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Herndon, VA, USA
Strong passion and interest in all things geospatial and data visualization, as well as personal growth in coding and the power of maps and visuals to drive knowledge and positive impacts. Also a rare breed who loves Excel spreadsheets.
Capable of analyzing a wide range of subject areas with a meticulous eye for detail. Looking to secure an analytical position to contribute and develop his skills set.
Personal Website: www.themapden.com
SQL - 8 years
In Esri platforms and creating and amending SQL scripts, in Microsoft SQL Server 2016
GIS - 9 years
At university, all jobs and during personal time. Including Esri (ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, SDE,
ArcGIS Online, Survey123, Collector, StoryMaps) , QGIS, GRASS.
Includes GIS data management in Enterprise environments, and Raster, Spatial Network and 3D Analysis toolboxes
FME/ETL - 2 years
Particularly FME Desktop 2016 which I used to process and create workflows for routine GIS processing at Environment Agency. Completed introductory and intermediate training courses for FME in June 2019.
Graphic Design - 4 years
For Cartographic and web element designs, including use of Inkscape; Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Illustrator
Python - 5 years
Used in work setting, particularly for creating and amending GIS processing tools and scripts.
Also undertaken online courses and personal projects using tools like Jupyter Notebooks. Experience in ArcPy, Numpy, Matplotlib, Pandas, Jupyter Notebooks
R - 2 years
Earned two data science certificates from HarvardX and have experimented in own time with various projects. Experience in R Studio, dplyr, rspatial, ggplot2 libraries
Microsoft Excel - 15 years approx
Includes VBA tools, VLookup, PivotTables - training course completed in using VBA tools for Excel
HTML/CSS - 7 years
Includes module at university and configuration of GeoCortex Browser at National Trust
Tableau Public - 2 years
Power BI - 1 year
Flood Modeller - 1 year
Google Analytics - 2 years
SharePoint - 1 year
WordPress - 3 years
August 2017 - January 2020
Environment Agency, UK Government (Bath, United Kingdom)
FCRM Officer (Mapping and Analytics)
Played key role in processing, validating and updating GIS open data products for external industry usage, with
national significance to river, coastal, reservoir and flood mitigation management - providing supporting
evidence for UK government targets to reduce properties at flood risk
Successfully processed, communicated and validated quarterly updates of Flood Map products - (Flood Zones
2 and 3, Recorded Flood Outlines and Areas Benefiting from Defences) - assisting area teams with interim
checks, then facilitating the external release of data
Promoted the quality control and up-to-date coverage of Flood Alerts and Flood Warnings for Flood Incident
Management team, using ArcPro to analyze address point data (OS AddressBase Premium) of residents at flood
risk, on a quarterly basis
Applied my attention to detail to check accuracy of and update Main + Detailed River Networks,
communicating with area teams to successfully produce accurate river status and asset maps for public
Utilized FME and ESRI ArcGISPro 2.1, ArcMap 10.3, ArcInfo Workstation to run toolboxes, Python scripts and
workbenches to validate and translate geometry and topology, to ensure OGC compliance of data products
Took initiative and responsibility to produce toolboxes and Python scripts to ensure consistent processing,
managing and updating of Flood Model outline data, used in an internal 'Flood Slider' web tool
Furthered my SQL, SQL Server and GIS skills in ArcMap, SDE, ArcPro and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 to
update, analyse and review data outputs and key figures as part of National Flood Risk Assessment (NaFRA),
Communities at Risk (CoR) and State of the Nation
Promoted the work of our team internally using striking visualisation and infographics work
Consistently completed ad-hoc GIS mapping and data queries in a timely, efficient and accurate manner,
underpinned by strong customer service skills
Undertaken internal training in GDPR and UK/EU Data Protection
May 2016 - August 2017
CH2M (Swindon, United Kingdom)
Software Technician (Flood Modeller)
Organised, produced and presented weekly and quarterly web data analytics output from Google Analytics and Google Data Studio into Microsoft Excel using pivot tables and data graphics to inform sales and marketing meetings
Performed customer facing tasks to ensure software is distributed and maintained in working order, utilising problem solving skills to resolve customer issues.
Collated customer feedback to help identify new requirements.
Planned and undertake software testing and develop documentation.
Managed databases that underpin our mobile and web apps, e.g. Flood Alert.
Managed the web servers that host our web apps.
Involved in the development process for new software tools and enhancements of our current tools.
GIS and web mapping
Produced 2D Flood Model analysis for project in Corozal region in Belize and presented output in static map and video formats, to empower and inform flood defence planning in the region.
Performed data validation and verification of bathymetry data.
Collaborated and worked effectively and efficiently with colleagues in external offices nationally and internationally to promote Flood Modeller support and sales
May 2014 - February 2016
National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty (Swindon, UK)
GIS Assistant (Conservation Information)
Consistently completed successful cartographic output for clients quickly and innovatively to meet and exceed short and long term deadlines over a range of map scales, clients and subject areas.
Provided timely, insightful, accurate and appropriate business-dependent GIS analysis for internal and external clients, displaying an ability to time manage and work effectively under pressure
Maintained, updated and managed data efficiently, ensuring accuracy and usability for future and external users, including writing up data documentation
Collaborating and producing important cartographic and analytical work for external organisations, as well honing my team working skills to promote high output throughout the team
Furthered my knowledge of GIS, computing (Python/HTML/SQL), land legislation, environmental designations and metadata standardisations into work situations, displaying my high adaptability and a constant drive to self-improve including undertaking GIS Training and learning computing skills in out of office hours
Displayed high adaptability to new subject areas, tools and skills sets, including the range of tools in ArcToolbox, and Model Builder to produce risk models
Contributed successfully to building elements for a new GIS Web Browser including using services, ArcGIS Online, HTML and GeoCortex Essentials
Produced GIS and Cartographic high standard output for clients in a timely manner. Used Python and Model Builder to create from scratch, data analysis, documentation and output for Land Choices and Land Condition Assessment Projects.
Combined different variables and many datasets to produce an assessment of agricultural risk, as well as coded models of which other users could manipulate variables. This created data and mapping in order to guide agricultural decision making at a property level.
September 2013 - May 2014
National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty (Swindon, UK)
Species Records Intern (voluntary)
Managing, inputting and validating species records from biological survey reports. Also involved GIS analysis and map creation for several projects and clients, as well as a statistical analysis report into effectiveness of land use reversion scheme in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Involved using Excel, Word, GIS, report creation, data analysis, investigative, interpersonal and team working skills, as well an eye for detail and accuracy.
Data Camp: Data Science Toolbox Part 1 + 2
Esri Inc. E-Learning: Spatial Data Science
Data Science: R Basics
Data Science: Data Visualization
Esri Inc. E-Learning:
Going Places with Spatial Analysis
Earth Imagery at Work
Do It Yourself Geo Apps
Python for Everyone
Network Analysis Using ArcGIS
Introduction to Surface Modeling
New College, Swindon, UK:
Excel Masterclass - Automating Your Spreadsheet
GIS247 (GISP Accredited)
Mastering ArcGIS 10.1
September 2009 - June 2013
University of Reading (Reading, United Kingdom)
BSc Geography (Human and Physical)
1st Class Honours
GPA: 3.72 (on US 4.0 grading scale)
Including: GIS & Digital Cartography (85%), Geographical Techniques (85%)
June 2019 - present
Data Visualization Contributor - Emerging Cricket
Providing data visualization and web mapping skills when required for sports journalist articles.
May 2015 - present
Volunteer GIS Digitizer - Humanitarian Open Street Map
Contributed GIS skills in free time from home to digitize settlements and buildings as part of 2015 Nepal Earthquake rescue mission, using Open Street Map
Further assisted with digitization of buildings in Maarba district of Damascus in March 2016, as well as road and settlement infrastructure digitization in Buzi, Mozambique as part of Cyclone Idai rescue mission. I also took part in a mapathon in Reading, digitizing and assisting others to map a region of Malawi.
November 2012 - August 2013
Peer Supporter - University of Reading
Involved developing counselling and listening skills to help notice and support students through a diversity of personal or academic issues. Also involved delegation and organization of Peer Support promotional events.
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