Ms. Linda Pistolesi

Senior Geographic Information Specialist (Senior Staff Associate), Geospatial Applications, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia Climate School

GIS Support Manager, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

Affiliated with: Undergraduate Special Concentration and Major in Sustainable Development

204 Geoscience
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W, PO Box 1000
Palisades, NY 10964


I'm a geographic information specialist in the Geospatial Applications Division at CIESIN. I have worked in research and academia on data set development, vulnerability assessments, and projects supporting environmental and humanitarian efforts, and achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I have degrees in geography (GIS) and earth and environmental sciences, and I am versed in ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro, spatial analysis, Python (Programming Language) for geoprocessing workflows, and data QA/QC. As an associate in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, I co-teach the undergraduate course, GIS for Sustainable Development.


Only select publications listed below
Name Published Date
Data Integration for Climate Vulnerability Mapping in West Africa 2015
Migration and risk: net migration in marginal ecosystems and hazardous areas 2012