Jessica Freeman

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About Me

My name is Jessica Freeman. I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2013 with a BA in Anthropology and focus in Archaeology. My first job position introduced me to GIS as an archaeological field technician with the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s - Tribal Historic Preservation Office. We used GIS for mapping archaeological sites, analyzing field conditions and likelihood of recovering archaeological evidence, and georeferencing of historic documents and aerial imagery.

I am currently employed at the University of Kentucky (UK) as a Technical Project Specialist I for ITS Information Services Geospatial group. My position focuses on project management, printable map development, web mapping solutions, creative solution and process development, along with various office support functions. My department works closely with other campus departments to maintain accurate datasets and standards for UK facilities. The favorite part of my job is research and design of GIS solutions for our clients. This can involve development of interactive web apps, mobile Field Map environments, Survey123 forms, and integrating these products to work seamlessly with each other to improve a process efficiency and reduce manual data management. In 2020, I completed UK's Graduate Certificate in Digital Mapping to increase my knowledge of custom web map development and coding capabilities, and am currently continuing my pusuit for a Masters in Digital Mapping at UK.