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Shannon McElvaney, MPS

Chief Geospatial Officer

As Chief Geospatial Officer, Shannon oversees the development and integration of spatial analytics and geodesign into WISRD’s products and services. Shannon brings a wealth of knowledge in smart city planning and development to enable people to design, build and maintain sustainable and resilient communities, campuses or installations.


Shannon has more than 24 years of experience applying a broad range of geospatial technologies across numerous industries including planning, utilities, transportation, natural resources, and renewable energy. For the last 9 years, he has focused on the use of geodesign for smart urban and regional planning and design.


Shannon received his M.P.S. in Geodesign from the Stukeman School of Landscape Architecture, Penn State University in August of 2018, and his B.A. in Geography from the University of Hawaii. He is a writer, speaker, and book author.


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