“Knowing where things are, and why, is essential to rational decision making.”
– Jack Dangermond
Charles Gibbons has been working in with geospatial technologies since 2007. As a highly skilled GIS Analyst, Charles’ skills go far beyond simple mapping and cartography; these skills include spatial database management, data conversion, workflow management, GPS/georeferencing, suitability modeling, Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR) modeling, hot-spot analysis, network analysis and numerous other spatial analysis techniques.
Charles began his career as a geospatial professional with the Shimberg Center for Housing Studies. As a GIS Analyst he contributed to the spatial components Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse. In addition to performing various spatial analyses, he acted as the data steward for Shimberg’s Home Foreclosure Project. Charles would go on to join Urban Economics in 2013 as their primary GIS Analyst.
A Tampa native, Charles graduated from H.B. Plant High School. He would go on to attend the University of Florida, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Geography in 2009 followed by a Master’s of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning in 2011. As a student of both GIS and Urban Planning, Charles provides a breadth of geospatial and planning knowledge to an already diverse appraisal team.