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Blake Harvey

Jacksonville, FL, USA

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

A GIS analyst and data researcher with professional experience in cartography, spatial analysis, relational database
management, and data collection.

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Urban and Regional Planning Graduated December 2011
University of Florida Gainesville, FL

Bachelor of Arts, Geography Graduated May 2007
University of Florida Gainesville, FL

WORK EXPERIENCE

Research Analyst July 2012 October 2017
MAPSearch/Generation Hub, divisions of Pennwell Corp, Remote Position
▪ Collected and verified data for hundreds of electric generation and transmission facilities, using public
agency reports, remotely sensed imagery in Google Earth, and industry contacts; this data was input to
and queried from Microsoft Access and SQL relational databases.
▪ Digitized, edited, and updated spatial data for these facilities in a versioned ArcGIS environment.

Planning/GIS Intern July 2009 June 2011
Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization, Gainesville, FL
▪ Designed and produced over fifty published roadway, bus route, and cycling trail ArcGIS maps.
▪ Streamlined the map production process with a geodatabase system, replacing inefficient drawing software.
▪ Collected and calculated data for and co-wrote a cycling usage study for the city of Gainesville.

Environmental Health Specialist May 2008 September 2008
Alachua County Department of Environmental Health Gainesville, FL
▪ Created a Microsoft Access relational database for thousands of county properties, resulting in a more
streamlined permitting process to install, repair, or modify on-site sewage disposal systems.
▪ Collected and interpreted relevant property attribute data in collaboration with regional data and utility
providers.

Remote Sensing Intern May 2006 August 2006
Northrop Grumman (formerly 3001, Inc.) Gainesville, FL
▪ Performed all stages of aerial image production, such as swaths seaming and QC, using ERDAS Imagine.
▪ With Leica Photogrammetry Suite, georectified hundreds of raw images for a DoD client, using LiDAR
data.

GIS Intern May 2004 August 2004
England, Thims, and Miller, Inc. Jacksonville, FL
▪ In the field, located and collected spatial and descriptive attribute data for hundreds of unmapped storm
drainage structures using Trimble GPS hardware.

ACADEMIC PROJECTS
Masters Thesis: Modeling Urban Growth with GIS January 2011 October 2011
▪ Wrote and presented a 123-page thesis with 22 associated maps created using ArcGIS and ModelBuilder,
showing potential future urban growth scenarios for Lake County, FL, with policy alternatives for
development density as independent variables. Agricultural losses for each scenario were quantified.

HONORS
American Planning Association FL Chapter, Student Project Award September 2011

TECHNICAL SKILLS
GIS and Related Software: ESRI ArcGIS with Geostatistical Analyst and Spatial Analyst extensions, as
well as ModelBuilder, ArcSDE, ArcCatalog, and VBA with ArcObjects; ERDAS Imagine; Leica
Photogrammetry Suite; Trimble GPS Receivers with TerraSync Software; Google Earth; MS Access, MS
Excel, MS Word, MS Powerpoint, WordPress, Corel PaintShop Pro
Blog: www.geoideas.net

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