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Margo Berendsen

GIS Analyst

Margo E. Berendsen

Office: Room 306, Agriculture C
Phone: 307-766-6649


Certified GIS Professional (GISP), May 2015 
M.A. in Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo, January 1994
B.S. in Biological Sciences, Cornell University, May 1992 

Working Groups/Research Interests

Member, Wyoming Geographic Alliance

Member, National Geographic Wyoming Advisory Council

Geographic Information Systems project design, implementation, and documentation
Environmental and land-use planning GIS applications
Decision support systems 

Current Projects

NSF Grant 15-509 “Exploring Links between STEM Success and Spatial Skills: Undergraduate GIS Courses and a Spatial Turn of Mind”

Wyoming Business Council’s ENDOW Initiative (Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming)

The Wyoming Student Atlas Online Version

Wyoming Interagency Spatial Database Online Management (WISDOM) System  

Past projects

The Wyoming Student Atlas

GIS Toolkit application development and hydrologic modeling to assist NEPA process for BLM field offices

FGDC Future Directions Initiative: Framework Standards Education Training Materials

Inland Cutthroat trout Protocol (ICP) integrated database design and user interface development

Wyoming Game and Fish Dept. Decision Support System application development

Professional short course instructor for ArcGIS



CompTIA CTT+ certified technical trainer
Authorized ESRI instructor
ESRI Technical Certification at the ArcGIS Desktop Associate level

Classes Taught

Foundations of Geographic Information Science and Technology
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems/Science
ESRI ArcGIS Desktop I, II and III short courses
ArcGIS for Natural Resources Applications short course
Introduction to Metadata short course


Berendsen, M.E., Hamerlinck, J.D. and Webster, G.R. Digital Story Mapping to Advance Educational Atlas Design and Enable Student Engagement. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(3), 125.

Hamerlinck, J.D., Webster, G.R., and Berendsen, M.E. 2014. Wyoming Student Atlas: Exploring our geography. Laramie, Wyoming: University of Wyoming.

Berendsen, M.E., Hamerlinck, J.D, Lanning, S.G. 2010. Developing NSDI Framework Data: ANSI Framework Data Content Standard Guidance Document. Federal Geographic Data Committee.

Berendsen, M.E., Hamerlinck, J.D., and Wayne, L. 2003. Framework and Strategies for Integrating Metadata Concepts with Geographic Information Science Curricula. Journal of Urban and Regional Information Systems Association Vol. 15:1.

Contact Us


Department 4008

1000 E. University Ave.

Agriculture Building C

3rd Floor

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2532



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