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Benjamin Harrison Wheeler

949B San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706 | (707) 330-4780 | bwp8nt@mail.sfsu.edu



EDUCATION
M.S. Geographic Information Science,
San Francisco State University 2013-2015 GPA: 3.9

B.S. Environmental Sciences, B.S. Environmental Economics and Policy, B.A. Geography with Honors.
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 2009-2013
WORK
GIS Intern (May 2013 August 2014) GIS Data Resources, San Rafael, CA
Worked on a multimillion dollar project to produce high quality E911 spatially accurate addressing data
for the State of New York with an aggressive delivery schedule.
Built general and project-specific tools in python (scripts and ArcGIS python toolboxes) to streamline
workflows and automate repetitive tasks.
Designed and implemented methods for increasing the effectiveness of Quality Assurance and Quality
Control (QA/QC) tasks and reduced the time spent on those tasks by at least 25%.
Working in an ArcSDE and MS SQL versioned environment with extensive QA/QC processes.
Volunteer (November/December 2013) SF Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Tiburon, CA
Volunteered on a joint project doing image classification for a wetland restoration project in partnership
with Solano Land Trust.
Sought to delineate seasonal wetlands using 4-band aerial photography and image classification
techniques.
Program Analyst (August 2012- June 2013) Dept of Geography, Berkeley, CA
Acquired and aggregated high resolution digital elevation model (DEM) for the Bay Area.
Digitized major pipelines from images for areas without high-quality vector data.
GIS Analyst and Owner (2011-2013) BW Mapping Group, Berkeley, CA
Worked with campaign managers to develop maps for a political race.
Produced cartographic and analysis based deliverables in a time sensitive environment.
Worked extensively with demographic data on political related projects.
Independent Researcher (2010-2012) Environmental Science Policy & Management, Berkeley, CA
Modeled the geographic ranges of 88 bat species across North America and projections for various
IPCC emission scenarios from present-2080.
Used ModelBuilder extensively to process hundreds of raster datasets simultaneously.
GIS & Office Intern (2009-2011) Solano Land Trust, Fairfield, CA
Gained relevant experience in land management, ecology and GIS.
RELEVANT SKILLS
SQL, Python Scripting, ModelBuilder
Excel, MS Office power user
Raster and Vector Analysis
MS SQL Server, SDE
Technical Writing
ArcGIS 10.2, 10.1, 10 and 9.3 (5 years)
ArcGIS Online, Quantum GIS, CartoDB
QA/QC experience

AWARDS AND HONORS
Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America 2008
Business for the Arts, Sciences and Engineering Summer Program, Walter A. Haas School of Business 2011
NU NRG Award Pacific Gas and Electric - 2012