Darrin Buffkin, GISP

Community Indicators & GIS Analyst


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Darrin Buffkin joined The Trust in July 2007; he oversees all GIS-related mapping activities including managing The Children's Trust on-line interactive mapping tool where users can look up and explore data about children and families in Miami-Dade County through maps, tables and charts.

Mr. Buffkin uses his understanding of cartography, GIS, spatial analysis and the social sciences to create maps, information, characterize events, and discover relationships and trends to assist stakeholders visualize both community context and spatial relationships with other factors, providing a foundation for better informed, data-driven decision-making. He is also responsible for community level indicator data acquisition, maintenance, cataloging and storage.

Mr. Buffkin holds a bachelor's degree in cartography from Glendale University and is a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) with over 20 years' experience.