YSU alum, GIS expert speaks on campus this week

Tim King, a Youngstown State University alum and cultural GIS lead for Gray & Pape Inc., will be on campus 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Gallery in Kilcawley Center.

King, who earned bachelor’s degrees from YSU in Education and in Anthropology/Archaeology, will talk about how changing technologies have impacted the way the cultural resources are mapped and managed over time.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the YSU Anthropology Colloquium and the YSU Geography Club.

King, who also attended graduate school at Utah State University, has done archaeological work in varied locals ranging from New Mexico to Alaska. King resides in Struthers, when he is on a weather-induced hiatus from fieldwork in Alaska.

While at Utah State, King worked with the Bureau of Land Management, where he worked on resource management plans. He was with the URS Corp. for four years where he did GIS work for pipelines, SWPP, resource management plans and transportation corridors. He has also worked for a consulting firm that provided service to the U.S. Forest Service with Red Castle Resources. The past seven years, King has primarily been involved in cultural resource management associated with pipelines in Alaska and the lower 48. He has also done soils and wetlands mapping.