Brent Joss

Current research and/or projects

Brent specializes in spatial science and spatial information management. He is responsible for the design, development and management of a variety of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial models, decision support tools and web-based mapping applications. These include: the Library of Geographic Data (LoGD) at the Northern Forestry Centre; the national network of sites information system and the national site suitability models for hybrid poplar and willow in support of the CWFC’s Short Rotation Woody Crop (SRWC) research activities; the Biomass Inventory Mapping and Analysis Tool (BIMAT); value-chain models, such as the Biomass Value Simulator, that contribute to FPInnovations initiatives and the Bio-pathways Project; and a suite of products to assist technology transfer. He is also the Lead Developer of CFS-Earth, an enterprise-level geographic mashup platform that synthesizes terabytes of spatial imagery, terrain and vector data in to easily viewable and searchable applications, and a key contributor to the Canadian Forest Service’s national network of map servers (CFSNET).

Professional activities / interests

Education and awards

B.Sc. (Geography), Brandon University, Brandon, MB, 2000

M.Sc. (Geography – GIS, Spatial Modeling), University of Regina, Regina, SK, 2003