Hayden M. Elza
GIS Developer / Forester
Just a rural Wisconsinite making his way through the world solving life's riddles as they come. Currently residing in Madison, WI. You can find me sailing or flying multi-copters.
Projects
Experience
GIS Analyst
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Mar 2016 - Present
Mladenoff forest landscape ecology lab, main task is to lend technical support to a project studying the tension zone in Wisconsin.
GIS Developer
UW Sea Grant Institute
Jan 2015 - Present
Manage map/GIS related servers and customize web applications to fit the Sea Grant Institutes specific needs. Work with open source GIS-software including MapServer, GeoServer, GeoNetwork, PostGIS, PostgreSQL, and Open Geoportal.
GIS Analyst
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Nov 2013 - Mar 2016
Work on a plethora of projects including assessing wetlands loss in Wisconsin since pre-settlement time, Bordner map digitization initiative, and other small projects and map/data requests.
Research Intern
Umeå Universitet / SLU
June 2013 - Aug 2013
Research focused on many different aspects of nitrogen fertilization and cycling as well as how nitrogen fertilization interacts with different aspen genotypes. Topics covered included: data collection, experimental design, and statistical analysis.
Education
Professional GIS Certification
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
A graduate-level capstone program providing a mix of GIS theory and practical experience for many possible applications and fields. Capstone project exhibited applied knowledge of GIS theory and techniques.
B.S. Forest Science
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Coursework focused on forest management and geographic information systems. Classes consisted of indoor instruction and outdoor practicums. Summer research and capstone project provided valuable experience and consolidation of knowledge.
Secondary Education
Berlin Area School District
May 2010
Graduated with honors with studies focused in math and science.
Certification
OSHA Chainsaw Safety Level 1 – Forest Safety Instruction
Nov. 2014
Skills
Python
Bash
R
Java Script
HTML + CSS
SQL
GDAL/OGR
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Tomcat
Solr
GeoServer
GeoNetwork
PostGIS
PostgreSQL
Linux
Microsoft Servers
Microsoft Office Suit
Illustrator
Photoshop
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