Grant Herbert, GISP

Principal GIS Analyst

During his undergraduate studies, Grant became interested in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a way to help understand processes of and change in natural and social environments, sparking a 15-year career in the geospatial field. At the beginning of his career, while in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Grant gained considerable experience in building…

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I think the most rewarding part of my work is solving a difficult technical problem or building something that makes somebody’s day a little easier or better. It is also satisfying to know that I am helping the larger community through our efforts to improve GIS use in smaller cities and utilities.
I think the most rewarding part of my work is solving a difficult technical problem or building something that makes somebody’s day a little easier or better. It is also satisfying to know that I am helping the larger community through our efforts to improve GIS use in smaller cities and utilities.
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Who is Grant Herbert, GISP?

During his undergraduate studies, Grant became interested in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a way to help understand processes of and change in natural and social environments, sparking a 15-year career in the geospatial field. At the beginning of his career, while in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Grant gained considerable experience in building and managing parcel and address data. Now, at MFA, Grant’s expertise encompasses a myriad of skills, including geodatabase design and management, spatial database and server technologies, system architecture, and GIS integration. His passion for the programming and data integration side of GIS has him creating and automating GIS tools with Python and developing web applications, as well as managing Esri Enterprise components and SQL Server. Outside the office, Grant enjoys the outdoors, fly fishing, and photography.

Education

Graduate Certificate in Software Design and Development

Certified GIS Professional, GIS Certification Institute (GISCI), since 2013

Master of Science in Geography, emphasis in Advanced Geospatial Analysis,
Northern Illinois University, 2013

Certificate of Graduate Study in Geographic Information Analysis, Northern Illinois University, 2013

Bachelor of Science in Geography, Canterbury University—New Zealand

Affiliations and Activities

Cartographic and Geographic Information Society

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographic Honor Society

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