I help organizations use enterprise scale systems to unlock powerful geospatial analyses, enable beautiful data visualizations, and empower users to share their insights.


  • Highly skilled with ArcGIS Enterprise ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online
  • Passionate about using Python Arcade Powershell and Bash to automate workflows
  • Experienced with Jupyter Notebooks Visual Studio Code and Git
  • Proficient with Virtualization Docker and Kubernetes
  • Knowledgeable about Workload separation High availability Cloud computing Spatial statistics and Agent-based modeling


Principal Technical Lead

Esri, Minneapolis (MN)
2022 - Current
  • Continously worked to grow and maintain cutting-edge knowledge of Esri technology
  • Led troubleshooting efforts in Esri's most complex ArcGIS Enterprise trainings
  • Ensured the technical accuracy of training materials through rigorous testing
  • Collaborated with product teams to highlight new software developments in training materials
  • Trained Esri instructors in ArcGIS Enterprise technology
  • Promoted the engagement of underrepresented students in GIS by co-leading Esri Training Services' mentoring initiative


Esri, Minneapolis (MN)
2020 - 2022
  • Attained outstanding student satisfaction ratings while teaching courses on ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, and Python scripting
  • Authored web courses for Esri Academy
  • Designed and documented complex virtual machine builds for course development
  • Supported other instructors through both formal training and informal collaboration
  • Promoted workplace justice as a member of the DEI Advisory Team

Research Assistant

U-Spatial, Minneapolis (MN)
2019 - 2020
  • Created custom web map applications for the MN Department of Health and Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Supported spatial research across the University of Minnesota


South St. Paul Public Schools, South St. Paul (MN)
2017 - 2018
  • Increased enrollment in advanced classes for underrepresented students
  • Trained students to use ArcGIS Online to examine diverse spatial phenomena

Program Director

Minnesota Urban Debate League, Minneapolis (MN)
2015 - 2017
  • Increased program participation by 20%
  • Redeveloped Minnesota’s debate curriculum to align with teaching best practices
  • Mentored a cohort of 12 debate coaches


St. Paul Public Schools, St. Paul (MN)
2006 - 2015
  • Worked as part of a team to align school district curriculum with state standards
  • Trained students in using spatial analysis to understand a variety of social issues


Master of Geographic Information Science

University of Minnesota (MN)

Master of Arts in Secondary Education

University of St. Thomas (MN)

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Grinnell College (IA)



  • Esri Development Center Student of the Year (2020)
  • U-Spatial Mapping Prize Best Cartography, graduate student (2019 & 2020)
  • Minnesota Urban Debate League Teacher-Coach of the Year (2014 & 2017)
  • Noyce/Intel Scholar (2002)
  • National Merit Scholar (1998)

Community Involvement

  • Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium K-12 Education Committee (2022 - Current)
  • University of California, Riverside IMPACT mentor (2021-2022)
  • Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Workshop Committee (2020 - 2022)
  • Mapping Justice Volunteer (2020-2021)
  • Code Switch Civic Hackathon (2019-2020)
  • Treasurer, University of Minnesota GIS Student Organization(2019-2020)
  • Girl Scout Troop Leader (2018-2020)

Publications, Presentations, Workshops

  • Travis Ormsby. "Introduction to Arcade Expressions". Presented at the Minnesota GIS/LIS Workshops (Spring & Fall 2022)
  • Travis Ormsby. "Introduction to Python for Geospatial Professionals". Presented at the Minnesota GIS/LIS Workshops (Spring & Fall 2022)
  • Travis Ormsby and Zachary Vavra. "Notebooks! An Introduction to ArcGIS Notebooks". Presented at the Minnesota GIS/LIS Workshops (Spring 2021)
  • Brittany Krzyzanowski and Travis Ormsby. "Thinking Spatially" Presented at the Annual University of Minnesota Day of Data. (2020)
  • Travis Ormsby. "Choosing Fairness: Promoting Service Equity Analysis in Transit Planning". Presented at the Annual Center for Transportation Studies meeting, Minneapolis. (2019)
  • Bradley W. Russell and Travis Ormsby. "Settlement Patterns Outside of the City Wall of Mayapán, Yucatan, Mexico." Paper presented at the 69th Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Montreal, Canada. (2004)
  • Travis Ormsby and Timothy S. Hare. "Within the Walls: Exploring Settlement Structure at Mayapan". Presented at the Annual Midwest Mesoamericanist Meeting, Ann Arbor. (2003)
  • Timothy S. Hare, Travis Ormsby, and C. Scott Speal. "GPS Mapping of Features within the Muralla" In Foundations of Economic Power of Mayapan: Mayapan Project—2002 Season, edited by Marilyn A. Masson, Carlos Peraza Lope and Timothy S. Hare. Institute of Mesoamerican Studies, SUNY-University at Albany. (2002)