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Thomas M Gushue

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 provides expertise and support to the Center in database and 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.

Expertise

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

Web Mapping Services

Web Application development

Oracle Database Administration (Geospatial Data)

Professional Experience

  • GIS Coordinator (GS-2210-12), USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC), Flagstaff, AZ. Sept. 2004 – Present.                      

  • GIS/Database Analyst (Detail Assignment), U.S. 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), USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Flagstaff, AZ. July 2004 – September 2004.

  • Geographer / GIS Specialist (GS-0150-09), USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Flagstaff, AZ. June 2001 – Sept. 2004. 

  • Interdisciplinary, GIS Specialist (GS-1370-09), Supervisor’s Office, Black Hills National Forest, Custer, SD. April 2000 – May 2001. 

Education and Certifications

  • M.A. in Geography, 2002, Department of Geography, Geology and Anthropology, Indiana State University. 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.

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