Joshua Campbell


Dr. Joshua S. Campbell is the CEO of Sand Hill Geographic. Dr. Campbell has over 15 years of experience working with geographic information science and technology, including a range of both open source and proprietary GIS software. His background encompasses a spectrum of geospatial topics including data collection, spatial analysis, remote sensing, geostatistics, visualization, web mapping, and data sharing. He has built and deployed enterprise scale geographic computing infrastructures at the U.S. Department of State and the University of Kansas. These infrastructures harness two major trends: the transition of GIS from a desktop to a web environment, and the increasing power of crowdsourcing. While at the State Department’s Humanitarian Information Unit, Dr. Campbell created MapGive, a crowdsource mapping initiative designed to catalyze open geographic data production to support the humanitarian, development, and disaster risk reduction communities. He currently consults with the World Bank and other U.S. government clients, and has worked previously on geospatial software development, wind power, electrical transmission, archaeology, ecology, climate change, and journalism topics. Dr. Campbell holds a Ph.D. in Geography, a M.A. in Geography, and Bachelors in Anthropology, each from the University of Kansas.