Thomas M Gushue

Biography

Thomas Gushue is currently the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC), a group assigned to studying the impacts of the Glen Canyon Dam on the downstream resources of the Colorado River corridor.  In this capacity, Tom leads GCMRC's Geospatial Science and Technology project that leads the Center in geospatial data management, geospatial analysis, enterprise GIS administration, and development of tools and applications for accessing geospatial data online.

Established to meet the mandates of the Grand Canyon Protection Act of 1992, the GCMRC conducts a variety of studies related to long-term monitoring of the cultural and natural resources of this unique canyon environment.  At the heart of much of this work is the GIS platform that provides a consistent spatial reference system for overlay and analyzing the wealth of data collected as part of the GCMRC’s mission.  As GIS Coordinator, Tom is involved with monitoring and research efforts that have spatial aspects associated with them.

 

EMPLOYMENT 

GIS Coordinator (GS-2210-12), United States Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC), Flagstaff, Arizona 86001, Supervisor: Scott VanerKooi, Deputy Chief of GCMRC, (928) 556-7376.  Sept. 2004 – Present.                        

GIS/Database Analyst (Detail Assignment), United States Department of Agriculture – United States Agency for International Development, Stationed in Rumbek, Sudan as a short-term GIS and database advisor for the 2008 Population Census in southern Sudan.  June 15, 2008 – July 12, 2008. 

GIS Coordinator - Acting (GS-2210-12), United States Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001, Supervisor: Glenn Bennett, Data Acquisition, Storage and Analysis (DASA) Program Manager, (928) 556-7378.  July 2004 – September 2004 

Geographer / GIS Specialist (GS-0150-09), United States Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001 Supervisor: Ted Melis, Integrated Science Program Manager, (928) 556-7282.  June 2001 – Sept. 2004. 

Interdisciplinary, GIS Specialist (GS-1370-09), Supervisor’s Office, Black Hills National Forest, Custer, SD 57730.  Supervisor:  Ron Calvird, Resource Information Specialist, (605) 673-2251.  April 2000 – May 2001. 

Cartographic Technician (GS-1371-09), Supervisor’s Office, Black Hills National Forest, Custer, SD 57730. Supervisor:  Same as above.  September 1998 - April 2000. 

 

EDUCATION 

M.A. in Geography, 2002, Department of Geography, Geology and Anthropology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809.  Thesis Topic : Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Vegetation Dynamics in a Human Modified Landscape 

B.A. in Geography,  concentration in Environmental Planning, 1994, Department of Geography and Earth Science, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 

 

Expertise

Enterprise GIS - ESRI ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Pro administration

Web Mapping Services

Web Application development

Oracle Database Administration (Geospatial Data)