Bill Winston

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Bill Winston
Job Title
GIS and Data Visualization Analyst
Phone Number
(314) 935-8426


GIS and Data Visualization Analyst


Bill has been a GIS Analyst at Washington University since 2009. In this role, he conducts spatial analyses, creates and manages spatial datasets, develops training materials, leads workshops, and provides software support for ArcGIS products. He also works on Washington University’s interactive campus map. Bill is an adjunct instructor for Arts & Sciences and University College, teaching courses on GIS concepts and analysis. Before his GIS career, Bill was a research specialist managing the Criss Stable Isotope Laboratory in Earth and Planetary Sciences. Bill holds a BA in environmental studies and an MA in Earth and planetary sciences, both from Washington University.   

Selected Projects, Activities, Accomplishments

Bill has collaborated on several GIS projects over the years, including formal teaching and research. Highlights include: 

  • Course-specific workshops on Storymapping and online map creation 
  • Suzanne Loui (Environmental Studies) 
  • Andrea Murray (Anthropology) 
  • Kristina Kleutghen (Sam Fox) 
  • Corinna Treital (History) 
  • Spatial analysis of ape nesting habits in the Congo (Dr. David Morgan—Anthropology) 
  • Morgan, D., Strindberg, S., Winston, W., Eyana Ayina, C., Thony Ndolo Ebika, S., Mayoukou, W., Kony, D., Iyenguet, F., Sanz,C. (2019) Impacts of Selective Logging and Associated Anthropogenic Disturbance on Intact Forest Landscapes and Apes of northern Congo. Frontiers in Forest Ecology and Global Change, July 2019, vol. 2, article 28: (doi:10.3389/ffgc.2019.00028). 
  • Border analysis of European country boundaries (Dr. David Carter—Political Science) 

Services Include

  • Identify and provide library tools, resources, and services that meet your research needs. 
  • Uncover options to address data challenges, including data wrangling, visualization, and management. 
  • Develop effective instruction and learning materials for courses and disciplines. 
  • Cultivate, maintain, and manage collections of greatest value to the Washington University community.