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Marianne Cardwell

The Polis Center

Expert Bio

Marianne Cardwell has over 20 years of experience in the geographic information systems field. She worked as a consultant in the private sector for 19 years before joining The Polis Center. She has applied GIS to a variety of sectors, including the Department of Defense, utilities, formerly used defense sites, airports, local governments and more.

Cardwell is a GIS project coordinator focusing on environmental and disaster geoinformatics. She leads the Polis Center’s efforts to update counties’ multi-hazard mitigation plans and supports the center’s efforts updating Indiana flood maps.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in geographic and cartographic sciences from George Mason University, and is currently working toward a master’s degree in data science from Indiana University.

Areas of Expertise

Geographic information systems, application development, ETL, data transformation, multi-hazard mitigation plans.

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