Jeff Blossom

Jeff Blossom

GIS Services Manager
2007 - present

Jeff joined the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard in 2007 as a Senior GIS Specialist, and became the GIS Service Manager in 2016. He has experience working in the GIS industry as a technician, analyst, developer, manager, and educator. Jeff earned an M.A. in Geography from the University of Denver in 2002, and a B.S. from Willamette University (OR) in 1995. Jeff's work experience includes GIS jobs at  the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, the U.S.G.S. in Lakewood, CO, and the City and County of Denver.

Specializations and skill sets:

Cartography -  Creation of both static and interactive maps for book, journal, and web publications.

Data science – Working with researchers from numerous disciplines to extract, analyze, enhance, and visualize both geographic and non-geographic data.

Curriculum development – Developing GIS teaching methods, tutorials, and tools that can be used by any student or professional to enhance their work. Related to this effort is the graduate level classes Jeff teaches: Introduction to GIS (Harvard Extension School) and Computer Cartography (Salem State University).

See examples of Jeff's work on his OpenScholar site

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