Mr. Stace D Maples

Geospatial Manager

Geospatial Swiss Army Knife

As the Geospatial Manager at The Stanford Geospatial Center I provide support and collaboration to the Stanford research community in capturing and making sense of the “where” of their work.  My work mapping the research interests of scholars has taken me from the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard, to Kurdish Northeastern Syria, to the most remote areas of the Mongolian/Chinese border.  An archaeologist by training and a technologist by temperament, I am interested in all aspects of mapping, from the aerial imaging of archaeological sites using kites and balloons, to the development of platforms for the gathering of volunteer geographic information. I have over 18 years of experience using Geographic Information Systems and Geotechnology for research and teaching, with expertise in a broad range of geospatial and supporting software and hardware.

Education 

  • M.Sc., Geographic Information Sciences & Remote Sensing, University of Texas at Dallas
  • B.Sc., Anthropology/Archaeology, Southern Methodist University