Adam Skibbe

Adam Skibbe
Senior GIS Administrator
Education: 
MLA, Iowa State University
Office: 
328 Jessup Hall
Phone: 
319-335-0157
Research Interests: 
GIS, LiDAR, all things geospatial data and tech, and environmentally focused

Background and intersts:
My position is as a senior systems administrator with focus on all things geospatial, where-in I provide GIS support to GSS, CLAS, and the university as a whole.  My interests are in the application of cutting-edge technologies to the practice of data collection and/or analyeses of geospatial information. I am particularly interested in exposing our students to these tools as preparation for the requirements of modern geospatial job market.

Responsibilities:
I am the chair of the University's GIS Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which attempts to grow and focus the GIS community on campus.  In addition to my support role I am also tasked with oversight of the GISIL (GIS Instructional Lab) in 243 Jessup Hall, assisting in developing research (as it pertains to GIS) for both departmental and non-departmental faculty, teaching short trainings sessions and short courses, and organizing ICIGO (undergraduate student group).  

Research:
My research interests are focused primarily on the application of Geographic Information Systems to contemporary environmental and social issues. In my position with GSS I am available to consult on research questions which require GIS assistance, and if necessary, provide resources and solutions to assist in those projects.  LiDAR 3D surface modeling.

Teaching:
In addition to GIS support I also offer trainings in Introductory GIS and other, more specific, topics.  As noted previously I provide oversight for the ICIGO student organization, which seeks to provide community outreach in the form of GIS research. Students will see me, frequently, about the lab and as the occasional guest instructor in their (GIS related) courses.

Courses taught - Fall 2019:
GEOG:3340:0001 Fall19 Ecosystem Svc: Hum Depend on Natural Systems
GEOG:3992:4959 Fall19 Undergraduate Research (ICIGO)