Justin Holman is CEO of Aftermarket Analytics, where he leads efforts to develop cutting edge sales forecasting and inventory optimization technology for the Automotive Aftermarket. Prior to joining Aftermarket Analytics, Justin managed corporate consulting for the Strategy & Analytics division at MapInfo Corporation, leading major projects for retail clients including The Home Depot, Darden Restaurants, Bridgestone-Firestone, Sainsbury’s and New York & Company. Before that, Justin served as Vice President of Software Development at LogicTools, now part of IBM's supply chain application software group. Justin holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and an Executive Management certificate from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.


  • William 5 years ago

    Hey Justin,

    I don’t know if you still use this blog, but even if you solely major in Geography and graduate with a degree in it, what steps do you have to take in order to go into GIScience? I have a low GPA (2.7 overall and 2.4 Major) and am majoring in Software Engineering. I’m transferring into a 4-year from a Community College and I fear that because of the low GPA, I would get crushed in the Upper Division Courses which is the main reason I ask. I barely passed most of the Calculus courses though. I recently found your blog and hope to read more. I’ve been thinking about my future (and still am) and I believe that switching to the Geography major and doing a Computer Science minor would be the best path for me. I’d like to go to grad school and do something Geography related with some background in computer science (geoinformatics/geomatics/GI Systems). I may have more questions that I can’t come up with right now, but I hope you reply ASAP.



    • Justin 5 years ago

      Hi William,
      The combination of computer science and geography is terrific. I wouldn’t worry too much about gpa, focus instead on actually learning how to build/develop solutions involving geographic data analysis. That probably means finding some way to do an independent research/study project and possibly partnering with a local organization or with a research professor on campus. Hope this helps.
      Best wishes,

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