Dan Steiner, MGIS
Adjunct Instructor

I have certification and solid experience in geodesy, cartography, cultural and political geography, remote sensing, and progressive uses of geographic information systems

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Dan Steiner is an adjunct faculty member at Penn State, joining the team in 2019. He currently teaches GEOG 594: Culminating Experiences in Geospatial Intelligence and GEOG 850: Location Intelligence for Business. He has also participated in three GEOG 597: Comparative Geospatial Intelligence courses, examining the practice of geospatial intelligence in the US, UK, Russia, and NATO member countries. Dan earned a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy and Master of GIS (GEOINT Option) from Penn State University. His foundation in the traditional areas of geospatial intelligence is solid, with coursework and experience in geodesy, cartography, cultural and political geography, remote sensing, and progressive uses of geographic information systems. Dan often describes how geography, mapping visualization, and GIS problem solving shaped his career, from experience in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the pharmaceutical industry, and as a small business owner. As an Army Captain, Dan received training and certification in terrain analysis, all phases of the cartographic process, and remote sensing at the Defense Mapping School in Virginia and Inter-American Geodetic Survey in Panama. Through 20 years of pharmaceutical operations, sales, and leadership, he honed his GIS skills and applied business principles to spatially related risk assessment and decision making. Outside of Penn State, Dan owns and operates Orion Mapping, LLC, providing business insights, imagery analysis, and geospatial intelligence/location intelligence to commercial, government, and community clients.

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Upcoming Course Offerings

Semester Course
Fall 2, 2022 GEOG 850: Location Intelligence for Business
Spring 1, 2023 GEOG 884: GIS for the Geospatial Intelligence Professional
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