As the GIS Analyst for the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond I get to work on some really exciting projects combining history and data visualization. Although I have no formal background in History, my love is all things spatial! Basically, if it involves maps, cartography, or visualizing data, I’m on board. I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University and a Master’s of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University with a focus on Geographical Information Systems and Technologies. My graduate research was on the historical and present reforestation of red spruce in the Appalachian Mountains. At the DSL my main focus is GIS related tasks and technologies required for the production and maintenance of the digital atlas of American history project– American Panorama.
If you would like to contact me, I’d love to chat!
-Justin Madron (firstname.lastname@example.org)