Lecturer in Cartography and GIS
GIST Certificate Coordinator
Kevin McManigal has intimate knowledge of the modern GIS and cartographic workflow. Employed as a professional cartographer, he is a recognized innovator among his peers at the North America Cartographic Information Society. He teaches cartography as an art form, utilizing GIS and graphics software to produce maps that inform and inspire. He also has extensive travel experience, including mountaineering expeditions to Alaska, Europe, and South America. His field research includes trips to the Sierra Nevada of California, the Himalaya of Nepal and Bhutan, and the Altai of Mongolia, where he studies the dynamics of glacial change.
Grants and Scholarships
2009-2011: Teaching Assistant Scholarship, The University of Montana.
2010: Bertha Morton Scholarship, The University of Montana.
2010: Research Scholarship, American Center for Mongolian Studies.
2010: Research Grant, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Bhutan.
2010: Nikwax Mountain Award, American Alpine Club.
2010: Arthur K. Gilkey Memorial Research Grant, American Alpine Club.
2005: NSF-NASA Field Science Grant, Juneau Icefield Research Program.
2005: John L. Harper Scholarship, Humboldt State University.
2004: William L. Squire Scholarship, Humboldt State University.
2001-2003: CR Memorial Scholarship, CR Foundation League Scholarship, Ingebritson Humboldt Area Foundation Scholarship, College of the Redwoods.
Awards and Honors
2011: Association of American Geographers, Mauna Kea Student Presentation Award.
2011: Association of American Geographers, Photography Competition, 3rd Place.
2010: Gamma Theta Upsilon, International Geographical Honor Society,
2010: Golden Key International Honor Society, The University of Montana.
2009: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, The University of Montana.
2006: Student of the Year, Humboldt State University.
2006: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Humboldt State University.
2006: Christopherson Geosystems Paper Award, Joe Beaton Professional Poster Award,
Professional Computer Displayed Map Award, California Geographic Society Conference.
2005: Christopherson Geosystems Paper Award, Joe Beaton Professional Poster Award,
McKnight Professional Paper Award, California Geographic Society Conference.
2005: Outstanding Delegate, West Coast Model Arab League
2003: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, College of the Redwoods.
Field Of Study:
Cartography, GIS, Remote Sensing, Mountain Geography, Glaciology
GPHY 489 - Thematic Cartography & GIS
GPHY 491 - Digital Map Design
M.S., The University of Montana, 2011
Geography with Emphasis in Cartography, Repeat Photography, and Glaciology
Thesis: Retracing the 1910 Carruthers Royal Geographical Society Expedition to the Turgen Mountains of Mongolia – Reconstruction of a Century of Glacial Change (Dr. Ulrich Kamp, advisor)
B.A., Humboldt State University, 2006
Geography (major) with Emphasis in Cartography
Graduate Certificate in GIS & Remote Sensing, Humboldt State University, 2006
with Emphasis in Glacial Remote Sensing
Adventure Cycling Association
American Center for Mongolian Studies
American Alpine Club
Association of American Geographers
California Geographic Society
Gamma Theta Upsilon
Humboldt State University Geography Club
International Commission on Mountain Cartography
North American Cartographic Information Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Society for Conservation GIS
The University of Montana Geography Club
2008 to Present: GIS Specialist and Cartographer, Adventure Cycling Association.
2006-2008: Freelance Cartographer and Web Developer, Orange Peel Cartographic.
2005-2006: GIS Manager and Cartographer, North California Wintu Tribe.
2006: Lead Cartographer, North Coast Open Studios.
2005: Cartographer, Institute of Cartographic Design.
2001-2006: Sales Associate, Northern Mountain Supply.
2002-2006: Rock Climbing and Sea Kayaking Guide, Center Activities HSU.
1997-2006: Adventure Ropes Course Facilitator and Builder, Lodestone Adventures Inc.
1998-2001: Director of Climbing Program, The Boojum Institute for Experiential Education.
1995-1998: Summer Camp Director, YMCA Camp Bluff Lake.
McManigal, K., U. Kamp, A. Dashtseren & M. Walther: Retracing the 1910 Carruther’s Royal Geographic Society Expedition to the Turgen Mountains in western Mongolia: comparing topographical maps and digital elevation models from 1910 and 2010. Cartographic Perspectives.
Kamp, U., K. McManigal, A. Dashtseren & M. Walther: Retracing the 1910 Carruther’s Royal Geographic Society Expedition to the Turgen Mountains in western Mongolia: documenting glacier fluctuations from 1910 and 2010 with repeated photographs and satellite imagery. The Geographical Journal.
Kamp U, Krumwiede B, McManigal K, Walther M, Dashtseren A: Glaciers of Mongolia – Summary. In: Willimans RS Jr, Ferrigno JG (eds.), Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World: State of the Earth’s Cryosphere at the Beginning of the 21st Century. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1386–A2.
Kamp U, Krumwiede B, McManigal K, Walther M, Dashtseren A: Glaciers of Mongolia. In: Williams RS Jr, Ferrigno JG (eds.), Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World: Glaciers of Asia. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1386–F, online addendum.
2011: Adventure Cyclist Magazine, “Swiss Alpine Bike Route #1, Map.”
2010: Adventure Cyclist Magazine, “Billy The Kid Trail, Map,” “St. Albans Raiders, Map,” “Two Africas, Map.”
2009: Cartography Design Annual, “Map of Glacial Lake Missoula.”
2009: Adventure Cyclist Magazine, “Riding the Roof of the World, Tibet Map,” “Norway in Granny Gear, Map,” “September in the San Juans, Map.”
2008: Adventure Cyclist Magazine, “Enrique’s Colombia, Map.”
2006: Proceedings of the Western Snow Conference Annual Symposium, “Correlation of Temperature and Snow Water Equivalency in the Sierra Nevada.”
2006: The California Geographer, “Applying Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques to Measuring Mass Loss in the Palisade Glacier, Sierra Nevada, California”
2005: The California Geographer, “The Economic Geography of Switzerland's Special Relationship with the European Union.”