Marcelle Caturia


Marcelle Caturia is a Geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC). She has a M.A. in Applied Geography & Geospatial Science from the University of Colorado Denver and a Masters of Geographic Information Science from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. From July 2015 until May 2016, Marcelle worked for the NGTOC Map Production Services Unit, and from June 2016 until the present she has worked with the NGTOC Geographic Names Unit. Prior to working for the USGS, she worked as a web and print cartographer contractor for National Geographic Maps, GIS data specialist for Portland (Oregon) Metro Regional Government, and Software Product Engineer for ESRI-Redlands. The Geographic Names Unit maintains the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database, which serves as the official federal repository of U.S. domestic place names. The GNIS was developed by the USGS in support of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), and provides the geographic names component of The National Map.


MA Applied Geography & Geospatial Science, CU Denver, 2018;  MGIS, UMN, 2004; BA Geography-French, UMN, 1993


How the Past Informs the Present: Researching Historical Sources for The National Map (USGS Internal StoryMap), August 2019