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Staff Profiles -

Jed Roberts, CFM
Flood Mapping Coordinator,
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Portland Office
800 NE Oregon St., Suite 965
Portland OR 97232
phone: (971) 673-1546
fax: (971) 673-1562


Active and Recently Completed Projects

  • Revision of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and development of maps and web tools for understanding exposure to flood hazard in Coos, Hood River, Clackamas, Clatsop, Tillamook, and Lincoln counties. Funded through FEMA's Map Modernization and RiskMAP programs. Role: Technical lead. Period: 2008 to 2013.
  • Modeling and mapping of tsunami inundation for Oregon's coastline. Funded through NOAA's National Tsunami Hazards Mitigation Program. Role: GIS support and cartography. Period: 2009 to 2013.
  • Mapping exposure of buildings and infrastructure to Mount Hood's volcanic hazards. Funded through the USGS's Cascades Volcanic Observatory. Role: Hazard modeling, GIS support, and cartography. Period: 2009 to 2011.
  • Miscellaneous lidar-based mapping projects, including the Lidar Imagery Series. Supported by sales through DOGAMI's Nature of the Northwest store. Role: Cartographic design.
  • Oversight of DOGAMI's geospatial data holdings, including the enterprise database (ArcSDE) and web map applications (ArcGIS Server).


  • Web mapping applications
  • Visualization of lidar
  • Feature extraction from lidar
  • Cartographic display of complex information
  • Terrain analysis
  • Geospatial data management

Background Information


  • 2005-2007, M.Sc. in Geography, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
  • 2003-2005, B.Sc. in Geography, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • 1999-2002, A.A.Sc., Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, Michigan.

Professional Societies:

  • Association of State Floodplain Managers
  • Geological Society of America


  • Certified Floodplain Manager, Oregon

Publications and Presentations

DOGAMI Publications:

  • Lidar imagery of various quadrangles in the Portland Metro area, by Jed Roberts, Rudie Watzig, John English, Sarah Robinson, Mathew Tilman, and Kaleena Hughes, 2009, scale 1:8,000.

Other Publications:

  • Wright, D. J., and Roberts, J., Exploring the deeper reefs and volcanic provinces of American Samoa: Redlands, Calif., Esri Press, ArcNews, 2011. Online: http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/summer11articles/exploring-the-deeper-reefs-and-volcanic-provinces-of-american-samoa.html
  • Roberts, J. T., Feature extraction from high-resolution lidar: The next generation of base maps, in Digital Mapping Techniques '09 - Workshop Proceedings, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1335, 2010. Online: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1335/pdf/usgs_of2010-1335_Roberts.pdf
  • Koppers, A. A. P., Russell, J. A., Roberts, J., Jackson, M., Konter, J., Wright, D. J., Staudigel, H., and Hart, S. R., Age systematics of two young en echelon Samoan volcanic trails: Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. (G-Cubed), v. 12, Q07025, 40 p., 2011. Online: http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2011/2010GC003438.shtml
  • Wright, D.J., Roberts, J., Fenner, D., Smith, J.R., Koppers, A.A.P., Naar, D., Hirsch, E.R., Clift, L.W., and Hogrefe, K.R., Seamounts, ridges, and reef habitats of American Samoa, in Harris, P.T. and Baker, E.K. (eds.), Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat: GeoHab Atlas of Seafloor Geomorphic Features and Benthic Habitats, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2011.


  • "New lidar-based tools for visualizing the flood hazard: A RiskMAP early demonstration project in Coos County, Oregon," Association of State Floodplain Managers Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky - May 19, 2011.
  • "Mapping regulatory floodplains with Lidar and USGS StreamStats," Digital Mapping Techniques Workshop, Sacramento, California - May 17, 2010.
  • "Feature Extraction from High-Resolution Lidar: The Next Generation of Base Maps" (Poster), Digital Mapping Techniques Workshop, Morgantown, West Virginia - May 11, 2009.
  • "Morphological Interpretation of Seamounts in in American Samoa: Inferring Genesis Mechanisms through Shape and Distribution Analysis," Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California - April 19, 2007.


  • Roberts, Jed T., 2007, "The Marine Geomorphology of American Samoa: Shapes and Distributions of Deep Sea Volcanics," M.Sc. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 965, Portland, OR 97232-2162
(971) 673-1555, FAX (971) 673-1562
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