2005 - Present: Stagecoach Group,
As the Data and Market Analyst for Stagecoach I have a wide and varied role. Primarily responsible for managing demographic and customer information to support both research & development and marketing activities, I also play a role in leveraging the value of information maintained by the company to get buses out of the depot on time.
Stagecoach is unique in its approch to customer information management within the UK transportation sector and I play a major role in managing this electronic data.
June 2003 - September 2004: Civil Service Career Break - Independent GIS Consultant, New Zealand
On a sabbatical from Communities Scotland I travelled to New Zealand to further my professional technical and project management and personal skills as an independent Geographic Information consultant to Davis Ogilvie & Partners and Canterbury Museum in Christchurch.
Using my experience of exploiting housing and demographic datasets within GIS, my primary success during this trip was helping Davis Ogilvie implement a property based GIS which was unique in their market.
August 1998 - July 2005: Communities
Scotland, Thistle House, Haymarket, Edinburgh
As the GIS co-ordinator for Communities Scotland, I am responsible for delivering the GIS Strategy. I manage the delivery of software, data, and training for the organisation and chair the internal Geographic Information User Group. A key role involves documenting user needs, planning and project managing application development.
I co-ordinated a multi-agency Internet GIS pilot which draws on data from numerous public organisations and the private sector. The Webmapping Pilot was recognised as an important vehicle for delivering the Scottish Executive's Modernising Government targets.
I represent the organisation as an active member of the Scottish Executive / Ordnance Survey Consortium, an Executive Board member of the Association of Geographic Information (Scotland); and on the Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics ICT working group.
1997 - August 1998: Clackmannanshire Council Development Services, Greenfield,
As a GIS Technical Assistant, I developed a strategy for capturing property records to GIS and Microsoft Access; developed a system to meet the strategy aims; and interpreted title deeds to populate the GIS based system. I also represented Development Services as GIS co-ordinator, liaising with senior Council management and Forth Valley GIS consultants to plan future GIS developments within the department.
1995 - August 1997: Department
of Geography, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA
A research assistant to the Department of Geography and the
Research Center, I secured a number of grants (including NASA funding)
to pursue two key research projects:
1995 - September 1995: SCOTTISHPOWER,
As a GIS trainer, I designed and implemented a complete suite of large scale training programmes (including full support documentation) for both ScottishPower and agency data capture staff. Using the Xerox Proscan II GIS system, users required instruction from basic operations (opening a map on screen and printing) to complex vector drawing, allowing network changes to be made straight to the GIS.
1993 - September 1993: Lebanon County Conservation District, Lebanon, Pennsylvania,
Working as an intern on the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Protection Program, I built a 27-theme GIS database for local government use. I digitised land parcels, geology, soil types, sewer lines, and wetlands and river themes, and also created maps of areas susceptible to water pollution.
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