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GIS Specialist
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Samuel is an Information Technology professional who has specialised in his passion for GIS, Data Science and Cartography. He gives strong business insight by combining location data with cloud, mobile and web technologies. He provides technical leadership for GIS project delivery and forges relationships with clients. He uses skills in analysis, communication, intiative, organisation and problem-solving and works well under pressure either individually or as part of a larger team.


Kingston University
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Geographical Information Systems and Science, 2.1 (Hons)
2001 – 2004

Ecclesbourne Secondary School
A-Levels 4 and GCSE's 12 including 6 A*/A English, Maths, etc.
1994 – 2001


ITIL Service Management 990377701 May 2011
ILM Leadership and Management
PTRC Highways Traffic Transportation
GIS Skills :
ArcGIS Desktop
ArcGIS Enterprise
ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Pro
ArcGIS Server
Business Development
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Google Maps
Image Processing
Information Management
Mobile Mapping
Remote Sensing
Spatial Analysis
SQL Server
Web Mapping
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Worcestershire County Council
GIS Specialist (Commercial and Change)
Worcestershire County Council
November 2012 – March 2017 (4 years 5 months)Worcester, United Kingdom
- Determined root causes by investigating servers, applications, scripts and datasets.
- Enhanced service by managing incidents, requests, installs, changes, tests, upgrades & patches.
- Ensured operations by leading technical support of business critical GIS, Exor and Mayrise systems.
- Improved capability by coaching colleagues, mentoring staff & evaluating processes and procedures.
- Justified changes by signing off business cases, assessing impacts, managing risks, verifying backups.
- Monitored service levels by tracking all problems and monitoring customer fedback and expectation.
- Reduced conflicts by planning and coordinating product roadmaps, resources and timescales.
- Resolved external issues by building great working relationships and teamwork with third parties.
- Spread knowledge by training others and documenting applications, servers and workflows.

Worcestershire County Council
GIS Developer (Commercial and Change)
Worcestershire County Council
November 2009 – November 2012 (3 years 1 month)Worcester, United Kingdom
- ArcGIS Server administration and maintenance. Project Development and Testing.
- Created maps and spatial datasets using ArcGIS Desktop, FME and Open Source GIS.
- Created, customised and maintained ESRI ArcGIS based applications and APIs.
- Delivered end to end by product design, development, testing, release and maintenance.
- Hands-on design and development of solutions using CSS, HTML and Dojo.
- Modified spatial databases, tables, views, queries and stored procedures.

Derby City Council
GIS Manager Honorarium and Authority Liaison Officer (Corporate)
Derby City Council
July 2006 – November 2009 (3 years 5 months)Derby, United Kingdom
- Supervised GIS resources and professional activities including databases, apps, research & analysis.
- Understood and interpreted organisational geospatial needs, developed apps and products to fulfill.
- Interfaced with divisions to ensure programme continuously delivered products to meet their goals.
- Met divisional management practices, standards and direction, communicating this to peers.
- Marketed and developed GIS services, managed projects, and mentored staff.
- Performed needs assessment for geospatial solutions and defined solutions and training needs.
- Undertook bid response and assistance for Highways and Street Lighting.

Derby City Council
Highways Network Manager (Environment and Regeneration)
Derby City Council
April 2006 – November 2009 (3 years 8 months)Derby, United Kingdom
- Capacity planning, database integrity, customisation, data sensitivity & staff communications.
- Carried out the most complex GIS technical troubleshooting.
- Communicated technical and GIS centric information to a non-technical audiences.
- Data standards, procedures, documentation, metadata, privileges, backup, recovery & archive.
- Database security, performance, conceptual design, logical design, physical design & testing.
- Designed new GIS analysis methodologies, applications, and strategies.
- Established and implemented policies, procedures, and technologies, applying industry practices.
- Led, coordinated, and managed all aspects of GIS implementations.
- Troubleshooted and resolved problems, performed data audits and quality control measures.

Derby City Council
Senior IT Technician and LSG Custodian (Environment and Regeneration)
Derby City Council
November 2005 – April 2006 (6 months)Derby, United Kingdom
- Audited data quality, designed surveys, manipulated, analysed and interpreted complex datasets.
- Coordinated, implemented, and managed the organisation's strategies and initiatives for GIS apps.
- Developed and maintained GIS systems documentation.
- Developed records management policies and automated data validation processes.
- Developed standards for GIS deployment and use within the City.
- Managed enterprise-level GIS software systems to support storage and delivery of geospatial data.
- Overall integrity, accuracy, reliability and security of all enterprise level applications GIS systems.
- Oversaw design and maintenance of databases, including accepted operating standards.
- Tracked key performance indicators and developed analyses, reports and dashboards.

Derbyshire Dales District Council
Data Assistant and LLPG Custodian (Planning and E-Gov't)
Derbyshire Dales District Council
May 2005 – November 2005 (7 months)
- Assessed spatial needs of a department and recommended solutions.
- Complied with SNN BS766 data standard, integrated wider systems, reworked data change steps.
- Created Local Land and Property Gazetteer. Validated correct, current, coverage & complete.
- Developed standards for new datasets and applications to ensure integrity and compatibility.
- Established standards and procedures for data integration and extraction from the Enterprise GIS.
- Handled server backup and recovery, including strategies, tools and techniques.
- Interfaced with other departments and outside organisations regarding future projects.
- Provided high level and detail training to stakeholders on the Enterprise GIS system.
- Wrote strategy for how GIS could be developed to add value and benefit the entire organisation.

Cartographer (Commercial & Foreign Charts)
ADMIRALTY Maritime Products & Services (UK Hydrographic Office)
October 2004 – May 2005 (8 months)Taunton, United Kingdom
- Coordinated the design of Enterprise GIS standards, policies and procedures that guided operations.
- Coordinated the efforts for resolving technical issues related to the Enterprise GIS system.
- Designed maps at best scales and projections using derivation, simplification, generalisation.
- Ensured that GIS technology and services were used efficiently, of quality and met needs.
- Evaluated land and sea features from remotely sensed, photogrammetric, stereo and survey data.
- Led and costed out several critical products, managing budgets, staff and production schedules.
- Oversaw database, infrastructure, applications, and staff resources met organisation requirements.
- Oversaw the development of internal GIS training programs.
- Promoted GIS capability and marketed it with presentations, meetings and work proposals.
- Provided advice on GIS projects and guided GIS interfaces between staff and groups.


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