Patrick Florance is associate director of geospatial technology services at Tufts University, and adjunct lecturer at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Patrick is also the director of the Open Geoportal project. He directs all geospatial technology services at Tufts and teaches courses and workshops on GIS and international disaster management, GIS for international applications, GIS for public health, GIS for human and animal health, crisis mapping, introduction to GPS for field data collection, and many others.
Patrick recently edited a special “Crisis Mapping” edition of The Journal of Map & Geography Libraries. Patrick has worked as a senior geospatial consultant and project manager on numerous projects and grants relating to international health, natural resources, and disasters over the last ten years. Previously, Patrick was the digital cartography specialist at Harvard University. He has worked in a variety of private, academic, and public environments including New York City Planning.