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Christopher Hood

Winona, MN, USA

Christopher A. Hood
17424 Station Rd
Columbia Station, OH 44028


M.S. Data Intelligence and GeoAnalytics
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
Current GPA: 4.0/4.0 Projected Graduation: August 2020
B.S. Geography/Geographic Information Sciences
University of Akron, Akron, OH (2013 – 2017)
Minor in Geology, GPA 3.6/4.0

GIS/Cartography/Remote Sensing
•Successfully used GIS software for geoprocessing to conduct analysis
•Analyzed visual and spatial patterns using statistics and spatial data
•Utilized multiple technology options to collect data for projects or research
•Written simple Python scripts to automate general computing tasks
•Efficient in map reading and evaluating different types/themes of maps
•Understand and utilize the basic elements of map design
•Skillful at image interpretation with aerial photography and other remotely sensed imagery such as thermal infrared, radar, IfSAR and LiDAR
•Evaluating entities using spatial analysis and its applications

Data Science/Data Engineering
•Conducted data acquisition and successfully created suitable datasets
•Demonstrated basic knowledge of relational database management systems
•Used basic standard query language to manage and query databases
•Planned and implemented databases to meet set specifications
•Performed extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes
•Assessed data for errors and implemented techniques to improve integrity
•Designed and documented processes for converting raw data suitable for analysis
•Developed custom web applications and functional user interfaces


GeoSpatial Services, Winona, MN - GIS Technician: 2018 - Present
SilviaTerra, San Francisco, CA – Independent Contractor: 2018 - 2019
The Upper Deck, Portage Lakes, OH - Bartending/Barback: 2015 - 2018


ACPF, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Server, ArcMap, ArcSDE, Erdas Imagine, Excel, HTML, JavaScript, Jupyter Notebooks, Python, QGIS, R, RStudio, SQL, Tableau


•Updated the National Hydrology Dataset of Alaska for Cook Inlet, Denali NP, Kobuk Valley NP, Lake Clark NP, Katmai NP and the Kuskokwim River which consisted of editing, data creation, image interpretation and QAQC
•Assisted with time/cost estimate of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
•Helped local agencies create a database and manifest visual representation of their recent opioid epidemic

Christopher Hood

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