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National Park Service

GIS Research Intern (April 2019 - Present) 8 months 25 hours/week and , 3 months 35 hours/week
  • Mobile Data Collection Training (available upon request)

    • Updated a training document to teach non-GIS users how to properly collect geospatial field data using ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Collector, and Survey123

    • Created a combined document that allows for workflows if data is sensitive and requiring additional firewall protection online or non-sensitive data​ hosted directly in ArcGIS Online

    • Developed exercises that teach proper data management skills and naming conventions according to the National Park Service standards

    • Implemented worksheets and exercises that help participants apply training towards a project they are working on, converting their projects into a geospatial application, developing their own feature classes, attributes, schema's, and domains.

    • Meet with staff to go through documentation comments and resolve any issues prior to delivering training at parks in the Intermountain region and at the regional office

  • Digitizing climbing routes on Devil's Tower National Monument​ (DETO) through UAS 3D modeling

    • With 240+ climbing routes, 80 were completed prior to my employment, where I digitized ~160 routes that included attributes such as grade, difficulty, pitch count, length and difficulty of each pitch, how to come off the route, and disclaimers that the data is for visual purposes and based on routes from a DETO climbing book.​

    • Additionally added rappel routes, known safe anchor points, and approach routes to the base of the routes.

    • Went to national monument to meet with scientific climbing technician to verify each of the 240+ climbing routes for accuracy on the 3D model and accurate attribute information.

    • Presented the data in an ArcGIS Online web application with configured search capabilities:

    • Wrote article on project for NPS Geospatial Insights delivered to all GIS employees in the National Park Service. 

    • Created a 3D animation fly by of the tower to submit at the ESRI Fed Conference in April 2020.

















  • Dark Sky Parks Dashboard​

    • Created a web dashboard that represents the status of night sky parks within the intermountain region, determined on interest in the program, application in process, application in review, and a certified dark sky park.​

    • Visually created a stunning cartographic design with a sleet 3D hillshade background and highlighting colors for park status

    • Added in light pollution data collected from Germany vendor to show location of parks to areas of high light pollution

    • Developed tools and widgets in the dashboard to group layers in the legend and show an interactive graphic of dark sky park status count based on zoom of the web map.

  • Sand Creek National Historic Site Interpretive Panels

    • Creating maps in collaboration with historic experts at the park of the invasion of Sand Creek in 5 to 10 minute intervals

    • Maps demonstrated the British invasion routes, native american escape routes, sand pits, the bluff used for attacking at high ground, and key locations of leaders and chiefs during the attack.​​

    • Create strong cartographic print maps to be displayed along the main trail at the park to depict the battle and guide visitors in the tragic event that happened.

  • Data Management for Wastewater Facilities Data​base

    • Converted AutoCAD facilities data into correct projection and GIS standards to then be added into the regional servers properly​

    • Stored the data in the regional SDE's with standardized naming conventions, attributes, and symbology of features

    • Uploaded data to Park Atlas, a project within the Intermountain region to display gathered geospatial data to the parks through Geocortex

  • Updated the Intermountain Regional Map

    • Update new boundaries for NP, NHA, NM, NHP, NHS, and NMEM to reflect changes of park status or additions.

    • Worked within Adobe Illustrator to make color, label, and individual layer edits.

    • Cartographically change imagery and transparency of base layers to better reflect aerial imagery, hillshade, and display the data with cartographic excellence. Follow the NPS standard symbology, font, and color schemes.

    • Print full size maps with a plotter to display maps around the office and at additional departments within the building.

  • Enhance an Energy Development Web Mapping ArcGIS Online Dashboard Application

    • Convert data found online as a shapefile or csv to a feature class within project file geodatabases.

    • Adhere to the regional data management standards and naming conventions.

    • Publish layers from ArcGIS Pro to the online enterprise account in ArcGIS Online, which was then added as a feature service into the dashboard.

    • Data added included Wyoming migratory ungulate paths and energy development parcels updated every three months for all states within the Intermountain Region.

    • Utilized ArcGIS Online Web Dashboard Application to display data and distribute to partners and others within NPS.

  • Bandelier National Monument Wildlife Observation Survey

    • Create a phone or tablet friendly wildlife observation survey for visitors at the park.

    • Utilizing Survey123 to allow visitors to log location of wildlife seen, species observed, wildlife habitat, species observations for determining what the animal is doing, and other pertinent information noted.

  • Bandelier National Monument Pre and Post Fire Stream Channel Model

    • Produced a usable watershed model through ArcGIS Pro Modelbuilder to determine erosion within the Las Frijoles stream channel in Bandelier National Monument before and after a significant fire.

    • Reclassified and calculated rasters to determine areas of significant change where potential field survey and work should be completed to halt further erosion of the stream channel.

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