Katherine Burton appointed as Content Curator at Esri Ireland

  • Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), is today announcing the appointment of Katherine Burton as Content Curator.

    In this new role, Katherine’s main goal is to work with internal and external bodies to enhance the value of ArcGIS, Esri’s GIS system, which is used by its customers to make maps, visualise, analyse data, and share and collaborate. Katherine will be working with Esri’s other Content Curators worldwide to grow the presence and amount of data available on ArcGIS’ Living Atlas, a feature of ArcGIS online for creating, sharing, and analysing spatial data. 

    Katherine will be assisting Esri Ireland’s internal teams by creating content for projects, such as the ArcGIS for Schools Programme, an initiative offered by Esri that provides free access to its ArcGIS Online platform for Primary, Secondary and Post-Secondary schools across the island of Ireland.

    Prior to joining Esri Ireland, Katherine worked as a GIS Technical Assistant at the ICON Group for one and a half years. Katherine joined Esri Ireland through its Graduate Programme in September 2020, having completed an MSc in Geospatial Data Analysis. Over the course of the Graduate Programme, she worked across a number of departments from Technical Support to Sales and Marketing and then Professional Services. Upon her recent completion of the programme, Katherine has been promoted to her new role.

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    To go along with her master’s degree, Katherine also holds a BA in History and Geography from UCD, which is where her awareness of and interest in working with GIS began.

    Speaking on her appointment, Katherine Burton said: “I am excited to be stepping into this new role as Content Curator, and I believe that the variety of work offered to me during the Graduate Programme has equipped me to excel in it. 

    “The technical, interpersonal and communication skills that I have learnt along the way have already proven to be very valuable, and I have gained an understanding of Esri Ireland’s business & growth aspirations, as well as how best to operate with our customers. This, combined with the technical ArcGIS skills that I have learnt, has given me a strong foundation and positioned me superbly to have a successful career."

    Source: Written from press release 

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