My name is Ian Macek.  I live in Kimberley, British Columbia.  Currently, I am completing the Advanced Diploma Geographic Information Systems (ADGIS) program at Selkirk College.

I have previously studied at the University of Victoria, completing a B.Sc. in Geography, focusing on weather, climate studies, and cartography, and a M.Sc. in Geography, focusing on cartography.


While not in school, I work for the BC Wildfire Service, where I am an officer in the Cranbrook Fire Zone.  My interests include skiing, exploring, and instilling in my young daughters the curiosity I have for the world.



2017 - 2018

Selkirk College

Advanced Diploma, Geographic Information Systems (ADGIS)

2008 - 2012

University of Victoria

Masters of Science - Geography

BC Atlas of Wellness, 2nd Edition

Cartographer (21 maps):

Foster, L.T., Keller, C.P., McKee, B., Ostry, A. (2011). The British Columbia Atlas of Wellness (2nd ed.).

The Canadian Geographer

Cartographer (2 maps):

Egan, B. (2012). Sharing the colonial burden: Treaty-making and reconciliation in Hul’qumi’num territory.

2003 - 2007

University of Victoria

Bachelor of Science - Geography


ESRI Canada

2018 ESRI Canada GIS Scholarship

Canadian Cartographic Association

2006 President's Prize for top map produced by a Canadian undergraduate student


Canadian Cartographic Association

Member since 2008



ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, CityEngine, StoryMaps

Graphic Design

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw

Other Software and Languages

QGis, AutoCAD, Fusion, MS Office, Python, SQL