Collaboration with weSolve vis a vis advanced DataViz, GIS and M&E solutions to empower local, post-conflict communities wordwide in via sustainable solutions & capacity building.
Collaboration with the United Nation's Operational Satellite Programme (UNOSAT) in Geneva, Switz. vis a vis rapid global disaster mapping using mobile GIS, satellite, and UAV technologies.
This comprehensive Cultural Heritage map of Timbuktu, MALI was produced via collaboration by UNITAR UNOSAT (Geneva), Nordic Geospatial, University of Cape Town (Zamani Project-www.zamani-project.org) and the Saharan Archeological Research Association (www.saharanresearch.org)
2009 - 10
Technical Officer, EMS (Event Management System) Project
Alert and Response Operations (ARO) - World Health Organization (WHO) Geneva, Switzerland.
Click here to view a short video detailing the Event Management System.
Nordic Geospatial Consulting established.
2006 - 2008
Consultant to the County of Los Angeles CEO Service Integration Branch & CIO Geographic Information Officer and project manager for the Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC - CalEMA LA RTTAC - Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center) GIS Program.
Consultant to San Simeon State Park (Hearst Castle) California Dept. of Parks and Recreation ( http://www.slostateparks.com/san_simeon_plan/default.asp )
Click on 3D image below to see a virtual 3D video flyover of the SLO Coast District...
2002 - 2003
2002 - 2003
GIS Instructor for Hawaii Pacific University. Honolulu, HI.
1998 - 2002
Click here to download the spring 2001 HI-ARNG Pupukahi newsletter which reviews how GIS can revolutionize natural/cultural resources protection and be used by 7th graders!
1997 - 1998
Consultant to Geo InSight International, Honolulu, HI.
1996 - 1997
Consultant to The Nature Conservancy, Hawaii - Natural Heritage Program, Honolulu, HI.
1994 - 1995
This research project integrated interviews with specific coffee farmers with publicly-available vector data and high-resolution CIR (color infra-red) imagery from the USDA NRCS. The software which I utilized for this project consisted of the following: data integration, reprojecting, and analysis (ESRI ArcGIS/ArcInfo/Spatial & 3D Analyst, GeoMedia, and AutoCAD Map), database technologies (MS Access and Oracle), remote sensing (ERDAS/Leica Geosystems Imagine & Orthobase), GPS (Trimble suite), and software development (ESRI Avenue and Visual Basic).
"Torture, Beheadings, and Narcocultos" by Pamela L. Bunker, Lisa J. Campbell, and Robert J. Bunker in Narcos Over the Border, a special issue of Small Wars & Insurgencies – geospatial analysis & maps (2010).
Recipient of the National Guard Bureau’s Minuteman Award for Excellence, Washington, D.C. (2003).
Member of the Western Chapter – Association of Preservation Technology – http://www.wcapt.org (2007 – present)
Member of the ad hoc CA Homeland Security GIS Working Group and HIFLD to the SW Region (2007 – present)
Participant in RAND Corp Geospatial Luncheons (2008 - present) - Download Oct 2010 Agenda
Member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the FBI’s InfraGard Membership Alliance (2008 – present)
Invitation to the 2008 California Executive Geospatial Forum in conjunction with the LA County CIO
Member of the Global Healthcare Facility Database Initiative (2010)
Participant in the UNITAR-UNOSAT Technical Workshop on Remote Sensing Damage Assessment - The Haiti Experience. Palais des Nations, Geneva Switz. (April 2010)
Presented at the USC School of Architecture Summer Program in Historic Preservation (July 2010)
Presented at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Implementation Workshop in Geneva Switzerland (March 2011)
Presented to the Emergency Interoperability Consortium (EIC) regarding Public Health & Disaster Response aspects of the US DHS Unified Incident Command Decision Support (UICDS) Pilot by Direct Relief International (July 2011)
Presented to the California Earthquake Clearinghouse IT Meeting regarding Public Health & Disaster Response aspects of the US DHS Unified Incident Command Decision Support (UICDS) Pilot by Direct Relief International (Sept 2011)
Presented Geospatial best practices for Mass Gatherings at the UK Foreign Office via the UK Health Protection Agency (HPA) and WHO Deliberate Events & Mass Gathering London2012 Observer Programme (Sept 2012)
Presented 'Mobile, Unmanned and Space-based Geospatial Technologies for Heritage Conservations - Asia-Pacific & United Nations Innovations' at the 2nd International Symposium on Cultural Heritage Conservation and Digitization in Beijing, China (Oct 2012)
Active US DOJ Security Clearance
English (Native Speaker), Spanish (Conversational), French (Some), Japanese (Some).
Nordic Geospatial Consulting was founded by Joel K. Myhre, a consultant with two decades of international public policy and geospatial implementation experience.
For each client, Mr. Myhre applies his unique academic training, Asia-Pacific and UN expertise, Disaster Management / Homeland Security sector knowledge, and philosophy of broad stakeholder consensus building.