Nokukhanya

A dedicated and hardworking GIS professional with 5 years experience working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and associated software to produce, display, and analyze geographic information for new and ongoing forestry mapping projects. Develops and maintains multi-user databases, web apps, reports, and maps. Creates, organizes, manipulates, and retrieves GIS data for reporting, analysis, and presentation purposes. Prepares and updates metadata. Performs quality assurance of GIS data and associated graphic components. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Education

2018/2019

Bachelor of Science-Honours( Environmental Management at University of South Africa

2012/2014

Bachelor of Social Science-Geography and Environmental Management at University of KwaZulu-Natal

2017

Building Geodatabases at ESRI-South Africa

2018

ArcGIS Pro at ESRI-South Africa

2019

Remote Sensing for Water Resources at UNESCO

Experience

2016-present

GIS Technician at Mondi

Key responsibilities and achievements:
• Create and maintain multi user geodatabases
• Perform synchronization process for replicas hosted in ArcSDE geodatabases
• Create web apps and operational GIS dashboards
• Publish web map services for clients
• Create and print customized and standard maps
• Meet customers to define their needs and provide technical support
• Edit and update GIS data
• Perform spatial data analysis
• Calibrate GPS devices
• Collect field data using GPS
• Use remote sensing data to assess forest health and monitor fire
• Estimate Leaf Area Index for Growth and Yield Prediction Models using remote sensing data
• Use remote sensing data to estimate Leaf Area Index
• Use DEM to map river networks
• Use LiDAR imagery to map roads
• Explore different ways to monitor forests status

2015-2016

GIS and Remote Sensing Research Intern at South Africa Sugarcane Research Institute

Key responsibilities and achievements:
• Sourced GIS and Remote Sensing data from different data providers.
• Collected GIS field data using Trimble GPSs for the two study areas (Pongola and Sezela).
• Audited GIS data to ensure that it is complete, accurate and useful for the research project.
• Made required corrections and refined GIS data as necessary.
• Pre-processed satellite images: performed radiometric and geometric corrections using ENVI software.
• Wrote reports on GIS data quality and usefulness, also wrote recommendations on improving and maintaining data quality.
• Wrote procedures on GIS data auditing and maintenance for other research projects.
• Conducted research to keep abreast with new geospatial technologies.
• Explored the feasibility of using AUV for sugarcane yield estimations.
• Met users (sugarcane farmers) to define their needs and provide technical support.
• Created frequently used maps in accordance with technical guidelines and client needs using GIS software (ArcGIS 10.3, QGIS and Map Window).
• Computed vegetation indices (NDVI) and zonal statistics.

  • Updated 4 months ago

To contact this candidate email liphakamile@gmail.com

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