Staff Profile: Jorge Quintela

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Jorge Quintela

GIS and Data Specialist

(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. He also teaches instructional workshops. He is a part-time Lecturer for the Department of Geography and Regional Studies.
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
Courses Taught:
  • Geographic Information Systems I (GEG310/GEG691. Spring 2019)

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