Nikolas Smilovsky

Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605

Biography

For over the past decade and a half I have focused all of my efforts in the professional and academic expansion of the geospatial professions. Whether working for a plethora of different types of private consulting firms collecting, analyzing, and displaying geographic data or working as an academic, researching and contributing to the corpus of educational knowledge, my passion in life is geography. As an energetic and enthusiastic public speaker, teacher, and thought leader I have enjoyed sharing my successes with others and seeing them flourish. Specifically my interests in the geospatial fields include the geography of behavior, sustainable and resilient geodesign, geographic science pedagogy (especially online education), and geospatial technologies as a whole. Let me conclude by saying, I love innovative GIS tech! 

Certified UAS Remote Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration, 4222403

Certified Arborist - International Society of Arboriculture, WE-9505A

Geographic Information Systems Professional - GISCI, #12740

Education

PhD - GCU

MAS - ASU

BA - UF

Google Scholar

Research Interests

Augmented Reality, GIS, GISc, Visrual Resource Management, Urban Forestry and Heat Mitigation, Urban Design and Planning, Geodesign, Geodesy, Remote Sensing, Cognitive Mapping, Environmental Perception, & Behavioral Geography

Research Group

CAP LTER

Publications

CV available upon request.

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
ALA 100 Intro to Environmental Design
LAP 231 Intro to Apps for Designers
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
ALA 100 Intro to Environmental Design
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
ALA 100 Intro to Environmental Design
LAP 332 GIS Application in Environ Dgn
LDE 362 Landscape Architecture II
LAP 598 Special Topics
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ALA 100 Intro to Environmental Design
LAP 231 Intro to Apps for Designers
EDS 401 Environmntl Design Synthesis I
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
ALA 100 Intro to Environmental Design
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
LAP 332 GIS Application in Environ Dgn
LDE 362 Landscape Architecture II
LAP 494 Special Topics
LDE 590 Reading and Conference
LAP 598 Special Topics
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ALA 235 Intro to Computer Modeling
EDS 401 Environmntl Design Synthesis I
LAP 494 Special Topics
LAP 598 Special Topics
GIS 605 GIS Project Plan & Impliment
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
ALA 235 Intro to Computer Modeling
LAP 332 GIS Application in Environ Dgn
LAP 494 Special Topics
LAP 598 Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
LAP 332 GIS Application in Environ Dgn
LDE 362 Landscape Architecture II
LAP 494 Special Topics
LDE 590 Reading and Conference
LAP 598 Special Topics
GIS 640 GIS for Business
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ALA 235 Intro to Computer Modeling
LAP 494 Special Topics
LAP 598 Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ALA 235 Intro to Computer Modeling
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
LAP 332 GIS Application in Environ Dgn
LAP 494 Special Topics
LAP 598 Special Topics

Board

United Surveyors of Arizona - Education and Outreach Committee Chairman

Industry Positions

GIS Solutions Director - Bad Elf (2019 - Present)

Mapping Director - BPG Designs (2015 - 2018)

Mapping Department Manager - RDOIC  (2012 - 2015)

Land Services Manager - DV (2010 - 2012)

GIS Analyst / Archaeologist - LSD (2007 - 2010)

CAD / Archaeologist - SouthArc (2006 - 2007)