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GIS and Remote Sensing Portfolio

South Carolina COVID-19 Response

I created a Dashboard that multiple state agencies and partners used daily, I've run geospatial analysis to select testing sites and vaccination sites. I have conducted analyses that informed where the SC National Guard sent medics, PPE, and ventilators.  My analyses have been used in every aspect of the statewide response. SC National Guard leadership used my analyses to determine where and when to send soldiers and resources. 


GIS is all about making more effective and efficient decisions. I am honored to be part of such a monumental effort and to have the opportunity to use my skills to make an impact. It feels amazing to work for an agency with leaders who integrate GIS into every facet of decision-making.

The Urban Morphology of Hyderabad, India: A Historic-Geographic Analysis
 

 

 

How did we get here? We adapt our current needs to the existing infrastructure and make some alterations as we are able.

I used a mixed methods approach to quantifying urban build up area using historic maps, Landsat 1-8 images, and archival documents to study the urban morphology of Hyderabad, India. Specifically, I explore how historical processes shape Hyderabad, India. I explore how Greek philosophy influenced Islamic cosmology and those contributions to urban design in 15th century South Asia. I examine the impacts the 1908 Musi river flood and early 20th century pandemics had on reshaping the 20th century city. Finally, I explore how globalization is currently reshaping the urban morphology of Hyderabad.
 

To the top left, urban buildup of Hyderabad, India from 1687-1944 using historical map analysis to delineate urban extent. Next to that is Hyderabad urban land classification in 1975 using Landsat-1 data. To the top left is Hyderabad urban classification in 2015 using Landsat-8. To the bottom left is City improvement board projects after the 1908 flood. Finally, the bottom right shows 4 centuries of urban growth in Hyderabad. 

 

Campus Visitor Map 
 

I created this map while a GIS graduate assistant at the Western Michigan University Facilities Management Engineering office. While most of my work consisted of utility systems, I also worked on cartographic products for campus visitors.

The biggest achievement I made in this position was to change the symbology for campus maps to follow the Western Michigan University brand standard. Branding and cartography go hand and hand. Brand standards usually don't consider cartography. Therefore, they need to be adapted to conform to cartographic uses. I used the Western Michigan University visual identity brand standard to make Western Michigan University maps pop using our brand's color pallet.  
 

Conservation Easements
Conservation Mapping

Conservation is all about partnerships. I made this map for a Congaree Land Trust publication to visualize the conservation outputs that the CLT in partnership with public and private organizations have had protecting the Cowasee Basin from multiple types of encroachment. The Cowasee Basin is a complex and valuable environment. The biological diversity in this area requires data analysis, geodesign, and cartography to make effective conservation decisions. There are limited resources to address conservation, making GIS a critical component to ensuring effective and efficient use of resources.