MapThis GIS Professional Q&A with Esri’s Joseph Kerski

Blog Post created by gletham_geojobe on Jun 19, 2017

If you’ve ever attended the annual ESRIUC and stopped by the Education Island or attended a local Esri Educational event you may have met Joseph Kerski – and if you did, you definitely would remember him! Joseph is the ultimate GIS professional / Geography enthusiast and a very vocal and passionate evangelist. I’ve known Joseph for many years now, perhaps dating back to around 2001 and I’m pleased to share this Q&A so you can get to know him a little better. I credit him with inspiring me to get involved in GIS Day and even address my daughter’s class a few years ago.


From Joseph… “I served for 22 years in federal agencies as a geographer—NOAA, Census Bureau, and USGS—and joined the Esri education outreach team in 2006.   I also teach at the University of Denver and in several MOOCs and smaller online courses.  My role focuses on curriculum development, professional development for educators, communicating about the value of GIS in education, partnership building, and in short, doing all I can to foster and support geospatial thinking and technologies in education and society.”

And so, a few rapid fire questions for Joseph


Jump here if interested in reading the full Q&A - and thanks to Joseph!