Many researchers and staff at The Field Museum use maps, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and remote sensing technology. This site was developed with help from the Mapping and GIS Forum which convenes monthly. This group is a broad mix of people, some with technical GIS and analysis backgrounds, some with vast biological or anthropological field experience, and others with deep knowledge of the museum's collections. By sharing our work, research ideas, data, and expertise within the group, we are working to advance our common goal to be at the front line of technological innovation and to reach a new level of scientific influence by leveraging our knowledge, expertise, and the museum's collections. Financial support for the development of this site came from members of the museum's Women's Board. Software and technical support has been provided by ESRI Conservation Program.
Mapping and GIS Forum Co-Leaders
| Mark Johnston | Geospatial Information Manager of Science Action | | Erika Hasle | Conservation Ecologist in Science Action |
Mapping and GIS Forum Participants
| John Bates | Associate Curator of Birds | | Sean Bober | Digital Imaging Specialist | | Mark Bouman | Chicago Region Program Director | | Gracen Brilmyer | Research Assistant in Insects | | Sharon Grant | Technology Liaison to Science | | Pete Herbst | Web and Database Specialist | | Janeen Jones | Assistant Collections Manager in Invertebrates | | Tony Lam | Systems Administrator | | Bill Parkinson | Associate Curator of Eurasian Anthropology | | Alan Resetar | Collection Manager in Amphibians and Reptiles | | Margaret Thayer | Associate Curator of Insects |