Ruth McColly, GISP

Senior GIS Analyst

Ruth has 12 years of experience in the geospatial field. Her expertise is understanding and implementing full life-cycle GIS projects, such as converting paper records to GIS data and creating beautiful custom web mapping applications.

Ruth’s GIS proficiencies include geospatial analysis and modeling, data management and visualization, spatial database and geodatabase design and management, and cartography. She has experience developing web applications as well as managing ArcGIS Enterprise. She also has considerable experience with asset management, integration of utility datasets, and document management. Outside the office, Ruth enjoys anything outdoors, wine tasting, playing golf with her husband, and going on adventures with their dog.

“One of my favorite quotes is: “Follow your passion, it will lead you to your purpose.” As soon as I joined FLO, I knew I had found my purpose—using GIS to help communities. Working for years in GIS and in a variety of fields and companies has given me a well-rounded perspective and a deep toolset, not only in GIS but also in my ability to work with all types of people.”


Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, University of Idaho

Master of Advanced Study in GIS, Arizona State University



Certified GIS Professional, GIS Certification Institute

GIS Certificate, University of Idaho

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