Aimee Stewart

Aimee Stewart
Systems Programmer, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute

Aimee Stewart has a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Geography for KU. She has worked in the GIS and Remote Sensing fields for the last 12 years, focusing on software development and mapping applications in the Informatics department of the Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Institute since 2001. After her initial seduction by proprietary software, she came to her senses and now uses open source tools whenever possible.


Location: Salon A-F Level: Novice
Aimee Stewart (University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute)
Lifemapper2 creates an archive of species habitat maps accessible through web services based on OpenGIS standards. Lifemapper2 uses museum specimen data, climate scenarios, and niche modeling software on a 64-node compute cluster for computation. The resulting data may be used to predict potential impacts of climate change, loss of biodiversity, spread of invasive species, and emerging diseases. Read more.
  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • ESRI
  • Nokia
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Earthscape
  • LightPole
  • MapJack
  • MapQuest
  • MetaCarta
  • Microsoft
  • Poly9
  • Skyhook Wireless
  • TeleAtlas
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zvents
  • BNet

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