I am a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist at Hood College in Frederick, MD. I currently teach ENSP103: Introduction to GIS and work on a variety of geospatial and remote sensing projects with the Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies. I am also a Senior Fellow at the D.C. Policy Center.

Some of my interests are:

  • Hydrographic Surveying
  • Remote Sensing
  • Geodemographic Analysis
  • Terrestrial Laser Scanning
  • Geospatial Predictive Policing Stratiegies
  • Historic Mapping


Places I've worked full time.

GIS Specialist
Senior Fellow
Event Coordinator

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University of Glasgow

MSc, Geospatial and Mapping Science
Advisor: Professor Paul Bishop


Hood College

BA, Environmental Science


Monroe Community College

AS, Environmental Science


A collection of side projects and research studies.


An overview of my research interests, publications, etc.


    Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Geodemographic Analysis, Remote Sensing, Hydrographic Surveying, Risk Terrain Mapping

    Application Areas

    Historic Preservation, Environmental monitoring, Marketing, Geospatial Predictive Policing Stratiegies

  • Presentations and Other Papers

    1. Introduction to GPS and GIS. Smith, R., Chestnut Tree Heritage Project Teacher Training. Heritage Center, Gettysburg. November, 5 2016.
    2. Applications of GIS: Ancient Rome. Smith, R. Ancient Rome (HIST 366), Hood College. April 2016.
    3. Using GIS to Determine Stream Health. Smith, R. Biology Seminar, Hood College. November 2015.
    4. Recipe: Brownies Smith, R.
      "Eat To Run, Run To Eat". Run Washington 2014: Page 51.