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GIS Specialist: ArcGIS 10.x, cartography, GIS analyst, aerial analysis

Rialto, California, United States
65,000 - 85,000 per year
February 17, 2018

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Margaret Gooding

Rialto, CA *****


Expert in ArcGIS and extensions, cartography, GIS analysis, heads-up digitizing, researching data, and graphic arts.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

GIS and Graphics Specialist

LSA Associates - Riverside, CA

July 2004 to February 2018

The GIS/Graphics Department handles all maps and figures for all outgoing reports. I performed GIS analysis for various reports. I also did graphic design work for report covers, posters and more. I was head of the department and worked as part of a team, creating a variety of maps and many types of graphics for clients. Projects ranged from archaeological and paleontological studies to biological studies, endangered species identification, EIR, EIS, General Plans, Master Plans and traffic studies. Major projects include Jurupa Valley General Plan, I-15/I-215 Devore Interchange Improvements EIR and technical studies, Loma Linda General Plan Update, Redlands General Plan Update, Rolling Hills Estates General Plan Update, Mid-county Parkway project, Upper Santa Ana River Wash Land Management Plan and Habitat Conservation Plan, Perris Marketplace EIR, Main Street Master Plan, Hesperia, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Master Plan technical studies, Tejon Ranch Condor Habitat Conservation Plan, Rancho Las Flores EIR in Hesperia, Wal-Mart Supercenter at Canyon Crossings, Riverside, Colton Crossing project, several projects for West Valley Water District, a number of Edison projects, Missoula, Montana traffic studies, several other interchange projects, several solar projects and wind turbine projects.

GIS Technician II

Redlands Institute, a GIS Research and Applications organization - Redlands, CA July 2003 to June 2004

As a GIS Technician II, I was responsible for GIS and web support for the Redlands Institute. I worked closely with other members of the Redlands Institute in developing cartographic products for the various GIS projects. I also provided graphic development and technical support for the Redlands Institute website and Intranet site. I have designed several graphic products for the Institute including posters and report covers. I played a major roll in the Children and Families of San Bernardino County (First Five) Project, providing cartographic and GIS analysis support. I was also involved in the compilation, analysis and standardization of the Desert Tortoise Project Line Distance Sampling data. I was also responsible for creating and updating data and metadata. GIS Product Specialist for GIS Consulting firm

GIS Technology, Inc - Redlands, CA

November 1998 to February 2003

At GIS Technology, I tested software for release (GIS value-added software). I reported software bugs to the programmers and helped them isolate them. I designed a testing procedure for testing the software under various conditions. I wrote help files for our software using RoboHelp and Photoshop. I created maps for clients and demos for our products for use at trade shows and client presentations. I designed CD labels, inserts, flyers and advertising. I maintained our company web site ( I provided technical support to clients. I created a screen cam demo of our software using a number of software applications. I used ArcGIS 8.2, ArcIMS 4.0 and ArcView 3.3 on a daily basis. I set up and ran an internal ArcIMS web site for use with our Document Management Integration product. I created training materials for teaching clients how to use our software, as well as ESRI and FileNET software. I used and maintained our HP750C Plotter. Lab Technician

Edward Babcock & Sons Lab - Riverside, CA

August 1998 to November 1998

This is a state certified water testing lab. I performed tests on water samples using approved EPA or Standard Methods. I prepared reagents and lab standards. I also prepared samples for other lab technicians.

Intern in Product Development, ArcView Release Team ESRI - Redlands, CA

April 1998 to June 1998

I worked as an intern on the ArcView Release Team doing beta-testing for ArcView 3.0a and 3.1, and their extensions (released and unreleased) including 3-D Analyst, Business Analyst, Network Analyst, Street Map 1.0, Street Map 2000, Tracking Analyst, Image Analysis, Spatial Analyst, ArcPress, and others included in the core product. I learned to use these products thoroughly, creating new projects from a variety of sources as well as my own data (including a 3-D earthquake demonstration project). I helped with the year 2000 testing and documentation for the ArcView products. I learned to use the DDTS system for reporting bugs (I found more than 50 that were entered into the system). I helped teach new interns how to use the various systems.

Lab Assistant and Technician

Clinical Laboratory of San Bernardino - Grand Terrace, CA January 1996 to April 1998

This is a state certified water testing lab. I used the computer daily to log in samples, input data and write reports. I printed documentation for the samples to distribute to various departments. I performed tests on water samples using approved EPA or Standard Methods. I prepared reagents and lab standards. I also prepared samples for other lab technicians. At Clinical I researched, compiled, designed and wrote a comprehensive listing of all the tests done at the lab with their approved testing methods, preservation methods, sample bottle requirements and other information for use by the employees and customers. I wrote a training manual for use in log in and for performing the lab tests that were my responsibility. I trained new employees in these areas.


Master of Science in Geographical Information Systems UniGIS program at Manchester Metropolitan University and Simon Fraser University - Manchester, UK and Vancouver, BC

February 2002 to October 2007

Certificate in GIS

San Bernardino Valley College - San Bernardino, CA September 1997 to June 1998

Bachelor of Science in Geological Science

California State University - Fullerton, CA

June 1994

Associate of Arts in Art & Math

Fullerton College - Fullerton, CA

Geodatabase Development, Annotation, ArcGIS 3-D Analyst, HAZUS-MH and more

ESRI Virtual Campus - Redlands, CA


ArcGIS (10+ years), Cartography (10+ years), GIS Analysis (10+ years), Aerial Analysis (10+ years), heads up digitizing (10+ years), Graphic Design (10+ years), Corel Draw (10+ years), Adobe Illustrator

(10+ years), Adobe Photoshop (10+ years), Word (10+ years), Excel (10+ years), Research (10+ years), Oral and written communication (10+ years) Groups

Inland Geological Society

1996 to Present

Geological Society. Treasurer. We have monthly meetings with geology related speakers. Redlands Art Association

1990 to Present

Art association with many local artist members and a sales gallery in Redlands. Ceramics, painting, photography and more. I am a committee chair.


Trails Map ie=UTF8&qid=151*******&sr=8-2&keywords=trails+map+of+mission+trails+regional+park December 2008

Mission Trails Regional Park Trails Map

Cycling the Trails of San Diego: A Mountain Biker's Guide*******/ref=sr_1_1? s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=151*******&sr=1-1

November 2010

cartographer for all the trail maps in the book

Cycling the Palm Springs Region*******/ref=sr_1_2? s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=151*******&sr=1-2

January 2008

cartographer for all the trail maps in the book

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and Adjoining Open Spaces*******/ref=sr_1_2? s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=151*******&sr=1-2&keywords=los+penasquitos+map cartographer for Map of Los Penasquitos Preserve

Additional Information

• Utilized IBM/PC compatible computers and software including: and ArcGIS 10.x and extensions, HAZUS-MH, Windows 7, Corel Draw X8, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, MS Word, MS Excel, several graphics programs and many others.

• Extensive cartographic knowledge and experience

• Very Proficient with ArcGIS, creating maps and doing analysis

• Tested Software systematically and tenaciously

• Wrote help files for GIS software products using RoboHelp.

• Skilled in oral and written communication.

• Conducted research, analyzed results and wrote reports.

• Published article in ArcUser magazine.

• Adept at fast, accurate data entry.

• Developed and implemented bookkeeping system, job descriptions, interviewing system, training techniques and training manuals.

• Supervised, trained and motivated up to ten employees.

• Designed web graphics, CD labels, and advertising for newspapers, magazines, flyers and other media services.

• Resourceful, conscientious, talented, dependable and organized.

• Able to learn quickly.

• Self-starter, work well with minimal supervision.

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