Utilities

I have a long background in working with GIS for utilities.  My experience stretches back to creating sophisticated utilities map book generation software in Arc Info AML (!).  No, I'm not really looking for AML work, but...  My experience in utilities includes (but is not limited to):

  • Managing ArcFM implementation projects for Miner and Miner (most lately Schneider Electric).

  • Designing and creating Silverlight-based GIS applications linked to ArcGIS Server components.

  • Designing and creating custom components, with GIS capabilities, as extensions to Azteca Cityworks.

  • Building windows service applications for monitoring updates to Oracle databases and modifying ArcGIS SDE databases as those updates occur.
  • I've built production products using the following languages, APIs and platforms:
    • C#
    • VB.net
    • VB6 (or 5 or 4)
    • AML
    • C
    • ArcObjects
    • MapObjects
    • ArcGIS Model Builder
    • SQL
    • Google Maps
    • AutoCAD
    • Oracle
    • SQL Server
    • Open StreetMap
    • Python
    • Javascript
    • VB Script
    • Intercal

This is a sample of some of what I've done and what I've worked with.  But, don't be afraid to ask if you need help with a technology or function that isn't listed here.  I've either done it, or can figure it out faster than just about anyone else you'll find.

The fact is that, over the years, as technology is invented, changed, and finally mothballed or abandoned, anybody who is competent and works in a given tech field has to continually adapt to these new technologies.  (Which brings up the whole question of exactly why the drivers of new technology are so fond of churning the same junk over and over, rather than trying to make what they already have better, but that's another topic altogether.)  If you know much about the list of languages and platforms above, you'll probably note that more than a few of the ones I list are pretty much museum pieces by now.  That doesn't mean I won't help you with them.  They're just there to show that I've made a point of continually moving forward in my field.  Being a developer is a bit like a relationship, as Alvy Singer said in Annie Hall: 

"A relationship, I think, is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark."

I am not a dead shark.

Jerry Steenson GIS software development

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