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David Nichter

Erie, PA, USA

GIS Analyst with 20 years of experience with applications in telecommunications, forest management, pipeline, and energy industries. Extensive project experience includes data collection, cartographic design, data conversion/Automation, spatial analysis, database design and process automation.

Experienced with in-field document and data collection including high precision GNSS as-built location with Trimble receivers and processing with Pathfinder office.

Skilled at process development, documentation and automation with Python scripting. Experienced with automation of spatial processes involving 3D, linear referenced, point and polygon data.

Knowledgeable of GIS techniques to create GIS processes to conform to US DOT PHMSA regulations for Natural Gas Pipelines. Experienced with the storage, processing, analysis, and display of Pipeline Integrity data. Completed work along with client's engineering staff to determine DOT Class location and HCA segments for over 2000 miles of transmission pipeline to ensure federal regulatory compliance.

Experience within a corporate team environment responsible for determination of enterprise application and data functional requirements. Consulted with members of client’s staff to document data specifications and requirements. Explored implementation of PODS based pipeline GIS and ultimately worked with the team to migrate discreet legacy departmental data resources to an enterprise APDM ESRI geodatabase.

Skilled in the documentation of data flows for existing data resources and processes within and between departments. Performed UML modeling in client custom APDM schema for facility management, accounting, pipeline integrity, regulatory compliance, and operational support.

David Nichter

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Posted 2019-05-11 under Analyst