Stefan Freelan

Stefan is a GIS Analyst and Instructor with over 25 years of GIS experience. He is an Adjunct Faculty and the Assistant Director of the Spatial Institute at the College of the Environment at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. He teaches Introductory GIS, GPS and Cartography courses along with support for graduate and faculty spatial research projects.


Stefan has worked as a GIS Analyst in both the private and public spheres, working for TerraLogic GIS, the City of Bellingham, Whatcom County Planning and Community Development and as an independent contractor.


He has been leading GIS and Cartography workshops for over 20 years for Northwest Environmental Training Center, Terralogic GIS, Western Washington University, Warthog IS and as an independent contractor.



In 2009 he created the Map of the Salish Sea & Surrounding Basin as part of the (successful) campaign to have the name “Salish Sea” adopted by Washington State, British Columbia, USA and Canada.


He has a masters degree in Geography from Western Washington University, with a thesis on Temporal GIS. 




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