Al Mowbray: After completing a degree in Fine Arts from Iowa State University, I ran away to the Peace Corps for two years where I met my wife and began my professional journey toward science and conservation. After settling in Oregon in 2004 I spent some time doing science education and environmental restoration before getting a M.S. in Geology at PSU, which included surface elevation modeling of hot springs in Eastern Oregon. While hot spring research was a great excuse explore Eastern Oregon, the mapping skills I learned landed me my current job at Metro. When I started at Metro in 2015 I did basic map analysis and visualization for many of Metro’s various departments, including Parks, Solid Waste, and the Zoo. One of my current projects is the Land Development Monitoring System (LDMS) for measuring regional growth, which combines a variety of land use and housing data developed and maintained by Metro. The LDMS analyzes recent trends in residential and commercial development, including housing unit production down to specific building types. The results of the LDMS were used to adjust capacity estimates in the recent Urban Growth Management Decision.