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GIS Analyst | Geospatial Technologist

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Currently a full-time GIS freelancer helping clients meet their objectives. Certified GIS Professional (GISP) with 25 years of experience applying GIS technology in the environmental consulting industry. Developed creative ways to apply GIS technology and solve real-world problems through mapping, modeling and analysis. Excellent depth of analytical skills fine-tuned by over two decades of listening to real-world problems and translating into solvable GIS problems. B.S. Environmental Studies, Linux certified. Work in the green sector includes solar power plant siting (site selection), identifying buildable land and constraints; finding suitable locations on commercial building rooftops for solar using LiDAR; identifying customer locations and their proximity to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations (alternative fuels). Applied applications of GIS technology to areas such as infrastructure, telecommunications, renewable energy, risk assessment, water resources, road & rail networks, land development and mining. Special expertise using LiDAR data to create Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and subsequently performing terrain, hydrologic and line-of-sight (viewshed) analysis. First in the state of Florida to receive agency approval for GIS-based stream bank modeling (other surface waters). Other modeling methods have saved clients enormous amounts of time and money, such as modeling hydrologic features on l in the example of predicting where stream locations are in a 20,000 acre site. Modeled hydrologic features and flood potential in utility corridors. Mapped and managed field data for two 20,000 acre projects and a 10,000 acre project (GPS and GIS data). Many interesting and unique examples applying GIS over 25 years; happy to discuss how GIS technology can help your adventure. Expert using GIS desktop software and also developed expertise providing GIS services via web mapping and web services (WMS/WFS). Use open source software on Linux to share GIS data on the web via Leaflet. Available for tutoring or teaching opportunities. Have taught PhD water resource candidate about GIS (ArcMap) data, methods and applications. Utilize open source software for geospatial analysis and modeling (QGIS and GRASS GIS). Currently under contract with Locate Press to publish a book about geospatial open source technology and the journey over 20+ years. Starting with ESRI and evolving to open source software, filled with stories and technical details that can help the beginner or provide guidance for enterprise configurations.


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