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About the Geospatial Information Officer



Jerry Johnston
Geospatial Information Officer
U.S. Department of the Interior

Jerry Johnston
Jerry Johnston
Geospatial Information Officer

Jerry Johnston is Geospatial Information Officer at the US Department of the Interior.  In this role, Dr. Johnston leads DOI’s efforts to coordinate and implement geospatial technology across the Department to meet a wide range of mission goals.  This includes providing a vision for geospatial interoperability throughout the enterprise, as well as guidance and perspective on opportunities for adopting place-based approaches more broadly across Departmental lines of business.  

Dr. Johnston joined DOI in 2012.  Prior to that, Dr. Johnston was with the Environmental Protection Agency, most recently serving as the Agency’s Geospatial Information Officer.  Prior to his work at EPA, he served as the Director of Midwest Technical Operations for Image Matters LLC of Leesburg, VA, a small business focused on the development of geospatial semantics and interoperability solutions for a diverse set of customers.  Additionally, Dr. Johnston was previously Executive Vice President of Pangaea Information Technologies of Chicago, IL, a provider of geospatial information management products and services to both public and private sector clients.

Dr. Johnston holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Michigan State University as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, and serves as the Vice Chair of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC).