Before COA

Mr. Longsworth has 23 years experience developing and teaching Geographic Information Systems. He has held the position of GIS Laboratory Director since 1993. Mr. Longsworth was introduced to GIS as an undergraduate at College of the Atlantic and was a lead student in the establishment of the GIS Laboratory in 1988. 

Scholarly and Creative Interests

Since then, he has supervised and collaborated on numerous projects for federal, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, universities, companies and individuals. He enjoys the challenge of tackling projects from all academic disciplines. 

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Gordon’s strengths are in teaching COA students applied ways of using GIS to suit their particular needs and interests. His passion lies in sending his students off into the real world with the best tools and education possible to tackle the many challenges that face them. 

More About Me

Gordon also does private consulting which enables him to work on an even broader range of projects and has a small business where he builds light camping trailers for motorcycles and small cars. 


Notable achievements are a Special Achievement Award in GIS from ESRI, Inc. on behalf of the college. He has had maps selected for publication in the prestigious, annual ESRI Map Book. His students have gone on to earn advanced degrees, win awards, hold key positions, become teachers and start businesses.