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Hello, my name is Santosh, I'm a Geospatial Specialist working at Texas Tech University.
Experienced in geodatabase development, geoprocessing techniques, the use of GPS for field data collection, and the use of ArcGIS Server and mobile technologies to develop web mapping applications.
My aim is to secure a position in an organization that offers challenge and opportunity for my career development and at the same time serve the organization to the best of my capabilities. I would like to gain new skills while utilizing my current area of expertise of GIS work-flows and analyses, web application development, GIS team management, and GIS education within a positive team environment.
Geographic Information Systems Workflows, Mapping and Analyses
Web Design and Web Development
GIS Education and Training
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Enough about my proffessional life... Let me tell you something more about myself.
I was born in India, and spent my childhood in Mumbai. Living in Mumbai is an amazing experience. It's a treat to all of my senses: the food, the festivals and all the colors and joy that come with it. Living in such a diverse city gave me the opportunity to learn a variety of Indian lanugages and experience the diversity of Indian culture. Although I didn't know it then, after a countless number of visits back, I am still mesmerized by the smells and sights of this huge metropolis.
Click here to view the my map of places I have visited in India
At the age of 12, I moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, where my father was working in a Dye Stuff (Colors for clothes) company. I still remember the excitement. I have always loved travelling and exploring new places. In the begining it was a tough, new language, new food and new cultures. But it wasn't too long that I was drawn to the cosmopolitan that is Jakarta. Soon I picked up the language, fell in love with the food and made some life lasting friends.This massive city in middle of a rain forest on an island, surrounded by the pacific is certainly a hidden treasure.I spent my high school years here and graduated in the Summer of 2001. A part of me will always be in Jakarta. But like all things, this must come to an end as well and it was time to move on to the next chapter in my life- Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Click here to view the my map of places I have visited in Indonesia
I came to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas at the age of 17 to start my undergraduate degree. I graduated in the Winter of 2006 with my Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Geophysics. Then, I went on to pursue a graduate program in Economics. This is when I discovered GIS and immideately realized, that this is what I wanted to pursue as a career. I graduated with my Masters of Arts in Economics and a minor in GIS. I then worked as a GIS programmer, GIS coordinator and now a GIS research associate at Texas Tech. I also teach and support graduate research in GIS.
My stay in the US has been a very enlighting and rich experience. I have travelled extensively in the country, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Living in the US is a completely different experience than living in Asia. The lifestyle, the values and social fabric of the two regions are completely different. This opened up various avenues for self-introspection, philosopical thought and growth. I gained a lot of new intesests mainly consisting of outdoor activities. I tried to grab every opportunity I could to incorporate geography and technology in to my liesure life. Click here to view the my map of places I have visited in the United States of America
My body of work
I was principal developer for all of the above projects. I was also responsible for communicating with grant sponsors regulary for project coordination and technology transfer.
I worked in conjunction with the faculty of Geosciences and provided GIS expertise and workflow solutions for the above mentioned projects.
A trip to the canyons in the summer...View More Picures
A living landscape...View More Pictures...
Wilderness HikingView the Story
A walk thru the native dwellings and hot springsView more pictures
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