Gary D. Joiner - Founder

A Unique Perspective of Mapping

A company reflects the integrity and expertise of its founder. Gary D. Joiner founded the firm as an outgrowth of his work as a petroleum landman. Cartography was not a new interest for Gary. He holds a bachelor's degree with majors in both history and geography as well as a master's degree in history with an emphasis on military history. His earliest interest in cartography came while a student at Louisiana Tech University where he created maps for historical publications.

Today Gary has become a recognized expert in mapping matters. He is frequently called on by governmental agencies, including the United States Census Bureau, to resolve mapping problems. In addition, he has delivered expert witness testimony in state, U.S. district, and federal courts. Among his subjects are reapportionment, demographics, environmental, accident reconstruction, crime scene, historical and related mapping issues.

In addition to managing Precision Cartographics, Gary is a member of the faculty at Louisiana State University in Shreveport where he teaches history and trains students in GIS techniques.