. Northern Command. Lance serves as Chair (2015 – present) of the USGS, Geospatial Information Response Team (GIRT) which coordinates and communicates USGS geospatial resources in support of natural disaster events.

 

Education

Lance earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Sciences and Mathematics with an emphasis in Geology from Colorado Mesa University (1985); and Masters degree in Personnel and Resource Management as a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (2000). He earned his commission as a Officer in the U.S. Army in 1986 from the Colorado School of Mines.

 

Professional Experience

Lance has over 30 years’ experience in geospatial programs with positions at the USGS and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA). Past experience includes work in Photogrammetry, Cartography, Research Geography and Geographic Coordination. Past positions include, Chief, Montana Mapping Partnership Office; USGS National Map Liaison to WY and MT; and Project Lead / Research Geographer. Lance served 26 years in the U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard (retired LTC).

 

Awards

Montana Association of GIS Professionals (MAGIP) Distinguished Service Award, 2014.