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Donald Parsley

Franklin, MA, USA

GIS Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, RI;

Contract GIS analyst working on watershed quality for New England. Examined potential study sites, produced watersheds associated with each study site, and characterized those watersheds using multiple data sets. Required extensive use of ArcGIS 9.2, including Spatial Analyst and ArcHydro. The complex nature of the study required working with large data-sets from many different sources, and with different geographic projections.

Residents of Cottage Court, Franklin, MA;

Pro-bono consultation to assess the accuracy of local maps, and gauge the impact to local residents from a proposed housing project. The project has included presentations to the local zoning commission, and a scheduled appearance in state court as an expert witness. and;

Volunteer work with grassroots environmental protest groups focused on stopping future gas pipeline projects in Massachusetts in favor of renewable energy. Primary contribution was a risk assessment of structures within 400 meters of the proposed pipeline using QGIS with GRASS.

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies,;

Volunteer geography using satellite imagery to look for evidence of WMD facilities. Projects include examining a suspected missile test site near Korla, China, looking for evidence of full-scale production of a ballistic missile sub in Sing Po, North Korea, and looking for evidence of expansion of a uranium mining and enrichment facility in North Korea. Using a combination of in-house imagery, GoogleEarth and QGIS with GRASS - the latter for viewshed analysis.

Donald Parsley

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Posted 2019-08-13 under Analyst