Andrew Bernish

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Andrew Bernish



Andrew Bernish is a senior GIS Planning Analyst for KFH Group working with the Maryland State Department of Transportation (MDOT) Planning Secretary’s office. He is an ESRI-award winning cartographer and has diverse professional experience within the public, private, academic and international sectors. He served in the US Peace Corps as a Community Resource and Education Volunteer in South Africa.

Andrew serves on the Executive Board of the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association and is on the board of Talbot Thrive and the Eastern Shores Regional Trail Cooperative. Both nonprofits advocate for bicycle and pedestrian access across Maryland's Eastern Shore.

  • B.A., The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill , Psychology & Information Systems
  • M.C.P., University of Maryland College Park
  • GISP, The GIS Certification Institute
  • AICP, American Institute of Certified Planners


  • GIS
  • Data Visualization
  • Cartography
  • Planning Theory
  • Planning History
  • Planning Technology
  • 2022: ESRI Map Book Inclusion – Commuting Times for Maryland Counties (3D)
  • 2020: ESRI Cartography Award – Recipient of first annual ArcGIS for Adobe Creative Cloud map award
  • 2019: ESRI Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award Recipient
  • 2012: Outstanding MCP Award, University of Maryland – Recipient of Annual Master’s of Community Planning Award by faculty for “remarkable academic and leadership skills”