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Leah Long
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Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic GIS professional with a solid history of achievement in GIS. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include cartography, database development and project management.

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Technically adept
  • Punctual
  • Organized
  • Fast learner
Research Analyst Spec Feb 2012Present Minnesota Department of Transportation Saint Paul, MN
  • Project lead in charge of production of official Minnesota State Highway map
  • Successfully published the 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 editions of the Minnesota State Highway map
  • Led a small group in the creation of a first ever GIS version of the  Minnesota State Aeronautic chart
  • Maintain or modify existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.
  • Select cartographic elements needed for effective presentation of information.
  • Provide technical support to users or clients regarding the maintenance, development, or operation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases, equipment, or applications.
Research Analyst Int Aug 2011Feb 2012 Minnesota Department of Transportation Saint Paul, MN
  • Lead worker in charge of maintaining the historical and ongoing civil, township and municipality boundaries for the State of Minnesota
  • Successfully processed a backlog of over 200 boundary changes for the years 2007 to 2011
  • Developed a database structure to allow GIS tracking of boundary changes
  • Demonstrated extensive attention to detail and organization in keeping track of new boundary adjustments each month as well as all historical records dating back to the early 20th century.
GIS Senior Cartographer Apr 2009Aug 2011 Eastview Geospatial Minnetonka, MN
  • Project lead of team of seven GIS journeymen cartographers in a large scale map-making project as a subcontractor for the NGA (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency)
  • Determine map content and layout, as well as production specifications such as scale, size, projection, and colors, and direct production to ensure that specifications are followed.
  • Build and update digital databases.
  • Determine guidelines that specify which source material is acceptable for use.
  • Provide final QA/QC checks to finished map product before delivery to client
  • Series of over 20 different maps successfully delivered on time and with appropriate accuracy to the client
Geospatial Analyst Apr 2008Apr 2009 Eastview Geospatial Minnetonka, MN
  • Primary task involved the creation of high precision DEM (Digital Elevation Models) from existing databases digitized from TLM (topographic line maps)
  • Provide technical expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to clients or users.
  • Create visual representations of geospatial data using complex procedures, such as analytical modeling, three-dimensional renderings, or plot creation.
  • One year contract based project completed on time and to client specifications
Photogrammetrist / Geospatial Analyst Dec 2006Apr 2008 Continental Mapping Consultants Sun Prairie, WI
  • Work on a variety of government mapping contracts which required a government security clearance
  • Compile data required for map preparation, including aerial photographs, survey notes, records, reports, and original maps.
  • Prepare and alter trace maps, charts, tables, detailed drawings, and three-dimensional optical models of terrain using stereoscopic plotting and computer graphics equipment.
  • Delineate aerial photographic detail such as control points, hydrography, topography, and cultural features using precision stereoplotting apparatus or drafting instruments.
  • Build and update digital databases.
  • Examine and analyze data from ground surveys, reports, aerial photographs, and satellite images to prepare topographic maps, aerial-photograph mosaics, and related charts.
  • Collect information about specific features of the Earth using aerial photography and other digital remote sensing techniques.
GIS Certificate : Geographic Information Science Dec 2010 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Campus Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Arts : Geography Jun 2006 Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter, MN
Bachelor of Arts : Environmental Studies Jun 2006 Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter, MN
High School Diploma : General Jun 2002 Owatonna Senior High School Owatonna, MN
Additional Information
Software proficiencies:
  • ArcGIS 10
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • ArcGIS server
  • Python
  • Visual Basic .NET
  • Bentley Microstation
  • AutoCAD
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Previous Companies:

  • Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Eastview Geospatial
  • Continental Mapping Consultants

Previous Job Positions:

  • Research Analyst Spec
  • Research Analyst Int
  • GIS Senior Cartographer
  • Geospatial Analyst
  • Photogrammetrist


  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Campus
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Owatonna Senior High School

Level of Education:

  • GIS Certificate
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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