Daniel Watts is a geospatial technology professional from Queens, New York. He has worked with geospatial technology in the historic preservation and urban planning fields since 2014 with a focus on 3D data and web cartography and has previously led GIS programs at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In addition, he has also worked as a GIS consultant with a wide array of partners, including the National Park Service and Tulane University. Dan holds master’s degrees in urban planning and historic preservation from the University of Virginia and Clemson University.


  • Master of Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Virginia 2014
  • MS in Historic Preservation, Clemson University 2013
  • BA in Urban Policy and Planning, Virginia Tech 2004


Watts, D. and Wen J. (2023) “ArcGIS Empowering New York City” at the Esri Mid-Atlantic User Conference, Philadelphia, PA.