STEPHANIE SAEPHAN, GISP

Email: 
stephanie@opengislab.com

Website: 
opengislab.com

GISP 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. 

GIS SOFTWARE

  • ESRI Desktop and Server Products (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Web App Builder, GeoPortal)

  • QGIS Desktop and Server

  • GeoServer

  • PostgreSQL/PostGIS

  • LizMap Web Mapping Client Application

  • OpenGeo Suite Stack (Boundless)

  • Leaflet

KEY SKILLS

  • Technical Training and Writing

  • Geodatabase Design 

  • 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

ACTIVITIES

Board of Directors, Hawaii Geographic Information Coordinating Council (2016 - Current)

Annual GIS Day Volunteer (2016, 2017)

Oahu ESRI User Group Member (2010 - Current)

EDUCATION

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
M.S. Botany (2006)          

Clark University, Worcester, MA
B.A. Geography (1997)      

EXPERIENCE

GROUP 70 INTERNATIONAL  (G70)
GIS Lead (4/2012 - Current)

  • Lead in creating, improving, and developing GIS project strategies

  • 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

  • Write project proposals and scope of work 

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

  • 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
GIS Specialist

  • 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
GIS Consultant

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

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 sites