Matt Riggs

Geospatial Research Manager

Matthew Riggs is a Geospatial Research Manager with The Polis Center. Prior to his employment with Polis, Mr. Riggs worked as a GIS project manager with an engineering firm in the Indianapolis area and as a geologist with the Illinois State Geological Survey on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, Illinois.

He first started working with GIS software and data over thirty years ago at the Illinois State Geological Survey. His experience includes GIS data development, GIS implementation, GIS data administration, GIS project management and GIS training. Since working at Polis, he has focused his efforts working with FEMA and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources on a Flood Insurance Map Modernization project and Risk MAP programs.

Mr. Riggs holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Alfred University, Alfred New York, and a master’s degree in geology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Illinois.  Mr. Riggs obtained his National Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification in 2014.