Contact Maine Geospatial Institute (MGI):

For MGI information and inquiries, please contact Eileen Moran at

Meet the Executive Committee:

photo of Matthew BamptonMatthew Bampton
Professor of Geography, Muskie School of Public Service
University of Southern Maine
Areas of expertise: GIS, geography, developing models

photo of Kate BeardKate Beard
Professor in the School of Computing and Information Science, member of the Spatial Information Science Engineering faculty
University of Maine at Orono

photo of matt dubeMatt Dube
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems and Data Science
University of Maine at Augusta
MGI Treasurer
Areas of expertise: GIS, spatial reasoning, sensors, social applications

photo of tony guayTony Guay
Remote Sensing Specialist
Wheatland Geospatial Lab
School of Forest Resources, University of Maine at Orono
Areas of expertise: GIS, Remote Sensing, Lidar, UAS, Machine Learning, Modeling, Remote Sensing Applications in Forestry

photo of tora johnsonTora Johnson
Associate professor, director of the GIS Lab & Service Center
University of Maine at Machias
Areas of expertise: GIS, environmental studies

photo of Cynthia LoftinCynthia Loftin
Unit Leader
U.S. Geological Survey, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; Associate Professor, Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
University of Maine at Orono; MGI Executive Committee Chair
Areas of expertise: systems ecology, landscape ecology, wetlands ecology, wildlife habitat relationships

photo of Matthew McCourtMatthew McCourt
Associate Professor of Geography
University of Maine at Farmington
Areas of expertise: GIS, community planning

Neil Thompson
Irving Woodlands Assistant Professor of Forestry
University of Maine at Fort Kent
Areas of expertise: GIS, remote sensing, forestry

photo ofVinton Valentine
Director of GIS and adjunct faculty
University of Southern Maine
Areas of expertise: GIS, remote sensing, ecology

photo of Chunzeng WangChunzeng Wang
Professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Maine at Presque Isle
Areas of expertise: GIS, drone (UAV), GPR, geology