David Medeiros

Geospatial Instruction & Reference Specialist

(650) 561-5294

I am the GIS Reference and Instruction Specialist for the Stanford Geospatial Center at Branner Earth Sciences Library. I provide GIS consultation and reference support to Stanford students, staff and faculty. My primary role is facilitating the use and understanding of GIS software, and the application of geospatial science, to help patrons with their research. Much of my time in that role is spent conducting one-on-one consultations, training users on GIS software, finding spatial data, and helping design spatial analysis. In addition to one-on-one consultations I also coordinate and present our ongoing series of workshops in GIS (Introduction to ArcGIS, GIS Data Creation & Management, Spatial Analysis, Google Earth & Google Fusion Tables).

My educational background is in geography and geographic information systems, but a significant part of my proffesional backgroud is in cartography. I have a strong interest in the effective use of design in map making for GIS.


  • GIS Certificate, Foothill College
  • BA, Geography, Sonoma State University
  • MA, Geography and GIS, San Jose State University

Professional activities 

Geo Spatial Technology Advisory Board, Foothill College, (2015, 2016, 2017).

Esri UC, GIS in Academic Libraries SIG, co-facilitator (2016).