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People and Facilities



Kelley O'Neal

Kelley O'Neal, Ph.D.

Geospatial Scientist
4233 McKeldin Library

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.


Brittany de Gail

Website Coordinator
6131 McKeldin Library

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.

Zhaohui Li

Zhaohui Li

Geospatial Analyst
4233 McKeldin Library

Zhaohui received a Master of Arts degree in Geography and a GIS Graduate Certificate from The George Washington University. He has experience using Python, R, and JavaScript. Zhaohui is interested in data visualization, spatial-temporal data modeling, and web mapping.

Jim Nealis

Jim Nealis

Maps Assistant
4233 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

Geospatial Assistant and Outreach Coordinator
4233 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.

Qi Yang

Qi Yang

Geospatial Specialist
4233 McKeldin Library

Qi holds a M.A. in Geography and GIS certificate from The George Washington University. Originally from Beijing, China, he is equipped with skills like image processing of remote sensing images, spatial statistics, Python & R programming, and transportation modeling to apply on various fields such as transportation, public health, urban geography, or any other field requiring heavy amounts of GIS data analysis work to create an actionable, valuable knowledge product.


Wenwen Fan

Wenwen Fan, Ph.D.

Statistical and GIS Consulting Graduate Assistant
4119 McKeldin Library

Wenwen is a Biostatistics graduate student in the School of Public Health. She has experience with survey sampling, longitudinal data analysis, and categorical data analysis. She also has extensive data analysis experience using SAS, STATA, and R.

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.



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)