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. 

Projects

OR & WA Trails Assessment and Planning
Expanding the Deschutes County trails prototype and sustainability model to Oregon and Washington
Santa Monica Mtns. Fire Resilience
A multi-sector collaborative effort to improve wildfire outcomes and increase ecosystem resilience in the Santa Monica Mountains of California
Protection for Stephens Kangaroo Rat
Agencies and scientists coordinate to protect Stephens kangaroo rat - an endemic species of Southern California.

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Blog

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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