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Katarzyna Shipsky

Boulder/Denver, CO, USA

My most recent professional experience was working for a major utility in New England, for the Maps & Records department in their electric division. I performed and have experience with the following:

- Map making, data collection, editing and analysis
- Reviewing and processing “as-built” CAD drawings
- GIS assistance to internal and external clients
- Ability to work on multiple projects, effectively and on schedule
- Ability and willingness to put in extra time as needed to meet goals
- Familiarity with electric distribution systems


Katarzyna Shipsky (303) 668–9510 Boulder, CO 80301

GIS Technician

GIS Technician experienced in data collection, analysis, map preparation and record keeping; well-versed in various GIS and GPS systems. Fast learner and driven with the ability to work independently.

• GE Smallworld GIS
• AutoCAD (2D drafting)
• ArcGIS Pro 2.3, ArcCatalog, Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123 for ArcGIS
• Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
• Languages: Spanish (conversational), Polish and English (fluent)
• Time Management, Collaboration, Handling Pressure


Planned leave of absence
2015 – Present
Paused career to pursue other interests and achievements:
• Moved to Mexico, then Colombia where I attended Spanish classes, took part in community events and “Intercambios” to help native speakers learn and practice English.
• Volunteer work for Open Space & Trails program and the Humane Society.
• Taking online GIS, AutoCAD and language classes.

Maps and Records Technician B - National Grid USA, Northborough, MA
2011 – 2015
• Maintained standard maps and accurate records of all electric facilities utilizing GE Smallworld GIS and AutoCAD tools.
• Performed GIS updates throughout all stages of electric projects, from planning to recording “As-Built” drawings.
• Converted/digitized conduit paper maps into GIS.
• Provided mapping support to the Regional Distribution Control Centers to ensure accuracy of EMS/DMS/OMS Systems.
• Assisted engineers/outage coordinators during power outages and weather emergencies.
• Responded to requests from town planners and civil engineers for electric utility maps, collaborated on traffic plans for municipalities utilizing AutoCAD.

Field Survey Data Quality Analyst/Field Inspector - National Grid USA, Westborough, MA
2006 – 2009
• Ensured GIS survey data quality met contract specifications for a system-wide field survey/update of utility assets and customers.
• GIS analyst / QC – Checked returned survey data for integrity and accurate translation into the company’s GE Smallworld GIS system (conflict resolution/error reconciliation).
• Field Inspector – Field QC of vendor surveyed asset data.

Project Coordinator - Mansfield Water Works Department, Mansfield, MA 2005 – 2006
• Collected coordinate data for the Water Distribution System, using survey data and Trimble GeoXM CE GPS device.
• Assisted in mapping Water Distribution System using Esri ArcGIS ArcMap.

GIS Consultant - Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Boston, MA 2005
• Established a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program that implemented ESRI ArcGIS applications to identify and catalog important emergency facilities and infrastructure.
• Trained emergency managers to use the implemented software.

Bachelor of Science - University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Earth and Geographic Sciences, GIS Track
December 2005
Key Courses:
• Computer Applications in Geography, Integration of GPS and GIS, Database/GIS, Remote Sensing, Programming ArcGIS with VBA, Environmental Modeling, Raster GIS (ERDAS Imagine)

Katarzyna Shipsky

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