Matt Lancaster is a professional research assistant collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado Boulder. He applies his visualization and data skills to construct high resolution digital elevation models. After a first career in landscape architecture, Matt earned his B.S. and M.S. in Geology from Portland State University, Oregon and worked as a geospatial data analyst for private consulting firms prior to joining CIRES.