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Thomas Shoberg

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


A graduate of Roncalli High School in Omaha, Tom received two B.S. degrees from the University of Nebraska-Omaha (Physics and Interdisciplinary Studies in Geology) in 1980. He studied at Washington University in St. Louis earning a Master’s degree in Planetary Science in 1982. In 1985 he earned a second Master’s (Physics) from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Northwestern University in 1993. He has worked for the DoD as a geodesist (DMAAC, St. Louis), ARCO Oil and Gas Company as a well log analyst, a physics lecturer at St. Xavier University, and the Missouri University Science and Technology, and an assistant/associate professor of physics at Pittsburg State University. He joined the USGS and CEGIS in 2009.

Research Interest



  • Varanka, D., J. Carter, E. L. Usery, and T. Shoberg. Topographic Mapping Data Semantics Through Data Conversion and Enhancement, in Ashish, N. and A.P. Sheth, eds., Geospatial Semantics and the Semantic Web: Foundations, Algorithms and Applications, Series, Semantic Web and Beyond, V. 12. Springer Science and Business Media, LLC, 20

  • Shoberg, T., P.R. Stoddard, and M.P. Finn. Rejuvenating pre-GPS Era Geophysical Surveys with The National Map. Journal of Surveying Engineering. 138, 57; DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)SU.1943-5428.0000068 ,2012

  • Shoberg, T. and P.R. Stoddard. Integrating stations from the North America Gravity Database into a local GPS-based land gravity survey. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 89, 76 – 83

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