Aaron Cropper

Aaron Cropper

Aaron Cropper has a diverse¬†array of skills and experiences in Geographic Information Systems, spatial planning, and custom GIS applications. His programming knowledge along with his ability to analyze large datasets provides Cropper GIS with a strong foundation for solving complex problems. Having worked on many high profile GIS projects while at Nationwide Insurance, Aaron brings to the company a solid technical background in GIS. The GIS data and many of the applications that Aaron worked with at Nationwide Insurance receive tens of thousands of hits a day from customers, agents, and Nationwide employees. Aaron was also instrumental in using his analytical GIS skills to help Nationwide strategically and successfully locate new agency offices across much of the United States in support of one of the company’s top 5 initiatives to expand their agency distribution footprint. Aaron also used his expert cartographic skills to produce high quality maps and reports for multiple corporate executives, including the Chief Executive Officer.

Aaron also brings to the company a solid background in GIS training and support. While at Nationwide, Aaron was responsible for training over 150 actuaries on how to use GIS software and data.

At Cropper GIS, Aaron works as the senior developer on all customized web mapping applications and ArcMap tools. In addition to development, he also creates complex reports, and maps. Also, his experience working directly with clients and the community during large scale redistricting projects is a valuable asset in helping other school districts to efficiently plan for the future.

While at Cropper GIS, Aaron has worked on several projects, including:

  • Akron Public Schools, Ohio
  • Baltimore County Schools, Maryland
  • Charleston County Schools, South Carolina
  • Corning Schools, New York
  • Frederick County Schools, Maryland
  • Guilford County, North Carolina
  • Lakota Local Schools, Butler County, Ohio
  • Hamilton City Schools, Ohio
  • Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia
  • McLean County Unit 5 District, Illinois
  • Newberry County Schools, South Carolina

Software Expertise

  • ArcGIS Server 9.X (ESRI ArcGIS Server Training in VB.Net development)
  • ArcSDE 9.X
  • ArcGIS 3.X, 8.X, 9.X (expert knowledge/experience with ArcObjects)
  • ArcEngine (ESRI course completed)
  • ArcIMS (ESRI Advanced Administration courses)
  • Silverlight Application Development (XAML)
  • VB.NET, VB 6.0
  • VBA
  • SQL Server
  • Java/JavaScript
  • Microsoft Office (Advanced training in Access)
  • Dreamweaver MX

Formal Training

Aaron Cropper headshot


  • The Ohio State University, B.S., Geography with Specialization in Geographic Information Systems and Analytical Cartography
  • Southern State Community College, Undergraduate Courses

Memberships & Associations


Cropper GIS
P.O. Box 1308 Delaware, Ohio 43015