Chandrima "Rima" Roy


Senior Research Associate
Phone: (815) 753.0946

Chandrima (Rima) Roy is a Senior Research Associate at CGS. Rima has more than 24 years of experience in Geographic Information System (GIS). Her expertise includes application of GIS techniques in diverse fields as regional and local economic development, community development, growth management and sustainability, economic and fiscal impact analysis and local foods. She is responsible for diverse clients’ projects that require data mapping, geocoding of customer databases, spatial analyses, report generation, as well as custom application development.

Rima also maintains the CGS GIS database that includes a wide range of GIS data including digitized Comprehensive Plans for several municipalities in Illinois. Clients range from banks, realtors, libraries, schools, community colleges and other special districts, as well as not-for-profits.

Rima said two of the most important things people should know about CGS are its public service mission and focus on regional economic development  and public policy issues.

Rima worked for Pace Suburban Bus for a year before joining CGS. She received her MS in Urban Studies from Northern Illinois University and a MS in Cartography from Calcutta University.  When not working, she loves to travel and cook (ethnic cuisine).