Tucker Hindle

Tucker Hindle

Research Associate and Instructor

Florida Atlantic University

My expertise is in geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing with a focus on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based data acquisition and image analysis. Currently, I mentor FAU High School students engaged in undergraduate research at Florida Atlantic University and conduct my own research in watershed hydrology and airborne VNIR imaging spectroscopy. Prior to coming to academia, I gained industry experience in geospatial data science and analytics at AECOM while supporting projects for NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Florida DOT, and local municipalities. My application of geospatial technologies focuses on transportation, water resources, environmental management, energy and communications infrastructure.

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  • Remote Sensing
  • Photogrammetry
  • GIS, Spatial Data Science
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • MS in Civil Engineering, 2021

    Florida Atlantic University

  • BS in Geomatics Engineering, 2020

    Florida Atlantic University


Research Associate
Jan 2023 – Present Boca Raton, Florida
Consultant to the Watershed Planning Initiative, leading GIS and hydrologic modeling teams (15 graduate students) in the preparation and presentation of research findings.
Florida Atlantic University Laboratory Schools
Research Program Coordinator
Mar 2022 – Present Boca Raton, Florida
GIS & Field Data Specialist
Jul 2021 – Mar 2022 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Areas of expertise: geospatial data science and analytics in ArcGIS Pro/Desktop, Python and R programming, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and GPS/GNSS field data collection.
  • Supported projects in transportation, water resources, environmental management, energy and communications infrastructure (see CV for details).
Research Assistant
Aug 2019 – Jul 2021 Boca Raton, Florida
  • Integrated GIS with hydrologic-hydraulic modeling for probabilistic prediction of localized flood response to storm events in watersheds across Florida.
  • Processed LiDAR-derived topography, modeled groundwater using regression analysis, classified impervious surfaces using multispectral imagery, calculated soil storage, and utilized Arc Hydro for drainage routing and infrastructure in ArcGIS Pro.
  • Assisted the City of Clewiston with advanced modeling tools for assessing stormwater risk and solutions to design a NFIP CRS plan for floodplain management.
  • Prepared maps and technical reports to support the development of watershed-based flood protection plans across Florida (CWR3).
Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Jan 2018 – Jun 2018 Boca Raton, Florida
  • Georeferenced historical land surveys and digitized positions of Florida’s coastline.
  • Calculated change rate statistics using ArcGIS Desktop and the USGS Digital Shoreline Analysis System to analyze movement over time and investigate driving factors.


Florida Atlantic University
Aug 2022 – Present Boca Raton, Florida

Courses Taught

  • EDF 2911: Multidisciplinary Research Methods 1
  • EDF 2910: Introduction to Research

    The Multidisciplinary Research Methods course series connects undergraduates with faculty researchers, teaches primary literature search and analysis, and mentors students as they write grant proposals, present at conferences, and co-author publications. This unique program is offered to high school students.
Utilities Department, Town of Lake Clarke Shores, Florida
GIS Instructor (affiliated with AECOM employment)
Utilities Department, Town of Lake Clarke Shores, Florida
Jan 2022 – Mar 2022
Designed curriculum and led instruction for the Town of Lake Clarke Shores’ utility engineers on how to effectively leverage geographic information systems, specifically ESRI ArcGIS Pro, for water and wastewater utilities data.