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UWF GeoData Center staff, academic programs, advisory board members and community partners.


For more than 10 years, the GeoData Center has participated in collaborative interdisciplinary research for the UWF community and local, nonprofit and private entities in Northwest FL. Our work crosses many disciplines: public health, economics, urban planning, conservation (land and animals), renewable energy, parks and recreation, and natural environments. We use our tools and technologies to help communities prepare for economic, social and climate uncertainties.
UWF has been a leading source for online GIS education. Our expert faculty brings their in-field expertise into the hands-on learning experiences that provide our students with real-world GIS experience. Our Master’s in GIS Administration is an affiliated Professional Science Master’s program.




Current Board Members

Rocky S. Agbunag, GISP, St. John's County Public Works, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Keith Cooke, ESRI, Birmingham, AL 32503

Jason Jones, GISP, Gulf Power, Pensacola, FL 32520

Tim Milstead, City of Milton, Milton, FL 32570

K. Mark Moore, Ecology and Environment, Inc., Pensacola, FL 32502

Jessica Walton, GISP, Emerald Coast Regional Council, Pensacola, FL 32514

Kristal Cobb Walsh - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Milton, Florida 32570

Matt Brown - Alabama 811, Fultondale, AL 35068


Our Partners

The GeoData Center is a part of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. We have a large network of academic partners on and off the campus of UWF.

The interdisciplinary, geospatially-driven nature of our work leads to partnerships with local, state, national, nonprofit, and private entities. Our partnerships rely on the Center's expertise in geospatial analysis, data visualization, and education to help them solve complicated problems across a variety of disciplines.

  • Logo for Klass Kids
  • Historic North Hill Logo
  • Logo for HAAS Center
  • Logo for Livewell
  • Logo for Florida Public Archaeology Network
  • Logo for UWF Cybersecurity
  • Logo for Rebuild NWFL
  • Emerald Coast Regional Council logo

Community Involvement

The GeoData Center regularly attends local and regional User Group meetings such as the Escambia County GIS User Group, the Northwest Florida GIS User Group, and the Seven Hill Regional User Group (SHRUG). In conjunction with the Northwest Florida GIS User Group meeting, twice a year the GeoData Center hosts an online competition to showcase local GIS digital projects.

Digital Media Competition