STEPHANIE SAEPHAN, GISP
GISP (#91282) certified professional with 20 years of experience specializing in customized trainings, technical writing, geospatial database design, workflow process development, web mapping applications, spatial analysis, data visualization, and needs-assessment.
ESRI Desktop and Server Products (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Web App Builder, GeoPortal)
QGIS Desktop and Server
LizMap Web Mapping Client Application
OpenGeo Suite Stack (Boundless)
Technical Training and Writing
Workflow Process Development
Cartographic Production and Standards
Metadata Creation and Standards (SDSFIE, FGDC, ISO)
GIS Needs Assessment
Data Interoperability (CAD, LiDAR, KML/KMZ)
Remote Sensing and Image Analyses
Board of Directors, Hawaii Geographic Information Coordinating Council (2016 - Current)
Annual GIS Day Volunteer (2016, 2017)
Oahu ESRI User Group Member (2010 - Current)
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
M.S. Botany (2006)
Clark University, Worcester, MA
B.A. Geography (1997)
G70 (GROUP 70 INTERNATIONAL)
GIS Lead (4/2012 - Current)
Lead in creating, improving, and developing GIS project strategies
Manage GIS-based project, write project proposals and scope of work
Manage GIS server and provide technical support for 30 users
Implement an opensource GIS server stack to create an in-house web mapping application
Develop company cartographic standards and GIS manual
Customize ArcGIS user interface so deployment of software and updates is consistent for all users
Train Environmental Planners, Civil Engineers, & Architects in GIS
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA (8/2002 - 4/2012)
Worked in various positions within the University system over a 10-year period, either concurrently at 0.50%FTE or on consulting basis
Department of Botany
GIS Lab Manager/Jr. Researcher
Provided GIS services, needs-assessment, trainings, and workshops for students, faculty, and affiliates
Conducted GIS-based ecological research on avian diseases, invasive species spread, and seabird foraging in the Hawaiian-Pacific islands
Managed the operation (hardware & software) of the joint, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit/Botany Department’s GIS research lab
MAGIS Geospatial Center, Hamilton Library
GIS Coordinator/Data Manager
Acted as the University-wide, point-person for GIS help and services to students, faculty, and general library users
Implemented a Hawaii/Pacific Rim centric geoportal that searches and harvests all GIS data and maps available in-house and from external cooperating partners.
Managed, inventoried, and prepared all in-house digital map collection for web deployment on the center’s website
Environmental Systems Lab, School of Architecture
Developed GIS-based web mapping application for a campus-wide Building Information Modeling and campus planning project
Conducted spatial analyses of residential energy consumption and efficiency for the Forest City military housing complex on Oahu
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Developed a private, GIS-based web mapping application for the State of Hawaii’s renewable energy project to route an underwater, inter-island transmission cable to distribute wind generated energy from Lanai and Molokai to Oahu
MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY
GIS Consultant (9/1999 - 10/2000, 4/2001 - 7/2002)
Contributed to studies of water quality and reservoir risk assessments and mapping and analyses of facilities distribution system
Redesigned, cleaned, coded, and mapped legacy spatial and non-spatial databases
Trained interns and staff members in the use of customized GIS applications
Performed tests on legacy GIS system and resolved problems related with system upgrade and ArcGIS and ArcSDE migration
URBAN DATA SOLUTIONS, INC.
GIS Programmer/Customer Applications Manager (10/2000 - 4/2001)
Developed programming-based solutions to client problems in the 3D spatial data and services industry
Writing proposals for consulting projects
Resolved client issues and acting as client liaison providing project needs assessments
Trained clients in use of customized GIS applications and software
Designing company-wide centralized client database
OCEANSPRAY CRANBERRIES, INC.
GIS Analyst (5/1997 - 4/1999)
Assessed cranberry bog health and production acreage by analyzing high resolution aerial imagery
Self-taught Arc Macro Language (AML) coding in ArcInfo to perform geoprocessing functions
Created cranberry atlas and assisted with content creation and maintenance of intranet and Grower-Owner extranet site
HOUSING DEMOGRAPHICS CONSULTING PROJECTS
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF CHICAGO (5/2005 - 9/2005)
Consultant for project examining if subprime mortgage loans with escrow provisions perform better than those without escrow. Involvement included: cleaning, preparing, and standardizing data from mortgage loan originators and servicers; run competing hazard models (failure versus prepay) of loan performance for six vintages of subprime loans.
U.S. DEPT. OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (8/2004 - 8/2005)
Consultant on project examining if increasing rates of home-ownership among minorities are leading to lower levels of residential segregation in U.S. metropolitan areas using Census and Home Mortgage Disclosure Act loan data. Involvement included: assembling and cleaning geographic boundary files, and performing segregation analysis on population and mortgage lending data for 50 large U.S. metropolitan areas.
NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT CORPORATION (5/2002 - 7/2002)
Worked on the Campaign for Home Ownership 2002 project. Performed location analysis used for strategic planning and implementation of NRC service delivery and expansion. Consulted on project research design and helped reorganize client database. Cleaned and prepared data for use in presentations.
JOINT CENTER FOR HOUSING STUDIES, HARVARD UNIVERSITY (7/2000 - 3/2002)
Consultant for various GIS-based projects for the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. Some selected projects:
Evaluating Multi-ethnic Segregation Patterns: Implemented spatial segregation measures for project and evaluating multi-ethnic segregation using 1990 and 2000 census, and Home Mortgage Disclosure Act loan data.
Impact of the Community Reinvestment Act.: Used census and mortgage lending data for spatial analysis of case study data for Ford Foundation-funded comprehensive evaluation of federal anti-redlining legislation.
Low-Income Homeownership Symposium: Provided GIS research support for the Center’s Low-Income Homeownership Symposium including spatial analysis of economic and demographic variability in home-buying at the census tract level in ten metropolitan areas.