When did you start working at WorldView Solutions?
Just what is it that you do here?
I primarily focus on database management and spatial datasets with a specialty in utilities networks. This includes all aspects of utilities data projects; from initial database design to data development to final quality control and delivery. Another aspect of my role here is to work with our field crews to oversee GPS data collection tasks. Worldview uses Trimble field products/software and we are excited to be utilizing the new GPS Positions software suite. One of my most interesting tasks is integrating live GIS data with work order management systems such as Azteca’s Cityworks and Infor’s EAM.
What recent project have you worked on where your key skills and specialties were utilized?
Worldview has an ongoing project with the City of Lynchburg, Virginia to catalog and map their stormwater utility dataset. I was part of the team that met with City personnel to redesign their existing database to fit what they needed in 2013. Much of stormwater network development is like a puzzle, fitting together multiple data sources and eras- one of my strengths is deciphering these tough areas. Our team at Worldview is utilizing the City’s excellent digital elevation model and Esri ArcHydro tools to generate best flow lines which help to show how storm outfalls drain to water bodies.
Before working at WorldView, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
In my free time away from Worldview I serve as a cross country coach at a local high school. As a former competitive runner it is really fulfilling to be able to give back to a sport that has done so much for me personally. I get much more out of seeing my runners do well than any success I may have had in the past.
How did you become involved in GIS?
After finishing undergrad I was unsure what I wanted to do long term. I ended up back in Richmond taking graduate courses at VCU; I had no experience with GIS but it sounded interesting since I really like geography and computers. It ended being a perfect fit!