Ken Pekarek is the Founder of GIS 4 Schools, a company that provides custom training and GeoSpatial consulting services to non-GIS savvy professionals and educators who need to make maps. Ken Pekarek knows how difficult it is for educators to learn new technologies. He is an expert at developing easy-to-use lessons that you can teach. Call or email GIS 4 Schools to explore options on how Ken can assist in develop customized training that suits your needs.
Phone: (651) 442-2573
Extensive experience building geospatial data bases
Trained over a thousand educators in Geospatial Technology
45 years experience in developing cost-effective mapping systems
Expert in Demographic Analysis and Mapping
Expert in the use of AtlasGDS and AtlasNEXT
Provided an on-call “Mobile Technician” service for Fireiwse Teachers.
Developed an integrated GIS Database for Firewise and produced over 2000 DVDs of aerial photography for use by FWC teachers without internet access.
Provided technical assistance to Minnesota DNR Firewise Specialist in the use of AtlasGDS to conduct Level 1 and Level 2 Wildfire Risk Assessment of homes.
Provided technical assistance to West Virginia Firewise Project.
Conducted a GIS analysis to find a suitable site for a "Trees for Energy" research project. The analysis validated the viability of the site selected.
Taught GPS to students at North Hennepin Community College, Summer Youth Academy, Boy Scouts of America and Search and Rescue training.
Completed Demographic Analysis of Minority Population for the Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council
Developed Custom Demographic Training Course for Department of Human Services and provided on-call technical support for DHS staff.
Provided Custom Training for the Minnesota Minorities Education Projects.
Recipient of 2019 MN YMCA GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Award
GIS 4 School LLC is registered with the State of Minnesota as a Limited Liability Company and won two competitive bid contracts to provide technical support to Minnesota DNR Firewise in the Classroom Project.
GIS 4 Schools provides lessons that educators can use in their classrooms.