Stan Harrison
Lead Developer

Just what is it that you do here?

About half of my time is spent assisting clients and other staff with design and technical problems. The rest of the time I am developing various web applications.

What recent project have you worked on where your key skills and specialties were utilized?

I was the lead developer on a multi-tenant application we built called PracticeKeeper. Developing the application was challenging as it allows individual districts/clients to customize certain aspects of it, but still provide standard quarterly reports that can be sent to state environmental departments.

Before working at WorldView, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

Throughout high school and most of college, I worked for a fixture company loading and unloading tractor trailers. It would often be over 110 degrees in the trailers, and I was burned more than once by touching hot metal surfaces. Now I really appreciate working in a climate-controlled environment.

How did you become involved in GIS?

I was exposed to GIS while working at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. I was primarily responsible for maintaining their VirginiaScan website which include mapping functionality that was powered by ArcIMS. Since then, I’ve gone on to use most web mapping APIs including ESRI’s JavaScript API, Google, Leaflet, and I’ve also built a couple custom APIs from the ground up.