National Visiting Committee
Demetrio P. Zourarakis, Ph.D. has been involved with GIS and remote sensing for over two decades. While in service at the Kentucky Division of Geographic Information, from which he retired after 25 years serving state government, his duties included data processing, information analysis, outreach, agency consultation and coordination, and administration of the Esri postsecondary Site License Program. He holds GISP (GISCI) and Certified Mapping Scientist (ASPRS) and Certified GEOINT Professional/GIS (USGIF). Demetrio contributes regularly in the area of geospatial educational and professional development. He presents regularly at conferences, instructs at workshops and has published several articles and book reviews. Currently, he is an independent scholar and consultant. He also serves as Past President of the Mid-South Region and Vice-Chair, Region Officers Council (ASPRS), Director-elect of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (2018-2019), Past-President of the Cumberland Chapter of URISA, and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Kentucky. He also contributes his time as geospatialist volunteer at the National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence.