Kerry Gathers
 GIS & Cartography     Urban Planning     Front End Web Development

Accomplished and innovative analyst with nearly a decade of experience in urban and regional planning. Effective project manager. Skilled in a broad and growing range of geospatial, analytical, and web development technologies. Problem solver and relationship builder, doing my part for New York City.


 ArcGIS Desktop  ArcGIS Online  ArcGIS Story Maps & Web AppBuilder  QGIS  HTML5  CSS  JavaScript  jQuery  SQL  Leaflet  Mapbox  CARTO  Bootstrap  Excel  PowerPoint  Adobe Creative Suite  Writing & Editing  Research  Policy Analysis  Customer Service  Community Engagement


New York City Department of City Planning  |   Planning Analyst    2017 - present

New York, NY

As part of the Planning Coordination team, develop data and tools to support planners engaged in neighborhood studies and land use application review. Empower city residents through the annual collection of Community District Statements of Need and Community Board Budget Requests. Identify and pursue opportunities for interagency data sharing and collaboration with partners in NYC government.

Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission  |   GIS Specialist II   2013 - 2017

Upper Marlboro, MD

Served as the primary GIS resource for the Prince George's County Planning Department's Countywide Planning Division, providing maps, data, and analysis for over 30 planners. Led GIS projects for the Transportation, Environmental, and Historic Preservation Planning Sections, as well as county agencies and the Economic Development Corporation. Evaluated and analyzed proposed development projects, economic initiatives, and laws to help shape staff recommendations. Identified internal and external data needs; created tools to meet them.

Zekiah Technologies  |   Geospatial Analyst   2012 - 2013

La Plata, MD

Contract: Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission

Contract: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission  |   IT Support/GIS Technician   2011 - 2012

Riverdale, MD


Graduate Certificate  |  Web Mapping   2018

New Maps Plus at the University of Kentucky

Completed an intensive curriculum of desktop and web-based spatial analysis, web map programming, and application design. Built skills in SQL, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. My capstone project, Oil & Bone: American Ports in the Golden Age of Yankee Whaling, won the 2018 NACIS Student Dynamic Map Competition and is featured at

M.A.  |  Geography   2011

The University of Georgia

Studied urban and economic geography, GIS, spatial statistics, and historic preservation. Examined the complex politics of historic preservation and wilderness conservation where they must operate in the same space in my thesis, Old Buildings and the New Wilderness: The Politics of Conservation in Cumberland Island, Georgia.

B.A.  |  Sociology, Minor in Geography   2006

The University of Georgia

Volunteer Work

Prologue DC  |  GIS Contributor   2016

Washington, DC

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