Darrin Buffkin

Darrin Buffkin

Community Indicators & GIS Analyst

Darrin Buffkin joined The Children's Trust in 2007 where he oversees all GIS-related mapping activities including managing The Children's Trust map gallery, where users can view, interact with and share maps, and explore data about children and families in Miami-Dade County.

Darrin is responsible for community level indicator data acquisition, maintenance, calaloging and storage.  He used his understanding of cartography, GIS, spatial analysis and the social sciences to create maps, display information, characterize events and discover relationships and trends that assist stakeholders to visualize community context assisting with a providing a foundation for better informed, data-driven decision-making.   

During his 25+ years experience in the mapping industry, Darrin has had the opportunity to work for a number of mapping industry leaders including the American Automobile Association (AAA), Garmin International and the National Geographic Society in Washinton, D.C. 

Technical Skills: Data management, Data visualization and design, GIS/mapping