Tiiki Rysen

Tiiki Rysen

Tiiki Rysen

Senior Visualization Coordinator /
GIS Specialist

Advanced Diploma of Technology, GIS, British Columbia Institute of Technology (2006)
Associate Certificate, Desktop Publishing & Design, British Columbia Institute of Technology (2005)
BA, Geography, Simon Fraser University (2002)
Certificate of Liberal Arts, Simon Fraser University (2002)


Transportation Management & Design, Inc.
Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants
Environmental Criminology Research Inc.
IRLY Distributors Ltd.


Tiiki Rysen is a professional map designer and visual communication specialist with over 14 years of experience using GIS technology to inform research efforts and present complex data for public consumption. She brings valuable analytical, mapping, and design skills that enhance TMD’s market data analysis, service evaluation, and reporting tasks. Prior to joining TMD’s team in 2017, Tiiki served over a decade as a geographer and regional GIS manager for a national transportation consulting firm, developing expertise with ESRI ArcGIS, desktop publishing and layout, and graphic design software. In addition to producing maps and visual representations of proposed transit investments for both print and web environments, she brings extensive experience designing report templates, streamlining GIS workflows, and training new GIS technical staff. Tiiki works closely with TMD’s transit planners, aggregating and transforming transit data into visual displays to inform network and service recommendations. Her commitment to strategic design principles drives her creative approach to digital and print presentation materials and collateral pieces, enabling teams to communicate information more effectively to multiple audiences. By creating spatial data and maps to complement technical analysis, she enhances each project’s public engagement efforts by helping stakeholders envision alternative service concepts and streetscape designs, and understand the impact of proposed transit investments. She also brings the power of automation and data merge functionality to the forefront to help increase efficiencies, and streamline levels of output and time frames in which multiple results can be generated.

Project Experience
LA Metro NextGen Bus Study
VIA On-Call Support
Rock Region METRO R.I.D.E. 2020
Sound Transit Transportation Network Plan & Service Standards Update
MTS (San Diego) Transit Ballot Measure Planning
Denver RTD T03 Preliminary Analysis
Rochester Reimagine RTS
Nashville WeGo (MTA) Better Bus Project (Network Redesign)
Pocatello Regional Transit MTP