Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geospatial Sciences




Matthew Croswell


Current location:

New York, NY (Alphabet City)


Date of Graduation from Lehman:

May 2007


Type of degree/major/specialization/certificate:

GIS Certificate (graduate, Advanced Certificate)


Subsequent degrees earned or in progress:

Dual BS in Urban Planning and Geography, SUNY Albany, 2005


Title of thesis/dissertation/or capstone project:

“Optimal Site Location for a new High School in Kingston, NY”


Types of Positions held since graduating:

City Planner / GIS Analyst / Open Data Coordinator

NYC Department of City Planning (2006-present). 

Type of work you do there:


GIS data creation, editing

Map production and geographic analysis

Contributed data analysis for PlaNYC, Vision 20/20: NYC Waterfront Comprehensive Plan, Sunset Park 197-a Plan, NYC Waterfront access interactive map:

Publicly Accessible Waterfront Spaces (PAWS) database

Currently involved in tracking performance metrics for DCP's pre-cert application pipeline. 

Specific accomplishments of which you are most proud:

Working with NYC OEM the week after Hurricane Sandy on GIS data creation and analysis and map production to assist in emergency response and recovery efforts. 


Geography or GISc activities/accomplishments/awards/internships/publications:

Maps published as a freelancer in a book: The Bronx River (NY): An Environmental & Social History


Overall assessment of how Lehman’s EEGS Program prepared you for your current life:

Prepared me with a well rounded and comprehensive understanding of GIS, including technical skills and analysis, multiple disciplines (environmental, social, demographic, planning, criminal, etc) and issues/topics. 

Also, I directly received my internship at DCP, which lead to my current position and career, via Lehman and Dr. Maantay. 






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