Since 1995, Chris Gist has been a GIS Specialist with the University of Virginia Library where his duties include building spatial data collections, teaching GIS courses, consulting with students and faculty on spatial projects, and handling all aspects of GIS software user support. ¬†Prior to that, he held positions at the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). ¬†Chris has both Bachelor‚Äôs and Masters degrees from VCU. ¬†His research work includes various demographic, neighborhood indicator, and funding analysis projects in and around Richmond and various environmental science and humanities GIS projects. ¬†Chris is a certified GIS professional (GISP).