I currently work on a multi-disciplinary team that creates custom desktop and mobile applications for emergency services dispatching and management. I am one of two GIS professionals who are solely responsible for all map data used by the application for the routing of emergency services. Accuracy and attention to detail are paramount because emergency services across North America count on my data being accurate when they are dispatched to an emergency. As a member of such a small GIS team, I solve problems independently and automate processes when applicable in order to save time and cost.
I worked on a variety of projects including data collection, data processing, and analysis of data from the 2016 Census of Population and Census of Agriculture. I reviewed and geo-located tabular records in a large database. I consistently exceeded production schedules and accuracy rates during my time with Statistics Canada. From over 1200 people hired to work on the Census, I was selected to continue work every time the project changed or there were layoffs until the team consisted of less than 20 employees.
This intensive GIS program covered a variety of topics including Web GIS, Web Design/Programming, Python and Customization of GIS Applications, Database Management, Cartography, and Advanced Remote Sensing. I completed this program entirely online, time management, priortization and self motivation were key factors in my success.
I have volunteered with the Social Planning Council for two years. I have worked on a variety of projects that included creating cartographic projects for non-governmental organizations. I used QGIS to create demographic maps for use in their projects and reports. I created templates and methodologies for the projects to use as baselines for others.
I created an interactive web map to be used by Ecology Ottawa for educational purposes. Upcoming construction project locations and their scope were logged on the map in order to encourage communities to come together and participate in the urban planning process and create more complete streets for all users.