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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.

Reshma Nargund

Reshma Nargund

Geospatial Project Coordinator
4118 McKeldin Library

Reshma holds a Master's in Public Policy from the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park. She is familiar with STATA, GIS and works at the intersection of spatiotemporal aspects of public policy. She has over 5 years of experience in corporate, non-governmental and academic set-ups.

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.

Students

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.

Caitlin Burke

Caitlin Burke

Geospatial Specialist
4118 McKeldin Library

Caitlin is a University of Maryland senior, majoring in GIS and Studio Art. She has software experience in ArcGIS and Adobe Creative Cloud. She is interested in combining her artistic and technical skills in order to work in cartography.

Michelle Hwang

Michelle Hwang

Geospatial Specialist
4118 McKeldin Library

Michelle is a senior majoring in GIS. She has experience using ArcGIS and QGIS. She is interested in urban issues including public space, parks, and sustainable economic development and how GIS can be applied towards it.

Nate Lema

Nathenael Lema

Geospatial Specialist
4118 McKeldin Library

Nathenael is a senior majoring in GIS and Environmental Science & Technology. He has experience working with ArcGIS, QGIS, and AutoCAD. He is interested in using GIS to manage stormwater utilities and integrating natural systems with the constructed environment.

Siyao Ma

Siyao Ma

Geospatial Specialist
4118 McKeldin Library

Siyao is a geography major with a concentration in GIS, and also has a minor in Spanish. He is interested in human geography, history, and other social sciences, and in applying GIS techniques in those fields. He has experience working with ArcGIS, QGIS, and PCI Focus.

Danadaree Rajapakshe

Danadaree Rajapakshe

Geospatial Specialist
4118 McKeldin Library

Danadaree is a student at the University of Maryland majoring in Geographical Sciences with a concentration in GIS and Cartography. She worked as a Cartographic Draughtsman for 24 years at the Survey Department in Sri Lanka. She has an Applied Geography Associate Degree, GIS & Cartography and Geography Education Certificates from Montgomery College. She looks forward to applying and improving her Cartography knowledge with new technologies. She is interested in Cartography, GIS, Remote Sensing, and Physical Geography.

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 in McKeldin 4120 was recently updated in 2018 with Dell OptiPlex machines featuring 16 GB memory. All computers have the following software packages:

  • ArcGIS 10.5 (GIS)
  • ArcGIS Pro (GIS)
  • ENVI 5.4 (Image Processing)
  • MATLAB R2016b (Math/Algorithms)
  • QGIS 2.18.11(Open GIS)
  • Anaconda/Python 2.7 and 3.4 (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 10.4 (Data Viz)
  • GDAL 201 (Geo Data Science)