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Ryan Magowan

Petaluma, CA, USA

Ryan Magowan
69 Eastside Circle
Petaluma, California 94954


Experience in developing GIS mapping and environmental planning/conservation with engineering techniques. Seeking a job opportunity to leverage knowledge of GIS analysis, environmental conservation/regulations/laws and land management skills in a collaborative environment.


Cruise Automation - Mapping Technician (6-month Contract) November 2018 Current
Design and development technology of autonomous vehicles
GIS Map production for autonomous vehicles. Creates routes, polygons and roads using QGIS mapping software.
Processes LiDAR data from autonomous vehicle to produce maps
Organizes geospatial information by utilizing and understanding different verticals within the mapping department
Understands Data analysis, collection, processing, map production and geodatabase interaction
Strong written and oral communication skills
Collaborates well with team members on multiple projects

Ecolo-GIS, Tel Aviv, Israel GIS Analyst Intern July - August 2018
Environmental consulting firm specializing in remote sensing and GIS for ecological conservation and natural resource
Worked with Sorek-Lachish Drainage Authority on digitized river polygons on Ortho-photos to environmentally plan
the pathways for maximum ecological efficiency.
Created maps of Northern Israeli forests to show areas of species richness and structure.

Pepperwood Reserve - GIS Internship February May 2018
Conservation Science Center and Nature Preserve, providing comprehensive environmental education and research.
Worked with SSU GIS Professor to monitor bird recordings within the Pepperwood Preserve by using Arbimon
Used spatial analysis techniques via GIS products, mapped overall bird recordings and measured how the birds were affected
by the burn area from the Tubbs Fire.

Sonoma State University - Land Management Internship January May 2017
Worked with local environmental agencies, training to properly manage different ecosystems via land management techniques.
Installed culverts, cut down fire prone foliage, removed invasive species that affected native habitats.
Knowledgeable at Identifying native California plant species.

Sonoma State University, Culinary Services Food Prep and Server August 2015 May 2018
Worked with chef to prepare food, knowledge of specific food prep and knife and sanitization skills
Managed stock and inventory. Served meals in fast-paced environment


Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, minor in Geography, May 2018
Sonoma State University - Rohnert Park, California

GIS Mapping; LiDAR Tiles, Spatial Analysis Techniques
Proficient: QGIS, ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, Arbimon Software Microsoft suite Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Knowledgeable: Python, SQL

References available upon request

Ryan Magowan

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Posted 2019-04-11 under Entry Level