Geospatial Centre welcomes Talsan Schulzke

  • Offers geospatial reference and consultation services to library users 
  • Trains colleagues and library users in effective uses of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Assists in creating, maintaining, updating and organizing the Library’s Geospatial data collection. 
  • Assists in the development of relevant teaching and training materials for workshops, classroom presentations and special events 
  • Delivers and maintains geospatial digital and digitalization projects

Talsan holds a BA from Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he majored in English and minored in geography. He moved to Waterloo from Rexburg, Idaho, where he worked full-time for the City of Rexburg as a GIS Analyst and taught freshman writing at Brigham Young University -Idaho on a part-time basis. As a GIS Analyst, Talsan was responsible for maintaining the city-county enterprise database (SDE) and also acted as chief cartographer for standardized map publications. Although he had a variety of duties with the city, Talsan’s primary responsibilities included database administration, GPS data collection, utilities mapping, and emergency services support, including maps and applications. Talsan looks forward to combining his GIS skills with his enthusiasm for learning in providing geospatial support services at the University of Waterloo.