Martin Feuchtwanger

Geospatial Database Developer

Vancouver, BC   feumar@shaw.ca   h: 604-254-0361   c: 778-926-0361   members.shaw.ca/geomatics.developer  ca.linkedin.com/in/feuchtwanger   gis.stackexchange.com/users/3195/martin-f   Martin Feuchtwanger | LinkedIn   Martin Feuchtwanger | Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange – Q&A for GIS professionals   h: 604-254-0361   c: 778-926-0361

Summary

Developer

  • Geographical software and databases.
  • Geomatics tools and applications.

Experience

  • Developing geomatics software, e.g., CoGocoordinate geometry tools and web-based forest GIS.
  • Writing and editing technical documents.
  • Designing geographic and other databases.
  • Marketing companies and products via web.

Goals

Employment

Database Engineer

Intel of Canada, Vancouver, BC

Jan 2015–

GIS Technologist

LandSure Systems, Vancouver, BC

Jun 2014–Nov 2014

Software Developer

GaiaStudio Software Inc, Richmond, BC

Jan 2013–Apr 2014

Software Developer

Softree Technical Systems, North Vancouver, BC  

Apr–May 2012

Geomatics Software Developer

Underhill Geomatics Ltd, Burnaby, BC  

Sep 2003–Feb 2012
Copan
PJC
Web
Other

Technical Geography / GIS Instructor

Various institutions/locations, BC

1989–2000

Education

PhD in Geography

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC  

1993

MSc in Geomatics Engineering

University of Calgary, Alberta  

1985

Dipl (2/3 complete) in Computer Science & Technology

Langara College, Vancouver, BC  

2001

Skills

Expertise

  • Programming in Visual C and Win32 API.
  • Building software installers with Inno Setup (a good installer utility).
  • Marketing software via PADs.
  • Delivering technical presentations via PowerPoint.
  • Refactoring code.
  • Processing and analyzing data with Excel.
  • Creating web pages with HTML and CSS.
  • Detecting and correcting errors/inconsistencies.
  • Grouping, classifying and relating things and concepts.
  • Designing and implementing graphical user interfaces.
  • Developing applications via Visual Basic and Access.
  • Writing and editing technical documents using Word.

Abilities

  • Procedural and data abstraction.
  • Unit and integration testing.
  • Cartographic design.
  • Unix/Linux shell scripting.
  • Programming in C++ with MFC.
  • GIS development with Esri ArcView.
  • Programming in PHP and JavaScript.
  • Using GDAL-OGR tools.
  • Managing relational databases with MySQL or PostgreSQL.
  • Systems analysis and design using DFDs and ERDs.
  • Controlling code versions using TortoiseSVN.
  • Diagramming with paint and draw software.
  • Managing geographic databases with PostGIS.
  • Organizing web-seminars and meetings.
  • Managing projects and tasks using Trello (a web-based project and task manager).
  • Creating and sharing documents on Google Docs.

Knowledge

  • Object-oriented programming.
  • Software as a service (SaaS).
  • Software development life cycles.
  • Geodesy and map projections.
  • Positioning and navigation.
  • Python and Scheme programming.
  • Geocoding/geo-referencing.
  • STL, ODA Teigha (software for CAD file processing) and LAStools.
  • GIS application domains.

References

I work with Martin on the development of a prototype for GaiaStudio Software. He is a quick learner of new technologies, rapidly following the project's complicated architecture, and works independently while innovating and providing proactive suggestions to our team. There are employees that need to be managed and there are those that help managers push projects forward. I always feel comfortable relying on Martin to push the team forward.

Michael Gerzon, Project Manager, GaiaStudio Software.

Martin is a highly capable individual, with a broad background in geomatics, software development, database management, web development, SEO, and education. This gives him a unique perspective in project and office process optimization. There is little in these fields that Martin does not excel at.

Chris Cryderman, Partner, UGL.

The [Copan] program is very effective and user friendly. I had been using another product for years but your program is more intuitive and user friendly. I was able to start using Copan without even reading the instructions. You answered my e-mail inquiry immediately and your competitors have never written back.

Rick Jones, Surveyor, Land Reports Co, West Hills, CA, USA