Photo of Kari Block
Education
  • St. Cloud State University, BS Environmental Studies, Minor in GIS and Biology
Certifications
  • GISP

Kari Block, GISP

Senior GIS Specialist

Kari joined Westwood in 2005. As GIS manager, she leads the GIS specialists in the environmental services group. She coordinates GIS user meetings to ensure Westwood is using the best GIS technology, processes, and standards.
 
Kari has over 15 years of experience working with ESRI’s GIS mapping software and has worked on over 1,000 land and energy projects around the country. She acquires and analyzes data from public and private sources. These datasets are incorporated with survey data to create high quality map products for project permits, and design and development decisions. 
 
Kari develops successful solutions using a variety of GIS applications. She excels at project coordination between staff and clients. Prior to joining Westwood, Kari was employed by two state agencies in GIS, invasive species control, and public relations.