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 map gallery, where users can view, interact with and share maps, and explore data about children and families in Miami-Dade County.

Mr. Buffkin is responsible for community level indicator data acquisition, maintenance, cataloging and storage. He uses his understanding of cartography, GIS, spatial analysis and the social sciences to create maps, display information, characterize events, and discover relationships and trends to assist stakeholders visualize community context, providing a foundation for better informed, data-driven decision-making. Darrin is also the Research & Evaluation Analyst for the Innovation Fund and Small Community-Based Organizations (CBO) Capacity Building Initiatives.

Mr. Buffkin holds a bachelor's degree in cartography from Glendale University and is a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) with over 25 years' experience.