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Cartography by John Collins


John S. Collins

Employment Chronology

Radar Products Technical Sales Manager 2016 to Present
Airbus Defence and Space GEO Inc., Washington, D.C., USA

International Production Manager 2010 to 2015
Airbus Defence and Space GEO GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Project Manager 2006 to 2010
PASCO Thailand (Seconded from Intermap) Bangkok, Thailand

Production Manager 2004 to 2006
P.T. ExsaMap Asia (an Intermap company) Jakarta, Indonesia

3D Digital Elevation Model Editor and Trainer
2002 to 2004
Intermap Technologies Inc., Ottawa, Canada

Website Designer 1999 to 2001
Government of Manitoba Emergency Management Organization & University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Internet Trainer and Website Designer 1998 to 1999
International Institute for Sustainable Development, Accra, Ghana

Research Associate 1997 to 1998
Disaster Research Institute, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Emergency Volunteer Coordinator
City of Winnipeg Emergency Program, Winnipeg, Canada

Management Skills

• Oversaw the ramp-up of a worldwide data production system for the TanDEM-X World DEM, which are producing 150 million square kilometers of high-resolution elevation data
• Hired and trained over 350 staff in radar image interpretation and DEM editing
• Successfully developed a full interviewing and technical testing process to ensure appropriate staff were recruited and hired
• Managed the ramp-up and development of Intermap’s two DEM production centres in Jakarta and Bangkok
• Oversaw all aspects of a $4.5 million sub-contract agreement, including budgeting, production throughput estimation and billing
• Continually developed and improved staff performance using production and quality metrics
• Budgeted and purchased IT equipment for the production centres
• Ensured the editing of 2.8 million KM2 of elevation data in 3 years
• Ensured ISO quality management systems and practices were embedded and followed
• Created the first independent website for the print and electronic media in West Africa
• Assisted in the coordination of tens of thousands of volunteers during Manitoba’s Red River flood emergency of 1997

Technical Skills
Have experience working in Windows, UNIX & Macintosh operating systems, using GIS, remote sensing, cartography, GPS, geographic data acquisition, website design and graphic design applications.

GIS & Cartography tools
ESRI Arc/INFO Workstation & ARCView
Boeing-Autometric Interferometric Editing System (IES)
PCI Geomatica
AutoDesk AutoCAD Map
Bentley MicroStation GeoGraphics
Adobe Illustrator with Avenza MAPublisher
Other software tools
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Access
Adobe Indesign
Quark XPress
Macromedia Dreamweaver
Macromedia ColdFusion

Fleming College, GIS Cartographic Specialist (2002)
University of Manitoba, Master of Arts, Geography (1996)
University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Arts, Geography (1991)

English: Fluent spoken and written
French: Good spoken and written

German: Good spoken and fair written
Bahasa Indonesia: Basic spoken