Toggle ItemWhat sparked your interest in GIS?
"GIS interested me because it’s such a valuable tool. It can be applied to any field where location plays a role whether it’s history, business, nature etc. GIS is technical with data manipulation while also a spatial discipline and I see the world heavily through a spatial lenses."
"If you’re pursuing GIS as a major/career, the top advice I have is the learn as much as you can and jump at every opportunity you get. Whether it’s a longer internship or a short project, experience is king."
Toggle ItemWhat is a project that you are most proud of?
"Besides current projects the project I’m most proud of is when I created a cost-path analysis for a potential new highway. It took into factor different costs such as terrain, environment, urban development and others. The project helped me understand how to bring together many different variables, quantify them, and create a realistic solution to a current problem."
Toggle ItemIf you could map anything, what would you choose to map?
"I’d map all the intricate migrations that have happened in the history of the world, especially early ancient history. Even though we know so much there’s so much we don’t know about why people are where they are today."
Toggle ItemWhat other interests do you have?
"I play and watch lot of sports including frisbee, tennis, and basketball. I also work at the geospatial lab on the 2nd floor of the library. It’s a blast. Give us a visit if you want to learn more about GIS!"
Andrew is a Geospatial Science and Technology Major from Eagle, ID. He is currently part of the Geospatial Lab.