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People and Facilities


Milan Budhathoki, GISPⓇ, Geospatial Librarian


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4123B McKeldin Library

Milan Budhathoki is a certified geographic information system professional (GISPⓇ). He has more than 8 years of experience working in the GIS field that ranges from local/state government to academic settings. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, he worked for the University of Notre Dame, Indiana for 7 years where he provided GIS service in a diverse field of research and teaching.

He manages GIS and Spatial Data Center and very excited to bring geospatial skills to the UMD community in research consulting and teaching. He is specialized in GIS analysis, spatial data management, web GIS and server applications, geospatial big data analytics and remotely sensed data processing. He is also FAA certified remote pilot to fly sUAS (small unmanned aerial system) aka drone to capture aerial imagery for research.

Jaemin Eun, GIS Student Staff

Jaemin is a current graduate student in the Department of Geographical Sciences. Having also done his undergraduate at UMD, he is proud to continue his journey as a Terp! His interests primarily lie in Forestry LiDAR and climate change. His passion is in providing data accessibility and he hopes his skills in data analysis and scientific research will help those trying to apply geospatial elements in their work. 

Manal Al-hajji, GIS Student Staff

Manal Al hajji is an experienced GIS and Spatial Analyst. She has more than five years of working experience with the GIS products, SQL, and database management in the public and private sectors. She worked with several esteemed organizations including UN-Habitat and the World Bank in many countries around the world. She always worked with GIS as a decision support tool and participated in setting up the GIS database in several organizations. Manal has a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and a graduate Certificate in Digital Geography and GIS from Ryerson University. Manal is currently pursuing a master’s degree in GIS at the University of Maryland.

Jim Nealis, Maps Specialist, Volunteer

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.

Former team members

Over the years, the GIS Lab has worked with some fantastic people. Take a look at our past team members.


The GIS Laboratory in McKeldin is outfitted with 2018 with Dell OptiPlex machines featuring 16 GB memory. All computers have the following software packages:

  • ArcGIS 10.8.1 (GIS)
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.8 (GIS)
  • ENVI 5.6 (Image Processing)
  • MATLAB R2018b (Math/Algorithms)
  • QGIS 3.4.4 (GIS)
  • GeoDa (GIS)
  • Rhino 7 (3D Application)
  • Anaconda/Python 2.7 and 3.7 (Data Science)
  • SPSS 24 (Statistics)
  • SAS 9.4 (Statistics)
  • RStudio 3.4.1 (Statistics/Data Science)
  • Google Earth Pro (Geo Data Viz)
  • Weka 3.8 (Data Science)
  • Gephi 0.9.2 (Data Viz)
  • Tableau Public 2018.3 (Data Viz)
  • GDAL 201 (Geo Data Science)