Brad Herried
Cartographer / Web Developer, PGC
Phone: 612-625-6501

What I Do

I joined the Polar Geospatial Center in 2008 as a graduate assistant designing customs maps for polar researchers and logistics personnel. Since then, my role has increased to oversee all cartographic products by the PGC and develop web-mapping applications for our end-users. With that comes a blend of database management, web service creation, application development, map automation, and, of course, cartographic design. I have spent six field seasons (2009-present) in Antarctica at McMurdo Station, in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, and at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.


  • Master of Geographic Information Systems, University of Minnesota, 2010 - with graduate minor in Computer Science
  • BA, Cartography & GIS, University of Wisconsin, 2008

Recent Publications

Willis M.J., Herried, B.G., Bevis, M.G. and Bell, R.E. (2015) "Recharge of a subglacial lake by surface meltwarer in northeast Greenland" Nature. doi:10.1038/nature14116


When I'm not in Antarctica, I like to travel, see new things, and explore new places. It's hard to find a time when I'm ever home, it seems! You'll find me rooting for my alma mater (go Badgers!) and the green & gold (Go Pack Go!). Otherwise, I like to play golf, tennis, ski, hike, or some pickup dodgeball, enjoy a cold hand-crafted beer or wine, or just otherwise relax!