Joseph K. Berry is a leading consultant and educator in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. He is the principal of BASIS, consultants and software developers in GIS technology and the author of the “Beyond Mapping” column for GeoWorld magazine for over eighteen years. He has written more than two hundred papers on the theory and application of map analysis techniques, and is the author of the popular books Beyond Mapping Spatial Reasoning and Map Analysis.
Since 1976, he has presented college courses and professional workshops on geospatial technology to thousands of individuals from a wide variety of disciplines. Dr. Berry conducted basic research and taught courses in GIS for twelve years at Yale University's Graduate School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and is currently the W. M. Keck Visiting Scholar in Geosciences at the University of Denver and a Special Faculty member at Colorado State University.
He holds a B.S. degree in forestry from the University of California, Berkeley, a M.S. in business management and a Ph.D. emphasizing remote sensing and land use planning from Colorado State University.