Eugene W. Martin

3914 NE 82nd St.

Seattle, WA 98115

Tel: (206) 465-4104

Email: gene(at) or ewmartin(at)





I seek employment as employee or consultant where my GIS experience and academic training is an asset to strengthen GIS systems’ performance from data collection to product delivery.  Expertise and qualities that set me apart from others include twenty years using GIS, proven leadership and teamwork, client satisfaction, written/graphic communications and a practical problem solving percpective.




Predoc teaching associate and teaching assistant, University of Washington Department of Geography, 2014-2016, 2004-2009 and 1996-2000. Mentor undergraduate/graduate students in practical exercises that feature current developments in geographic information systems.  Develop new materials that require critical thinking skills and where completion is based on demonstration of course outcomes in independent exercises and self designed group projects.  Subjects taught include GIS analysis, analytic cartography and programming. University of Washington. ArcMap 9, ArcCatalog and Python


Visiting Instructor, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Department of Geography and Geology. 2009 – 2014.  Design and deliver of undergraduate/graduate courses in geographic information system fundamentals, modeling, environmental modeling, database design and sustainability.  Created lectures and practical lab exercises that introduced students to current developments in software tools, data, analysis, project design and project execution.  Software employed include Environmental Systems Research Institue ArcMap 9 & 10, ArcCatalog, ArcScene, Python, R, PCRaster, NetLogo and SQL Server 2008.


GIS Consultant, Five E’s Unlimited and Town of Dauphin Island, AL. 2006-2007.  Provide GIS data development, analysis, public participation and visualization to support Dauphin Island’s sustainability strategic planning process.  Led community meetings to identify and prioritize community development challenges and resources.  Development of analyses and provide written reports of outcomes to citizens to quantify physical and economical model of change in possible futures. 


Database manager, Urban Ecology Research Laboratory University of Washington, 2001-2002. Organize and coordinate data use among researchers, undergraduate and graduate academic projects.  Introduced metadata practices and mentored compliance among lab students and staff.  Provided technical support for design and execution of GIS analyses and remote sensing.


Instructor, GIS Certificate Program at University of Washington Extension. 1999-2001. Design and deliver courses in GIS fundamentals and survey of local applications. Design and deliver three day workshops in the integration of remote sensing and GIS.


Director and GIS consultant, Community and Environment Spatial Analysis Center (CommEn Space). Seattle, WA. 1998-2002.  Managed a staff of six to provide clients with interests in community development and environmental sustainability a full suite of GIS analyses and products.  Organize meetings with clients to prioritize their need to know questions and design analyses to meet those needs.  Design output products and write reports explaining the significance of the outcomes.  Council clients in best use for full effect of their GIS products.  Maintained a geodatabase that supported multiple simultaneous projects, archived past projects to support repeat contracts and enforced metadata at the data and project levels.  Successful record of grant writing, request for proposals and client contract negotiations.

Volunteer and Technical Instructor, Forestry and natural resources program U.S. Peace

Corps Ecuador 1990-1993 and 1995-1996. Provided forest extension services to rural communities in Ecuador’s highland areas.  As a field photojournalist created an image database to support creation of posters, greeting cards and calendars for environmental education promoting the national parts and protected areas.  Developed and delivered a full time three- month training program for incoming volunteers in the practices of providing culturally sensitive programs in forest extension and environmental education.



Doctoral candidate, Geography, University of Washington. Expected 2017. Dissertation title: GIS ecology

MA Geography. University of Washington, 1999. Thesis: Conservation Geographic Information Systems in Ecuador: An Actor-Network Analysis

BA Forest Biology and statistics. University of Vermont, 1989.  Senior Honors Paper: Genetic Introgression of Red and Black Spruce in Vermont, New Hampshire and Quebec



E. Martin, 2000. Actor-networks and implementation: examples from conservation GIS in Ecuador. International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 14, 715-738.


BOOK CHAPTERS E. Martin, C. Davis, T. Schaub and CommEn Space. 2002. Pavement. Durning, A. T. & Northwest Environment Watch (Eds.), This Place on Earth 2002: Measuring What Matters (pp. 23-33). Seattle: Northwest Environment Watch (now Sightline).