The Towson University Center for GIS (CGIS) recently welcomed Jonathan Dandois, Ph.D., as a GIS programmer. Jonathan brings a diverse background and experience in GIS, GPS, remote sensing, and geospatial analysis to this role. He previously worked as a post-doctoral research fellow with Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama where he developed and led an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, drone) mapping research project with the goal of capturing tropical forest canopy seasonal change.

Jonathan Dandois, Ph.D.

Jonathan Dandois, Ph.D., GIS Programmer, Center for GIS

“Jonathan arrived at CGIS with a strong background in using sophisticated analytical tools to answer questions and solve problems. He’s quickly demonstrating an ability to imaginatively apply those skills to serve the needs of our clients,” said Ardys Russakis, managing director of CGIS.

In his new role, Jonathan works with a team of GIS professionals to develop web applications for client projects. He most recently worked on a web application to streamline data entry and access for administrators of the Maryland Department of Agriculture Cover Crop Program.

“I am excited to be a part of the CGIS team, developing state-of-the-art geospatial applications that help clients realize the tremendous potential of GIS. The future of GIS is on the web and I look forward to being a part of shaping that future with CGIS and the Division of Innovation and Applied Research,” said Jonathan.

Jonathan holds a Ph.D. and a B.S. in Geography and Environmental Systems from University of Maryland Baltimore County.