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Daniel G. Cole

MS 1979

DCole2Daniel G. Cole is the GIS Coordinator of the Smithsonian Institution (SI).  He has worked in this position since 1990, and since 1986 has served as the research cartographer at SI.  He is the project and training coordinator, and site license administrator for mapping, GIS and image processing programs at the Smithsonian. He was the geographic editor of all manuscript chapters for the Handbook of North American Indians: compiled, designed, and supervised production of nearly all maps in the series published after 1986.  He also serves as GIS, cartographic and GPS consultant to other scientists, exhibit staff and illustrators both within the Smithsonian and other organizations.  Prior to working at the Smithsonian, he worked as a geographer/cartographer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, NOAA, University of Maryland, and Oregon State University.  From June 2009 to June 2010, he was president of the Canadian Cartographic Association. He is presently a Board Member of Cartography & Geographic Information Society from 2011-2014. On the side, he serves as a judge in the CaGIS Map Design competition, and as a reviewer for GISCI.