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About Steven

Dr. Steven Steinberg is the Los Angeles County, California Geographic Information Officer (GIO). He oversees geospatial strategy for the County of Los Angeles, collaborates with a team of highly skilled GIS professionals, and serves over 100,000 employees and 10 million residents. He was introduced to geospatial analysis technologies in the early 1990s as part of his M.S. at the University of Michigan. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota as part of the team working on MapServer, one of the earliest web-based geospatial applications. From 1998 to 2011, he was a professor of geospatial science at Humboldt State University, California. He was honored as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair (Simon Fraser University, Canada; 2004) and a Fulbright Senior Scholar (University of Helsinki, Finland; 2008). Following his academic career, he was a Principal Scientist and Department Head for Information Management and Analysis at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority, an environmental research agency, from 2011 to 2018. He oversaw geospatial and data collection, management, analysis, and visualization systems and IT operations. Steve has been a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) since 2008.

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