Introduce Yourself!

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02-02-2018 12:21 PM
MichelleMathias
Community Manager

Welcome to GeoNet!

 

We are a community that collaborates, learns and shares together. To help you connect with other members, we started this introduction thread. Think of this as your intro to GeoNet networking and a chance to get to know  each other as we begin our GeoNet journey.

 

Please introduce yourself to the rest of the community by sharing your answers to the questions in the comments section below.

  • Where do you work and what is your role? 
  • What GIS success have you had this year and what product did you use? (big or small - no win is out of bounds)
  • What is your expertise (GIS related or not), and how can that help the community?

 

Bonus Round! Post the coordinates to your favorite place on earth.

note: this post has been archived, and is available in read only mode. To create a new introduction, please visit the new GeoNet Member Introductions‌ space. Thank you!

Community Manager, Esri Community Team.
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MichelleMathias
Community Manager

Hello Clement, Welcome to GeoNet, the Esri Community! I hope you find people to connect with and helpful resources here! There are a few places that might be of interest to get you started on your GIS journey:

Education

GIS Jobs

Natural Resources

Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS)

Cheers and good luck with your studies!

Michelle

Community Manager, Esri Community Team.
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HansHägeby
New Contributor

Where do you work and what is your role?

Hi, I'm Hans, working as a GIS engineer at the local municipality of Växjö, Sweden, soon 100 000 inhabitants and growing fast. The role includes being GIS developer, GIS Architect, GIS advisor, GIS administrator, GIS analyst etc, with tasks ranging from ArcSDE administering and publishing services to ArcGIS Online and the local ArcGIS Portal to network anlysis and developing web maps using Web App Builder Developer edition as well as customizing ArcMap through python addins using both python and FME as a python subprocess. Have some 17 years of professional GIS experience, 7 of these as a GIS consultant/project manager for large GIS projects.

 

What GIS success have you had this year and what product did you use?

Developing a FME schema to automatically create LOD0, LOD 1, LOD 2 and LOD 2.5 (=not including all details of LOD 3, but LOD 2 plus correct roof structures including correct eaves and larger on-roof structures) from ESPA-mapped roof surfaces, DEM lidar data, 2D-building footprints and the building id point data, and saving these to the SDE with correct relationship info. This has been implemented as ArcMap buttons through python addins. 

 

What is your expertise (GIS related or not), and how can that help the community?

FME and python (arcpy) developer, automizing tasks for the benefit of other GIS users or the inhabitants through e-services.

 

Favourite Location
There are lots of places, some of which I have visited and some I have not, but one recent favourite being:
31.625646, -7.988328

MichelleMathias
Community Manager

Hi Hans, Welcome to GeoNet!  We are happy to have you join us. I hope you find it a useful place to connect with people and find resources. Here are a few places of interest in the community:

Python

ArcAPI‌ 

ArcGIS Online

Portal for ArcGIS

Network Analyst

Cheers,

Michelle

Community Manager, Esri Community Team.
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LeePenny
New Contributor II

Where do you work and what is your role?

Hello! My name is Lee. I am a GIS Programmer Analyst at County of Sonoma (Sonoma County, California). I have been here for about 10 years. I worked in the County's Transportation & Public Works Department, as a GIS Technician, until about a year ago, when I was promoted to my current role at our central IT department. Since then, I have moved away from data editing and field data collection, and am now working on programming data processing models in python, developing web applications in ArcGIS Online, providing system admin/database support (managing users, roles/groups, etc.) to our end users, and developing open data websites in ArcGIS Hub.

What GIS success have you had this year and what product did you use? (big or small - no win is out of bounds)

My biggest success this year was building an Open Data site for my former department, Transportation & Public Works. The site acts as a comprehensive inventory of our County-maintained road system, a hub for interactive maps related to County roads, as well as proving information about past and future road paving projects. (Check it out here, if you like.) This project turned out to be very well received, we are now creating open data sites for other topics within our organization (emergency management, zoning and permits, etc.)

What is your expertise (GIS related or not), and how can that help the community?

In terms of subject matter, my background is in civil engineering, specifically in the management of roads and highways, road-related structures (bridges, street lights, etc.), road maintenance management/work order systems, and road pavement management. My GIS work experience includes the following, in chronological order: field mapping using GNSS, digitizing and data editing in ArcGIS, data analysis and reporting, database design and architecture, model building and python programming, and GIS-integrated web development.

How can this help the community? I believe what I have seen: that GIS can be used to vastly improve working processes in government, thereby allowing public agencies to better serve the public good.

LeslieFountain
Esri Regular Contributor

Hi Lee Penny, Welcome to GeoNet! 

Thanks for sharing your hub with the community! It sounds like you will be a great resource for guidance here. You might want to check out these following places for industry and other related discussions to your work:

Cheers,

Leslie

RahulPawar1
New Contributor III
  • Where do you work and what is your role?

Hello, I am Rahul Pawar working as a GIS Specialist and Hydrographic Data Processor at Saipem in Sharjah, UAE.

I look forward to hearing from - especially those who are working in Oil and Gas Industry with respect to GIS.

Thank you.

What GIS success have you had this year and what product did you use?

I have been using GeoNet community since two years and it really helped me in my day to day work here in Saipem.

 

What is your expertise (GIS related or not), and how can that help the community?

As I am working in the Hydrographic survey field since last 7 years, I can help the community with my experience in Marine survey data management using GIS.

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LeslieFountain
Esri Regular Contributor

Welcome to GeoNet Rahul Pawar!

Glad to hear GeoNet has been a resource for you and we're happy to have you as a member. If you haven't done so already, check out the following places related to your interests:

Cheers,

Leslie

LoriDelacruz_Lewis
New Contributor III

Where do you work and what is your role? 

I am the sustainability coordinator at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas. I am also a PhD student in Urban Planning & Public Policy at the University of Texas at Arlington.

What GIS success have you had this year and what product did you use?

Our college hosts an Early College High School on our campus; in January 2019 I obtained an ESRI K–12 license and launched a GIS Project where students are learning ArcGIS Online by mapping how climate change is affecting our campus and community. They are also using Survey 123 to do litter surveys and are working on simple geolocation storymaps.

What is your expertise (GIS related or not), and how can that help the community?

Personally, I'm still an ArcGIS novice but am determined to become proficient; I want to introduce GIS in the classroom whenever possible and utilize it in my urban planning research. I found an article on crowdsourcing a storymap the other day and definitely want to use that for a city-wide high school project. We'll also be starting on our campus tree inventory in September. So many cool tools, so little time.

My favorite place can be found here.

41.099777, -80.674909

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LeslieFountain
Esri Regular Contributor

Welcome to GeoNet Lori

You've got some great projects in the works. Education might be a helpful resource to you as your projects develop with the students. For your Ph.D. studies, you might be interested in following Urban and Regional Planning.

Here are a few other places related to the project plans with your students:

Best wishes on working with your students! Let us know how it goes in a Blog‌ post!  See Creating Blog Posts‌ located in the GeoNet Resource Hub‌ to learn how.

Cheers,

Leslie

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ThomasYork3
New Contributor II

Hi Leslie,

I clicked on the ‘Survey123’ link and received the following error message. Any thoughts?

Sincerely,

Thomas York, GIS Manager

P: 717-525-2571

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