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People and Facilities

People

Leadership

Kelley O'Neal

Kelley O'Neal, Ph.D.

Geospatial Scientist
4120A McKeldin Library
kelleyo@umd.edu

Kelley holds a Ph.D. in Geographical Sciences from the University of Maryland. She has 17 years of experience using GIS and Remote Sensing in academic, federal, and private industry settings, including agricultural, ecological, fire, carbon monitoring, and defense applications.

Staff

Brittany de Gail

Website Coordinator
6131 McKeldin Library
bdegail@umd.edu

Brittany holds a B.A. in Government and Politics and Chinese from the University of Maryland. She is interested in environmental politics and international relations.

Jim Nealis

Jim Nealis

Maps Assistant
4118 McKeldin Library

Jim holds a B.S. in Geographical Sciences from the University of Maryland. He completed his career at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) and now splits his time between the University of Maryland and the U.S. Census Bureau managing map collections.

Lisa Serafino

Lisa Serafino

Social Media Coordinator
4118 McKeldin Library

Lisa holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Maryland. She is interested in environmental applications of GIS and remote sensing.

Students

Dana Baer

Dana Baer

Geospatial Specialist
4118 McKeldin Library

Dana is an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, majoring in GIS and Romance Languages. She has experience with Python and Javascript. She is interested in using GIS as a tool for spatial analysis in human and physical geography research.

Julia Bell

Julia Bell

Geospatial Specialist
4118 McKeldin Library

Julia is a senior majoring in GIS and Environmental Science and Policy with a concentration in Biodiversity. She is also currently enrolled in the 5-year combined BS/MS program for geography. Julia is familiar with Python and R.

Yishan Ding

Yishan Ding

Statistical and GIS Consulting Graduate Assistant
4123A McKeldin Library
lib-statsconsulting@umd.edu

Yishan is a graduate student in the Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation Program. She is a SAS Certified Advanced Programmer, and is also familiar with SPSS and R. She also has experience in survey design, sampling and management.

Reshma Nargund

Reshma Nargund

Geospatial Project Coordinator
4118 McKeldin Library

 

Nhu Nguyen

Nhu Nguyen

Geospatial Specialist
4118 McKeldin Library

Nhu is a senior pursuing a B.S. in GIS. He has experience using GIS, Remote Sensing, and Python, and is currently using GIS for his internship at UMD Facilities and Management to manage and update the geodatabase for buildings and residence halls. Nhu is also working on a project at FM to change the campus map’s building from 2D to 3D using ArcGIS Pro.

Yini Song

Yini Song

Geospatial Specialist
4118 McKeldin Library

Yini is a senior student at the University of Maryland majoring in GIS. She has experience with Web GIS, Python, and ArcGIS. She is interested in combining her computer science skills and GIS knowledge together to solve real world problems.

Former Staff

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Computer Lab

Computer Lab

GIS events are held in McKeldin 6101 located on the 6th floor of McKeldin Library. The laboratory can host up to 35 individuals.


Computing

Computing

The GIS Laboratory was recently updated in 2016 with Dell OptiPlex machines featuring 16 GB memory and 4K Touch LCDs with articulated stands. All computers have the following software packages:

  • ArcGIS 10.3.1 (GIS),
  • ENVI 5.0 (Image Processing)
  • MATLAB 2015a (Data Science)
  • QGIS (Open Source GIS)
  • Anaconda/Python (Data Science)
  • SPSS 23 (Statistics)
  • SAS 9.4 (Statistics)
  • RStudio (Statistics)
  • Google Earth Pro (Data Viewer)
  • Weka (Data Science)
  • Panoply (Data Viewer)