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Marcelle Caturia

Marcelle Caturia is a Geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) in Denver, Colorado, serving as the Markup Tools technical Point of Contact (POC) on the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Partner Support team.

At NGTOC-Denver, she has also worked with the Map Production Services and Geographic Names units. Her prior career experience includes designing web and print cartography for National Geographic Maps, conducting GIS/GPS data management and training with the Portland (Oregon) Metro Regional Government, teaching GIS/GPS courses at Portland Community College, and serving as a Software Product Engineer at ESRI Redlands. She has a Master of Arts in Applied Geography & Geospatial Science from the University of Colorado Denver and a Master of Geographic Information Science from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.


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.

Caturia M., Anthamatten P. (2019) Cartographic Examination of French Toponymic Spatial Patterns in the Mississippi River Basin. In: Brunn S., Kehrein R. (eds) Handbook of the Changing World Language Map. Springer, Cham.