David Morris joined the Oklahoma Geological Survey in early 2019. He is currently supporting the STATEMAP project with extensive experience in geographic information systems and a long history of working in the Petroleum Industry for Gulf Oil Corporation, Chevron USA and Devon Energy.
A long term project of the Oklahoma Geological Survey involves converting a wide variety of paper geological maps that accompany the many and various types of geological publications and reports the Survey has available for the public into digital form using ArcGIS. Currently, most of these maps do not exist in this format. David has been tasked with developing steps for digitizing these maps for future use via the OGS Well Viewer, web map service in addition to other presentation formats.
Prior to joining the OGS, David helped the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey in building its archaeological Sites datasets with the assistance of several Graduate Research students from OU’s Department of Anthropology.
David received his B.A. (2005) and an M.A. (2008) in Geography from the University of Oklahoma. He also holds an Associate’s Degree (1980) from Oklahoma State University, Okmulgee in Technical design.
David assisted the Geography Department’s, Richard Nostrand, Professor Emeritus, with constructing all of the maps for Professor Nostrand’s new book, “The Making of America’s Culture Regions”, a college level textbook for students of Historical Geography.
David is a prolific reader and is currently writing his first science fiction novel.