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Jason Roebuck

Geographer

&& GIS Developer

Personal Profile

Since I was a young child, I have been fascinated by both maps and the cultural landscape. As a technology-intensive geographer, my goal is to share my passion with others by advocating the sharing of geographic data, so others can see the world digitally.

I spend a lot of time exploring options for the best way to make these things happen. Professionally, I currently design interactive maps and develop and maintain other GIS solutions.

I'm happily married, and we have two (exhausting and quite lovable) young boys.

I consider myself to be a lifelong student, researcher, and teacher.
My eventual career goal is to teach at a Research University in the Western United States.

Work Experience

GIS Programmer Analyst

Resource Data, Inc. - Portland, Oregon

December 2012 - Present

Responsible for backend data management and front-end web mapping application management and development for a high-profile state agency.

Upgraded enterprise GIS systems to current esri version with concurrent data structure, while supporting development for GIS/Sharepoint integration project.

Constantly provides recommendations on GIS best-practices and ensures smooth implementation.

Uses Agile software development methodology to meet user expectations and provide for quick turnaround of features and bug fixes.

Provides infrastructure support for 10 workstations and 7 Windows servers with nearly 100% uptime.

GIS Programmer Analyst

City of Auburn, Alabama

January 2012 - November 2012

Chiefly responsible for city's interactive mapping applications. During my time at the city, we deployed a new general-purpose, public-facing web application.

Created a new data-driven enterprise mapping application for water department to better manage city's water quality data, replacing a legacy spreadsheet and manual mapping and sharing process.

GIS Coordinator

City of Alexander City, Alabama

April 2011 - February 2012

Responsible for city-wide GIS effort. Led campaign to reorganize City's Information Technology services. Instrumental in making key design decisions. Laid foundation for city's eventual adoption of enterprise GIS.

GIS Specialist

Brigham Young University

Harold B. Lee Library

March 2010 - April 2011

Designed and began implementation and testing on an ArcGIS Server deployment for campus library, including both web and database model. Worked directly with Geospatial Librarian to understand technological capabilities of GIS within the library environment.

Concepts & Technologies

  • C#.NET
  • ArcGIS 9-10.2
  • ArcGIS Server 9-10.2
  • ArcSDE Geodatabase
  • Silverlight 3-5
  • SQL Server 08-12
  • Windows Server
  • WCF
  • WPF/XAML
  • HTML/JS/CSS
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Ubuntu
  • OpenGeo Server
  • Git & TFS

Education

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon

January 2014 -  

PhD Earth, Environment, and Society

Geography and GIS Emphasis

Expected Completion: 2018

Transferring to PSU after beginning Master's coursework at Auburn University, where Jason co-taught an upper level Advanced GIS course. Jason is excited to bring his potential to the next level at PSU where he plans to begin coursework and research in January, with teaching opportunities hopefully to follow soon after.

Brigham Young University

Provo City, Utah

April 2011

BS: Geography, Geographic Information Systems

Minor: Business Management

  • Relevant Courses:
  • The Geographic Approach
  • Global Environment
  • World Regional Geography
  • Cultural Geography I
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Map Use and Interpretation
  • Intro to GIS
  • Intro to Remote Sensing
  • Programming for Geographers I
  • Geostatistics I
  • US & Canada Geography
  • Geography of Climates
  • GIS Data Management
  • Cartographic Design
  • Remote Sensing I
  • Programming for Geographers II
  • Geostatistics II
  • Geography of Tourism
  • GIS Practicum