Olivia Harne is a geospatial information system developer.

Her work tells locational narratives in an accessible way, by combining the development of both geospatial information sciences and the artistic concepts of wayfinding.

Olivia Harne is a geospatial information system developer.

Her work tells locational narratives in an accessible way, by combining both geospatial information sciences and the artistic concepts of wayfinding

View her portfolio here. The page's index icon provides more insight to this development methodology.

She's also written on the topic, totaling over 40 articles across a myriad of GIS focused publications, with most work archived here

Read about the Accessible Pathways Initiative, featured on page 64 of ArcUser's Summer 2017 Edition.

Fall Presentations

"Coding Geosharing Applications for Gender Neutral Restrooms"

General lesson of structured query language, collaborative data, and how small groups can manage independent GIS projects.

Friday, September 29th

3 - 3:40pm, McFarland Student Union Building, Room 323



"Streamlining GIS Projects Through Geosharing"

A kiosk display on social media geosharing, and how to streamline data collection with GIS applications.

Wednesday, November 15th

8am - 4pm, Pennsylvania State Museum Exhibit Hall






August 2017 - Present

Grassroots Mapping, 

Harrisburg PA - Producer

Writing, typesetting and publishing of Grassroots Mapping; a series of digital and interactive booklets on the work involved with independent GIS development. 

The series is free for download and distribution.


April 2017 - September 2017

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation,

Harrisburg PA - GIS Intern

Graphic planning and co-administration of PennDOT's geospatial open data catalog PennShare, beta creation of the Open Data Portal. Auditor of uploaded geographic production for all counties.

Developer of District 8's ArcGIS Online Training Programthe standardized online GIS design introduction for new employees in the department of Planning and Research.

Story mapping design, consulting for Michael Baker International's PA Extreme Weather Vulnerability Study.


November 2016 - Present

Disability Services,

Kutztown Uni. of PA - Student GIS Dev.

Collecting geographic data of wheelchair accessible routes and entrances at Kutztown into a geospatial information initiative for KU's Disability Services Office (DSO).

Currently utilizing the ArcGIS Collector app to record pathway measurements, and managing / educating volunteers with data submissions.

This application is promoted through Kutztown's DSO. Its premise and usage information are being introduced to the university's Connections program, the standard orientation for new students.


October 2016 - May 2017

Rohrbach Academic Library,

Kutztown Uni. of PA - GIS / Library Science Intern

Drafting of promotional maps and materials for events at the library, alongside floor plan layouts for new signage.

Led progression regarding the integration of the library's 3D printer for recreation of landscapes from open source topographic data renderings, to teach and encourage students in geography courses and assist patrons with disabilities.


December 2016 - May 2017

KU Bears Athletics,

Kutztown Uni. of PA - Student GIS Dev. and Analyst

Design and maintenance of the temporary "Map of Upcoming Events," on KU Bears' Fan Central tab. Based on an original sports map created for The Keystone Newspaper.


December 2014 - March 2017

The Keystone Newspaper,

Kutztown Uni. of PA - Website Manager / Asst. Graphic Design

Post management and creation of event maps for the student newspaper's main webpage, their announcements page, as well as their extensive online archival site.

Design and maintenance of weather forecasting maps for the paper's mobile application.

Graphic production for the yearly "Keystone Rewind" publication.



September 2014 - May 2018

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania - B.S. Library Science, minors in Geography and Computer Science

General member for KU’s Allies group, a Gay-Straight Alliance that promotes equality through activism and events.