Mike Gough, B.S.

GIS Analyst | Data Manager

Mike Gough is a GIS analyst with 12+ years professional experience in the geospatial sciences. Prior to joining CBI in 2012, Mike served as a GIS lecturer in the Environmental Science & Management Department at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA.  During his tenure with HSU’s Institute for Spatial Analysis, he served as the lead GIS Analyst and Systems Administrator on several multidisciplinary projects spanning oceanographic research and education, water quality monitoring, infrastructure development, natural hazards, renewable energy, and land use planning. Between 2004 and 2012, he made significant contributions to the Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (HSU CeNCOOS).  Among these, was the development of several automated real-time data acquisition & monitoring systems. 

Mike draws upon his background in the geospatial sciences, natural resource planning, and computer information systems to guide the development of tools which help promote healthy and sustainable interactions among human and natural systems. His direct research interests comprise dynamic spatiotemporal modeling, web-mapping and database application development, scripting & automation, 3D geographic visualization, and the development of decision-support tools.  

Mike earned his B.S. in Natural Resources Planning & Interpretation with an option in Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing and a minor in Computer Information Systems from Humboldt State University in 2005. He lives with his wife Rebecca and their entourage of furry companions. 


Post-Fire Community Resilience
CBI is developing a web application to help planners identify areas vulnerable to water contamination exposure in the event of large-scale fires.
Credits for Conservation in Coyote Vly
Peninsula Open Space Trust seeks to develop strategies to provide incentives to private landowners in the Coyote Valley to dedicate their properties to conservation, and encourage the development of land-use policies supportive of its conservation vision.
CBI's Work In Support of 30x30
CBI worked closely with NRDC to integrate relevant spatial datasets to map areas of high value from the standpoint of carbon storage and sequestration, terrestrial ecological value, and aquatic value in support of the NRDC program, the 30x30 campaign.

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Reflecting on the Central Oregon Coast Geospatial Statistics Symposium
Recently my CBI colleague Rebecca Degagne and I attended the 2013 Central Oregon Coast Geospatial Statistics Symposium, in Newport, Oregon.  This event is graciously hosted each year by the Central Coast GIS Users Group, with the express purpose of bringing together GIS professionals from the area to exchange ideas, network, eat cookies, and receive education and training on a specific topic. This year’s topic, as you may have ...

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