Our full complement includes Subject Matter Experts on Analysis, Project Management, Cartography, Programming, Information Management/Technology, Database Creation/Administration, Public Affairs, Instruction/Training.
Although each is a subject matter expert in their own right, each team member of our GIS company is a GIS professional having graduated from a highly intensive and exclusive post-graduate GIS program. Adding to this distinction, each of our team members’ academic and previous work backgrounds are highly varied, giving us the advantage to offer solutions in many areas of interest.
John is a graduate from the University of Alberta specializing in GIS systems and data analytics. He came to Vancouver Island in 1996 from Alberta’s Department of Environment Protection where he spent 4 years as a GIS Analyst with the Surface Water Assessment Branch. In 1998 he founded Nanaimo-based Coastal Resource Mapping Ltd. (CRM), supporting forest companies on the west coast with GIS mapping and analytic services. Today as President, he brings 24 years of GIS and project management experience to the company and is responsible for strategic planning, business development and corporate vision. With the support of CRM’s team of dedicated IT professionals, John oversees the company’s growth to serve and support companies internationally including some of BC’s largest forest companies and all levels of government.
Scott is CRM’s information technology and programming leader. He brings a wealth of experience to CRM’s projects in the form of programming, database management, and cloud-based application development. Scott is proficient with all ESRI programming languages such as python and VB.NET and has applied his ArcGIS programming and DBA (Oracle / SQL Server database administration) support to customized ArcGIS applications, and ArcGIS Server / Portal.
Graeme returned to Vancouver Island in 2016, joining CRM after spending several years in Vancouver programming and managing data for Visier Inc. He brings a non-GIS perspective to GIS techniques and analysis. Graeme has been a welcome addition to the team and his expertise in a variety of programming languages and procedures has been imperative to the success of the projects he is involved in.
Melissa joined CRM after graduation from VIU’s Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications program in 2008. Melissa is a GIS Project Manager instrumental in managing some of CRM’s largest spatial projects, many of which have been affiliated with Provincial Ministries. She brings 10 years of valuable experience working within the ArcGIS and web mapping environment and has been the GIS lead on many of the TEI projects such as Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping (TEM), Predictive Ecosystem Mapping (PEM), Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) and Soils Mapping. She is extremely dedicated and highly skilled analyst who brings a fresh perspective to GIS techniques and analysis.
Chris is one of CRM’s GIS analysts with advanced spatial analysis, cartographic, and scripting skills. He has managed several forestry projects and leads the analysis with CRM’s forestry clients with whom we offer cloud GIS services. He has experience within multiple projects using scripting (primarily in python) to automate spatial analysis and procedures. He also has experience analyzing LiDAR and other remote sensing data, acquired from both passive and active sensors. He brings over 7 years of valuable experience working within the ArcGIS environment, as well as past field experience as a fisheries field technician for a biological consulting company.
Jason is a diverse GIS professional with 15 years experience in academia, government, and private industry. He received a B.Sc. in Environmental Physical Sciences and an M.Sc. in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (specializing in GIS & Remote Sensing) from the University of Alberta. Jason is an articulate, collaborative and energetic team contributor who thrives in multi-disciplinary project work.
Graydon has a valuable combination of GIS and programming knowledge creating a powerful and versatile skill set that can be applied to many different GIS applications. His attention to detail combined with his strong background in GIS programming, data collection and modelling, and advanced analysis across a range of sectors, make him a perfect fit for project management.
Graydon is also the senior UAV pilot and responsible for UAV operations at CRM. His years of experience in UAV data collection and extensive knowledge in Canadian UAV regulations are paramount to project success.
Evan developed his interest and honed his skills in spatial analysis at the University of Victoria. He joined CRM as a spatial analyst in 2016 bringing with him a versatile skillset for solving spatial data related problems. Evan is increasingly involved in web-map development, utilizing his skills as an analyst for web-based mobile GIS solutions.
Anna joined the CRM team in 2016. Her extensive education and experience in the discipline of ecology brings a unique field-studies based perspective to GIS analysis and projects. Anna has quickly become an important member of the CRM team and has been involved in several environmental based projects and web-map development since joining the company.
Nathan is a recent graduate of British Columbia’s Institute of Technology in the Digital Design and Development program. He provides knowledge in the Digital Marketing field and manages CRM’s image as a company on the internet. Nathan is also certified by Transport Canada as a UAV pilot. He has 5 years experience in the field and serves as an extra pair of eyes when on site.