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Margaret Byrns

Silver Spring, MD, USA

Margaret E. Byrns
Silver Spring, MD 20910
mebyrns@gmail.com

CAREER OBJECTIVE
 A position as a Geospatial Analyst which utilizes my ability to manager projects, and applies my vast working knowledge of geography and history.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Drive to achieve goals by taking initiative on projects through creating new strategies & redesigning focus.
 Ability to recognize a problem, analyze all sides of an issue, and present a solution that works for all stakeholders.
 Extensive knowledge of geopolitics, history, and physical geography of the world to understand the background
landscape of a county / region, as well as the social political perspective needed to understand how people interact to/with their environment.
 Computer skills include ArcGIS, some Python, Idrisi Andes, SPSS, Word Perfect, Windows, MS Word, Power Point, Excel, Front Page, Dream Weaver, and Internet Research.

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
GIS Operations
 Engineered Spatial Model to rank and reclassify tress species data of Maryland forests.
 Created map overlays to assess the proximity of emergency rescue responders to school locations.
 Performed feature extractions to create new data layers which displayed various types of land use.
Created map with US Census Tiger files of Baltimore County Population.
Created and updated databases with over 70 mapping features.
Created elevation data sets with LiDAR data.

Multi Tasking, Managing, & Taking Initiative
 Prioritized & managed numerous tasks yet remained flexible under changing circumstances with tight deadlines.
 Polished public speaking skills used to present information to committees in a concise efficient manner.
 Participated on leadership committees, and lead projects to attain committee goals.

Research Analysis
 Manipulated remote sensing images to create LC maps that displayed forest cover change over a 10 year period.
 Geospatially Analyzed Landsat images by extraction, reclassification, and overlay of features of MD Tree Species.
 Detected Urban Heat Islands though creation of NDVI images from raw Landsat Images.

Remote Sensing Skills
Stereoscopic Vision Geometric and Radiometric Corrections Raster / Vector Data Conversion
Ancillary Data Research Supervised / Unsupervised Image Classification Creation of Maps
Spatial Modeling Land Use / Land Cover Image Identification

WORK HISTORY
Geospatial Analyst, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, VA, 08/10 -07/14
Faculty Research Assistant, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 08/05 -Present.

EDUCATION & TRAINING
Masters Work in Geography and Environmental Planning, Towson University, Towson, MD
(33 credit hours, 2005-2008), GPA 3.56.

Margaret Byrns

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