Timothy Trainor is the Chief Geospatial Scientist for the U.S. Census Bureau. He performs research and developmental activities in the broad area of geospatial science that includes exploring methodological, technical and substantive issues relating to the creation, collection and integration of geospatial information. He is recognized nationally and internationally for contributions to the fields of geospatial science, geography and cartography and the integration of statistical and geospatial information.
He currently serves as the Co-Chair for the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management and is the Head of U.S Delegation. He is the Senior Agency Official for Geospatial Information for the U.S. Department of Commerce and is an executive member of the U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee. Mr. Trainor served as Vice President of the International Cartographic Association (2007-2015). He is a member of the American Association of Geographers, Cartography and Geographic Information Society, National States Geographic Information Council, and the Urban Regional Information Systems Association.