The USGS Geospatial Information Response Team (GIRT)
A Program Observing GIS Day 2008

Craig D. Skalet
Senior Geospatial Advisor
Emergency Operations Office
U.S. Geological Survey

November 19, 2008

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Craig D. Skalet is currently working for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as a Senior Geospatial Advisor in the USGS Emergency Operations Office. Previous to this, Skalet served as the Deputy Regional Geographer for the Central Region (2004 - 2007) and Chief of the Rocky Mountain Mapping Center (2001 - 2004). Skalet's career included five years in National Mapping Division's Office of Research at USGS Headquarters in Reston, Virginia (1983 - 1988) and six years with the Western Mapping Center in Menlo Park, California (1977 - 1983). He also worked briefly for the Defense Mapping Agency's Hydrographic Center in Suitland, Maryland before coming to USGS in 1977.

Mr. Skalet received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography in 1976 and a Master of Science degree in Cartography in 1983 both from the University of Wisconsin. He has been a member of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and coauthored a technical paper entitled "Implementation of Softcopy Photogrammetric Workstations at the U.S. Geological Survey", for the January 1992 Issue of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing.

Mr. Skalet was born in Madison, Wisconsin and until graduating from college spent all of his early years in Wisconsin. He now lives in Littleton, Colorado with his wife Paige, his sons Christopher, Andrew, and Jeffrey, and Paige's sons Nathan, Aaron, and Matthew. Paige's youngest son Paul is in the Marines and stationed in Iraq.