Daniel Erickson smiling wearing a blue collared shirt

Daniel Erickson

Independent Study Mentor

Dan brings years of practical experience working as a geospatial analyst and consultant to the classroom. He’s excited to share his knowledge of GIS and its application to the myriad of challenges we face today.

His research interests are in the application of geospatial analytics to help feed our growing population as well as in the design and planning of resilient and sustainable communities. He is particularly interested in finding and utilizing lost spaces within our developed landscapes. From vacant lots in cities to oversized lawns in the suburbs, underutilized, interstitial spaces exist that have the potential to be reclaimed for more beneficial uses such as food production.