I am a GIS Specialist who has spent over ten years working in the GIS field. I pride myself on the ability to problem solve and to make technical information comprehensible to beginning users and experts, alike.  I deliver spatial analysis that communicates clearly and concisely what the user must know.


  • I have a B.A in Geography from the University of Arizona (graduated Summa Cum Laude) and an Advanced Diploma in GIS from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

  • I worked as the GIS Specialist for the USDA-Farm Service Agency, overseeing the transition from paper to digital maps in all offices throughout Arizona and Nevada.

  • I served as the GIS Specialist with the Sea Around Us, a non-profit research project at the University of British Columbia led by Dr. Daniel Pauly, one of the world’s leading voices on the threats of overfishing.

  • I also worked for Esri Canada where I contributed to the written documentation for multi-national projects seeking to advance the use of 3D smart models. 

Follow this link to my resume:  Chris Hoornaert’s resume

Take a look around. Find out more about me. If you have any questions not answered on this site, please email me at cj.hoornaert@aol.com.