Kevin Physioc

Kevin is a first year graduate student working with Sara Baguskas and Jerry Davis on meadow restoration monitoring in the Sierra Nevada. He is the Geography & Environment department map librarian and equipment manager and has developed proficiencies in 2D and 3D mapping with drones as well as GPS and surveying techniques which he uses in his meadow work. Kevin is on track to finish his masters coursework in the Spring of 2020.


Quentin Clark

Quentin is the site administrator for the California State University GIS Specialty Center, helping facilitate the GIS needs for all 24 campuses in the CSU system. In addition to his role in the Specialty Center, Quentin is a lecturer in the Department of Geography & Environment at SFSU, where he teaches natural resource management & introductory environmental science. He is actively involved in research on non-native species present on the Farallon Island National Wildlife Refuge of California.

Lisa Wedding

Dr. Wedding earned her Ph.D. in geography with a specialization in marine landscape ecology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2010. She has a special interest in teaching an applied geospatial approach to problem solving in marine resource management using inquiry-based teaching methods. Dr. Wedding has taught GIS for Marine Ecology and Advanced GIS at UCSB, as well as Intro to GIS and Field Problems in Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii.

Elizabeth Proctor

Elizabeth Proctor has an M.A. in Geography from SF State. Her nearly 20 years of professional experience in GIS began at the California Academy of Sciences. Most of her career has been spent with Pacific Gas & Electric in San Francisco, where she started as a GIS Analyst in 2001. She is now Manager of Electric GIS Delivery, and she covers PG&E's portfolio of all technology that touches Electric GIS. She earned an ESRI Professional Certification in ArcGIS Desktop, and for 10 years she taught a night class in Introduction to GIS class at SF City College.

Quentin Clark

Quentin Clark is the California State University GIS Specialty Center Site Administrator and is responsible for administering GIS software licenses for the CSU system.  Quentin’s thesis modeled the spatial distribution of non-native plant species on Southeast Farallon Island, CA.  Other interests include GIS, GNSS data collection, cartography, riverine environments and salmon fisheries restoration/rehabilitation.

Dara OBeirne

Dara O’Beirne earned both his B.A and M.A. in Geography from San Francisco State University and is currently a GIS Analyst working at the City of Sacramento’s Department of Utilities.His master’s thesis examined the error associated with measuring tree heights in an urban environment with both traditional field methods and airborne LiDAR data. Dara is a GIS Professional with over 10 years of GIS and Python programming experience. He is also co-author on ArcPy and ArcGIS: Automating ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Online with Python.

Three Things I've Learned About Creating Services in ArcGIS Online

Recently, I needed to create a map of some publically available datasets in Newark, New Jersey to share with community organizations there. I figured a web map would be the simplest solution, as it allowed exploration of these data without them needing to install software or me having to create dozens of .pdf maps.