Hi! I'm a product person and geospatial technologist, passionate about building and applying beautiful and impactful digital technologies for urban planners and engineers.


I started my career in urban planning, design, and policy analysis where I honed my skills in urban design, graphic design, stakeholder engagement, visioning, and planning policy development for cities across Canada.


Inspired by the power of GIS in planning I embarked on a new path to become a geomatics engineer, with a focus on remote sensing techniques in cities. I wanted to use data to see and study the cities we were transforming in a digital way.


I joined Arup as a senior GIS Analyst to lead GIS projects and build digital products for major urban infrastructure projects. Here I developed expertise in product ownership, product management, UX research, UI design, and data strategies. 


Eager for new adventures, I moved over to Niantic as a Product Manager for its geodata platform. Here, I work cross-functionally with an incredibly nimble team to maintain and serve the geospatial data that enables location-based play in Niantic's AR games.


MSc. Geomatics (with Distinction)  

Delft University of Technology 

Sept 2011 - Dec 2013


Certificate in Applied Digital Cartography and GIS

Ryerson University 

Sept 2009 – Dec 2010 


BSc. Environmental Sciences 

Natural Resources Management (with Honours) 

University of Guelph

Sept 2002 – June 2006


Product management, ideation, visioning, roadmapping, stakeholder engagement, public consultation, design workshop facilitation, UX research, UI design, digital and data strategy, Agile; geomatics, GIS, spatial analysis, image analysis, remote sensing, spatial data collection; planning policy, strategy, strategic design, urban design, communications, branding, graphic design.

APPS, software, languages

MASTER: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint (iOS and Windows), 


EXPERT: PCI Geomatica, Quantum GIS, ArcGIS, FME, Fulcrum Mobile Mapping


PROFICIENT: ProjectWise, AutoDesk ReCap, Leaflet, SQL, Python, HTML, XML, MATLAB, Idrisi Selva, image classification algorithms (in Python), Jira, Confluence, SharePoint


COMPETENT: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Azure, FME, SharePoint, ProjectWise, AutoDesk ReCap, Leaflet, SQL


English (mother tongue)

Korean (second language)

Spanish (basic, elementary)

Dutch (basic, elementary)

Also talk to me about


Rescue dogs

Ceramic arts


City building


All images and text © 2019 By Danbi Lee