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Resume Details: Josephine Horton

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5100 Spaanem Ave Madison WI USA

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Fax : 9202102177

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Remote Sensing Analyst
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Education :
University of Wisconsin-Madison
• Bachelor of Science-Natural Resources, Majors in Wildlife Ecology and Landscape Architecture-Natural Resources
• Geographic Information Systems Certificate
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Software experience:

• Microsoft Office Suite
• Adobe Creative Suite
Work Experience :
Continental Mapping Consultants (Sun Prairie, WI)
Geospatial Technician LTE September 2016 to October 2016
• Utilized detailed protocols and feature descriptions to assist in the creation and update of maps for the Multinational Geospatial Co-production Program (MGCP)
• Evaluated high-resolution satellite imagery to identify high-priority cultural, transportation, and landcover features of interest
• Digitized topographic and geographic features using stereo-enabled Summit and Microstation software within acceptable accuracy standards of <1 meter

Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office (Madison, WI)
Remote Sensing Analyst July 2014 to August 2016
• Created statewide land cover map for Wisconsin (circa 2010) with over 40 land cover classes at highest level of detail
• Evaluated over 20 existing land cover studies to harness existing data for creation of sample database containing over 1 million data points
• Developed training materials, protocols, and guidelines for field-based collection of additional land cover data points for rare and/or high-priority classes not well represented in existing data sets

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Madison, WI)
Remote Sensing Specialist March 2013 to July 2014
• Created land cover maps for over 3 million acres of DNR project areas showing overall map accuracy exceeding 85%
• Evaluated progress of project areas goals through identification of land cover change, extent and availability of various grassland habitat types, and potential influences of management practices, land reserve programs, and land acquisition processes
• Collaborated with other DNR departments and projects to identify additional remote sensing and GIS project opportunities, including assisting in the digitization of statewide grassland burn units

The World Bank (Washington, D.C.) and UW-Madison Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (Madison, WI)
Temporary Consultant and Remote Sensing Analyst May 2012 to October 2013
• Assisted in creation of classified land cover maps using International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) land cover classes
• Identified System for Terrestrial Ecosystem Parameterization (STEP) and Region of Interest (ROI) sites throughout Asia using photo-interpretation of timeline imagery from Google Earth and ENVI image processing software
• Collaborated with team members in creation of progress reports, manual map correction, accuracy assessments, and final publications

UW-Madison Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (Madison, WI)
Remote Sensing Analyst May 2011 to September 2011
• Evaluated and collected satellite imagery for region around Guangzhou, China to identify and classify areas of land use change and urban expansion
• Created land use and land change maps through application of decision tree classification methods, and additional manual process to develop and refine maps outlining urban development in region

Madison Audubon Society (Madison, WI)
Restoration Intern May 2009 to August 2009
• Maintained high-quality habitat and improved project areas through removal of invasive species, planting of native target species, and public outreach and education
• Participated in surveys of various endangered and threatened species including Hill’s Thistle and Regal Fritillary butterflies

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Rhinelander, WI)
LTE Research Technician May 2007 to August 2007
• Conducted scientific surveys of pre-treatment vegetation targeting species diversity, richness, age, and density for post-treatment comparisons of managed old-growth forest study
• Installed permanent research quadrats and deer exclusion devices in variety of habitat and topographic conditions to assist in future study processes and projects related to forest regeneration


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