Faculty Profile: Jorge Quintela

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Jorge Quintela

Instruction & Engagement Data Librarian

(305) 284-5729

Jorge Quintela received his PhD in Geography and his Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Havana, where he also worked as a professor for many years, teaching courses on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geomorphology, and Quantitative Geography. From 2002 to 2015 he worked for UNICEF in several countries in the Caribbean, in the fields of Operations, Information Technology and Emergency Response. Before joining the University of Miami, Jorge worked for the Water Resources Department at the Miccosukee Tribe’s Environmental Protection Agency.
At the University of Miami, he provides consultation services and expert assistance with GIS, data services, and statistical methods for faculty and students on all three campuses, and teaches instructional workshops. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Geography and Regional Studies.
Selected workshops taught at Richter Library:

  • Using ArcMap for Spatial Analysis in Social Science and Education Research
  • Creating raster Digital Elevation Models from LIDAR data using ArcGIS Pro
  • Introduction to R for visualizing and managing geospatial data
  • Introduction to ArcGIS Online
  • Introduction to ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App
Courses Taught at UM:
  • Geographic Information Systems I (GEG310/691. Spring 2019/ Fall 2020/ Spring 2021/Fall 2021).
  • Geographic Information Systems for Engineers (GEG199. Spring 2021/Spring 2022)
  • Web GIS (GEG 415/695. Spring 2022)

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