About the authors
Joseph is an Education Manager for Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) in Colorado, USA. He served for 21 years as Geographer at the US Geological Survey and at the US Census Bureau. He has taught as Adjunct Instructor of GIS in traditional and online settings at Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and at other universities. Joseph holds three degrees in Geography. He seeks and fosters educational partnerships, creates curricular materials focused on spatial thinking and geotechnologies in education, conducts research in the effectiveness and implementation of these technologies in education, and teaches classes and workshops in geotechnologies and in spatial thinking. Joseph believes that spatial thinking and the use of geotechnologies are critical not simply as an educational tool, but that they are critical to our planet’s future.
Jill is a freelance technical author. She has over 20 years experience in GI application development and implementation, GI software development, GI and IT service provision, technical writing and consultancy. She specialised in enterprise spatial database technology, data modelling, data management, and technical writing. She has broad experience in the design and implementation of GI systems and services in the public and private sectors, both in the USA and UK.