Jordan T. Hastings
Jordan T. Hastings

Chief Cartographer & GIS Manager
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

Business telephone: (775) 682-6352
Fax: (775) 784-1709



PhD, Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009
M.S., Geography, University of Nevada, Reno
M.S., Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
B.S., Mathematics, University of San Francisco


Areas of Expertise

Computational Geometry
Gazetteers & Toponomy
Geographic Information Science
Geologic Map-Making
Scientific Data Management
Spatial Databases


Professional Work Experience

Chief Cartographer & GIS Manager, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (August 2007–present)
Assistant Researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara (2006–2007)
Interim Director, Information Systems, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (2004–2005)
Research Cartographer, U.S. Geological Survey (2001–2004)
Research Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno (1996–1999)


Selected Publications

Hastings, Jordan T., 2009. Multihulls: Spatial representation and processing with variable shape fidelity, applied to gazetteers. Transactions in GIS, 13:5-6, pp.465–480

Hastings, Jordan T., 2008. Automatic conflation of digital gazetteer data. International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 22:10, pp.1109–1127.

Hastings, Jordan T., Raines, Gary L., and Moyer, Lorre A., 2007. Proposal for an ArcGeology,
version 1: A geodatabase design for digital geologic maps using ArcGIS; online:

Hastings, Jordan T., 2003. Portable software tools for managing and referencing taxonomies. USGS Open-File Report 2003–471; online:

Clarke, Keith C., Dana, Peter H., and Hastings, Jordan T., 2002.  The new World Geographic Reference System.  Cartography and GIS, 29:4, pp.355–62.


Curriculum Vitae