San Diego State University
September 2009 – December 2011
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography San Diego, CA
Emphasis in Methods of Geographic Analysis
Grossmont Community College
September 2005 - May 2009
Associate of Arts Degree in Geography San Diego, CA
State of California, Department of Fish and Game December 2011 – Present
•GIS support to the Resource Assessment Program (RAP) helping to inventory wildlife survey results in a spatial database.
•Designed a grid system and a mapbook/atlas for Region 5 DFG Lands based on 20 second long/lat coordinates. I also created a model and programmed an excel macro to automate this task so it will be done more efficiently.
•Updated and created forms using Pendragon Forms 5.1 software on Trimble Juno GPS units for wildlife field surveys.
•Converted Garmin .GPX files into .SHP and .KML/.KMZ files for analysis and visual data display.
•Queried CNDDB data and organized surveys of old data that needed to be updated.
•Used Trimble Juno GPS units with ArcPad 8.0 software to map polygons of rare plant species, potential dog training locations.
City of San Diego, Park & Recreation Department, Open Space Division May 2010 – October 2011
•Assisting in the creation of the Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) reports to help preserve a network of habitat and open space and protect bio-diversity.
Tasks of projects worked on:
•Helped to monitor habitat change in vernal pool areas in San Diego.
•Created new shapefiles for the rare species in vernal pool areas, to determine the area extent.
•Updated shapefiles with GPS units as new sites are monitored and downloaded into ArcMap to create maps.
•Updated spreadsheets on Microsoft Excel to help organize plant monitoring data.
Brush Management / Defensible Space, Open Space
•Designed reference maps of priority brush management areas using aerial pictures, parcel data and field work, for brush management workers.
•Created maps to submit to United States Fish and Wildlife Service for the requests to do California Gnatcatcher Surveys
Geographic Information Systems and Databases
•Designed a new geodatabase which contains all the areas of responsibilities and assets.
•Assisted with the design and data collection of a spatial database, locating brow ditches in all Open Space areas for the City of San Diego’s Records.
•Used the GPS device to map trails and other assets to help with the creating new trails and plans for designated open space areas.
•Digitized vegetation alliances and associations around new trails to be included in the proposal for new plans to open space parks
•Assisted with the design of the most recent Park Ranger Responsibility map.
•Identified and resolved discrepancies among some of the internal data layers and their attribute tables.
Plans, Subdivisions and Improvement Drawings
•Located, read and interpreted the drawings of engineering and landscaping plans, such as improvement drawings, subdivisions, grading maps, irrigation and planting plans, brush management areas and easement maps.
Workers Compensation Coordinator:
Jerome C. Hall M.D. Inc Feb 2004 – Jan 2012
•Answering phone calls, making copies, calendars, and other clerk and administrative tasks.
• Managing medical records and schedules along with minor computer maintenance and troubleshooting.
•Ability to effectively and efficiently use ESRI GIS software: ArcMap 9.2, 9.3 10.0, ArcCatalog 9.3, 10.0
•Intermediate skills in using ESRI ArcPad (8.0) installed in a Trimble GeoXH GPS unit.
•Able to use SPSS for statistical analysis
•Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint.
•Basic computer programming skills, e.g. Computer Science 107: Intro to Java
•First Aid CPR Certified
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Neil Calvert read and listened to what the Directions Magazine editors had to say about BIM and GIS and he didn't completely agree. So he offers a ten point interpretation of BIM plus some links to additional resources.