Our Team

Areas of Experise

  • GIS Management
  • Database Management

Education

  • B.A., Geography, Portland State University

Experience

  • Senior GIS and Database Specialist, WestWater Research March 2013 – Present

John Townsend

Senior GIS and Database Specialist

John Townsend has been working in the GIS and Data Management field for 5 years. John currently manages all aspects of GIS, provides database and IT support, and assists with research and data analysis for WestWater. He holds a B.A. in Geography and a Minor in Geographic Information Systems from Portland State University. During his studies he contributed to research in the Remote Sensing field involving Land Surface Temperature in urban environments.

In recent years, John has continued his professional development in the area of database design and administration. Prior to employment with WestWater Research, John worked in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management on a variety of projects. Projects included converting Master Title Plats into a GIS environment, performing research on land and mineral rights, mapping reciprocal rights-of-way over western forested lands, and designing and administering various databases providing ease of access to historic documentation.

Our Team

John Townsend

Senior GIS and Database Specialist

John Townsend has been working in the GIS and Data Management field for 5 years. John currently manages all aspects of GIS, provides database and IT support, and assists with research and data analysis for WestWater. He holds a B.A. in Geography and a Minor in Geographic Information Systems from Portland State University. During his studies he contributed to research in the Remote Sensing field involving Land Surface Temperature in urban environments.

In recent years, John has continued his professional development in the area of database design and administration. Prior to employment with WestWater Research, John worked in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management on a variety of projects. Projects included converting Master Title Plats into a GIS environment, performing research on land and mineral rights, mapping reciprocal rights-of-way over western forested lands, and designing and administering various databases providing ease of access to historic documentation.

Areas of Experise

  • GIS Management
  • Database Management

Education

  • B.A., Geography, Portland State University

Experience

  • Senior GIS and Database Specialist, WestWater Research March 2013 – Present