Kyle Pittman joined the GIScCE as a Geospatial Analyst in May 2005. Kyle worked primarily for Dr. Matthew Hansen, developing MODIS-derived globalcontinuous fields forest and crop maps, as well as global forest change products.
Kyle's previous work focused on Landsat-based land cover, impervious surface, and urban growth mapping of the Mid-Atlantic United States and the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Earth Science Applications Center (RESAC), part of the University of Maryland - College Park Department of Geography. While at UMD, Kyle also worked on wetland change detection projects for Maryland's Patuxent River watershed and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Chesapeake Bay.
He has an M.A. and B.S. in Geography from the University of Maryland, as well as a B.B.A in Information & Operations Management from Texas A&M University.