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Richard Ruhser

Arvada, CO, USA

Epsilon, Broomfield, Lafayette, Westminster, CO Nov 2005 Dec 2020
Statistician, Lead (GIS), Westminster, CO, Feb 2018 Dec 2020
In addition to all previous core responsibilities, spearheaded research and identification of geographic information systems and spatial data sets for new multi-year vendor contract renewal.
Effectively identified $38K in capital cost savings.
Implemented API geocoders, isochron drive time API and routing matrix APIs using MapInfo and FME to enhance
primary location analytic products.
Developed SAS data step programs to streamline geographic data compiling processes for new geographic data and
mapping deliverable.
Recognized as subject matter expert on multimillion-dollar database builds, for integrating internal data assets
with third party spatial data and front-end mapping viewers.
Built FME workflows to reduce processing time for large spatial queries and data appends.

Senior Analytic Consultant (GIS), Lafayette/Westminster, CO, Sep 2012 Feb 2018
While maintaining core responsibilities of Analytic Consultant, created customized geographic solutions for non-retail clients, including use of third-party spatial data sets. Implemented and managed online mapping platform providing customers with geographic data interactions.
Overhauled retail trade area products, including improvement to core ranking systems, streamlining end-to-end
processes and improvements to customer deliverables.
Innovated geographic data products and site evaluation solutions to increase use of data assets, providing
additional value to customers.
Wrote MapBasic scripts to streamline editing retail trade area maps.

Analytic Consultant (GIS), Broomfield/Lafayette, CO, Nov 2005 Sep 2012
Developed and delivered retail trade area studies, site evaluations, geographic data products and custom mapping solutions. Leveraged primary GIS, parcel centroid level geocoder and SQL-based spatial queries.
Created cartographic deliverables including thematic maps, grid-based heat maps, and general reference maps.
Administered all GIS applications, geospatial data, and geographic reference files.
Forged partnerships with GIS and geospatial data vendors to facilitate product evaluation and contract

Primus Geographics, Greenwood Village, CO Nov 2004 Nov 2005
GIS Consultant
Provided technical support for primary GIS and data products pre and post sales.
Technical project lead for mapping, geodatabase and software development solutions.
Documented on-line help and training materials and maintained them on the inventory management system.
Completed all in-house GIS related services to include: geocoding, database builds, mapping and demonstration builds.

Richard Ruhser

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Posted 2021-05-04 under Analyst, Geospatial