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Katy Waechter

Researcher III-Geospatial Science


Katy Waechter is a member of the Geospatial Data Science Group within the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Spatial analysis, statistics, and modeling
Optical and active remote sensing
Land management
Project management

Research Interests

Image processing and data extraction
Spatiotemporal data analysis and visualization
Spatial data structures and models
Disaster planning and emergency response


Master of Science, Geographic Information Science, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado (2015)
Post-baccalaureate certificate, Geographic Information Systems, University College, Denver, Colorado (2013)
Bachlor of Arts, Anthropology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (2010)

Prior Work Experience

Cultural Resources Coordinator, City of Boulder, Boulder, Colorado (5 years)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado (1 year)
Staff Archaeologist, National Park Service, Fruita, Colorado (1 year)
GIS Analyst, Iracambi Research Center, Minas Gerais, Brazil (6 months)
Staff Archaeologist, United States Forest Service, continental United States (4 years)

Other Professional Affiliations

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
American Association of Geographers
Colorado Archaeological Society
Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists