Mr. Joe Aufmuth

University of Florida

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University of Florida


Joe has been the UF's GIS Librarian since 2000.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science degree from UF’s Civil Engineering Geomatics program, where he is an affiliated faculty member. Joe chair’s UF’s Interdisciplinary Concentration in Geographic Information Systems Certificate program and has taught for credit GIS courses at UF for over 15 years.  He also served on the University wide Geospatial Taskforce.  His GIS analysis has contributed to published books in the Humanities, and articles and presentations in Health, Veterinary Medicine, Humanities, Wildlife Ecology, and Geomatics.  Joe has also served as a special member on 2 master’s student committees.  He is a founding member of the research support services working group, precursor to ARCS and the Digital Curation Taskforce, now the Data Management Curation Working Group.  Joe is PI of ARCS first subaward to a multidisciplinary project to restore the Lone Cabbage Oyster Reef.  He helped develop policies for the HiPerGator unfunded student research access program MOU between the Library and Research Computing. He participates in the joint library/research computing trainers’ group. Internationally, Joe has taught short courses in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Egypt, and he has presented papers in Hungary and Italy. Prior to UF, Joe worked as a GIS manager at a local environmental consulting firm.  Outside of UF, Joe has served as Town of Micanopy Commissioner from 2001 to 2022, and he served as its Mayor for 10 of those years. On many weekends he can be found at his favorite home away from home, Disney World’s EPCOT.