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John Gillham

Salt Lake City, UT, USA


Experience Summary

Degrees in natural resources with a career focused on coordinating technical teams on a variety of projects using geospatial technologies; Solid foundation of knowledge and work experience with over 16 years in GIS and remote sensing; 14 years of experience successfully leading various small teams of developers & GIS specialists; Over 10 years of experience architecting, optimizing, and maintaining server/cloud GIS systems (especially ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Server); 6 years in geospatial development ranging from desktop tools and automation to web & mobile mapping applications, including offline;

Professional Skills

•High attention to detail, great problem-solving abilities, big-picture focused
•Experienced leading small teams of developers & GIS specialists
•Independent and highly self-motivated
•Work well in teams, including remotely
•Enjoy working with clients (scoping, budgeting, timelines, deliverables, etc…)
•ESRI ArcGIS Online (administration, publishing, developing, debugging, integration)
•ESRI ArcGIS Server 9.2 – 10.2 (GIS system design, server installation & optimization, publishing, maintenance, web & mobile application development)
•Other Internet Map Servers (GeoServer, ESRI ArcIMS, & MapServer)
•ESRI ArcGIS Pro, Desktop 8.x-10.4, ArcInfo, ArcView 3.x, ArcPad
•ESRI ArcSDE (Oracle, SQL server, Postgres, PostGIS; web-editing, attachments, versioning, domains, relationship classes & tables, etc…)
•ERDAS Imagine, ENVI (analysis, processing, automation, and development)
•GIS and multispectral imagery modeling, analysis, and geoprocessing
•ESRI ArcMap extension development and automation (C#, Python, AML)
•Geospatial web & mobile development using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, and Flex
•Cross-platform hybrid mobile development (using PhoneGap)
•Website development (HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, PHP, JSON, REST, etc…)

Work Experience

Operations Coordinator; Principle 6/2015 – present
GeoInnovations LLC, Salt Lake City, UT
•Coordinated Operational Projects – Lead a team of 4-6 developers. Managed project planning, client communication & expectations, timelines, budgets, & deliverables.
•Designed GIS Systems & Solutions for various clients across numerous industries to support mobile field data collection. Included GIS system architecture, schema design, data preparation, web services publishing, system and service optimization.
•Architected Technology Product Lines for Clients – Helped design, architect, coordinate the development of, and implement the commercialization of subscription-based geospatial product lines for clients.
•Conducted Training for Clients – Developed and conducted custom technology trainings for clients’ employees, both remotely and on-site.

Ops Coordinator; Solutions Architect; Mobile Developer 10/2011 – 11/2015
WebMapSolutions LLC, Salt Lake City, UT
•Coordinated Operational Projects – Lead a team of 6 (remote) developers. Managed projects, client communication & expectations, timelines, budgets, & deliverables.
•Designed GIS Systems for various clients across numerous industries.
•Architected Mobile Mapping Product Line – Helped design, fund, and coordinate the implementation of next offline mobile mapping platform and associated applications.
•Geospatial Mobile Developer – Developed cross-platform mapping applications for offline geospatial data collection utilizing device sensors and web technologies.

Application Development Coordinator; Webmap Developer 4/2009 – 4/2013
RedCastle Resources, USFS – Remote Sensing Applications Center, Salt Lake City, UT
•Webmap Applications Development – Developed & maintained dozens of webmaps primarily built on ESRI’s javascript & Flex APIs, including SDE-based web-editing.
•Coordinated team of 6 developers –Increased productivity 3-fold 1st yr, 5-fold 2nd.
•450TB Image Server – Designed and setup USFS’s new raster data management system using ArcServer to support 450TB of published imagery for use by 10K users.

Geospatial Developer; RS/GIS Server Administrator 4/2007 – 8/2009
RedCastle Resources, Contractor for US Forest Service – RSAC, Salt Lake City, UT
•ArcGIS Server – System design & optimization, data publishing & maintenance, and webmap viewer application development.
•ArcGIS Image Server – Data publishing & maintenance of 150TB clearinghouse. Integration with ArcGIS Server for field and web applications.
•Website development for various USFS clients. (HTML, PHP, javascript, Flex)

Operational Projects Manager; Sr Remote Sensing & GIS Specialist
RedCastle Resources, USFS – RSAC, Salt Lake City, UT 10/2001 – 4/2007
•Lead small teams – Conducted mid-level vegetation mapping on 12 million acres using See5 data-mining techniques. Worked with clients, deliverables, ppt’s, budgets, etc.
•Conducted eCognition trainings for clients throughout USFS and Bureau of Land Management and setup an eCognition support web forum for government users.
•Conducted technology development – Designed to monitor rangeland utilization and trend using remote sensing. Correlated vegetative biomass with Landsat imagery. Also scanned & orthorectified old aerial photographs to detect long-term change.


•M.S. Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management (specialty in Geographic Information Systems, University of Wyoming, May 2001. Laramie, WY

•B.S. Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management (specialty in Remote Sensing), University of Wyoming, May 1999. Laramie, WY

•A.A.S. Animal Science Technology, Casper College, May 1997. Casper, WY

•Diploma, Natrona County High School, May 1995. Casper, WY

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