Martin Feuchtwanger

Geospatial Solutions 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.
  • Teaching surveying, cartography and GIS principles.

Goals

Employment

GIS Technologist

LandSure Systems, Vancouver, BC

Since Jun 2014

Software Developer (contractor)

GaiaStudio Software Inc, Richmond, BC

Jan 2013–Apr 2014

Software Developer (contractor)

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 contracts)

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

BSc in Surveying & Mapping

University of East London (formerly NELP), England  

1982

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

Langara College, Vancouver, BC  

2001

Skills

Expertise

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

Abilities

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

Knowledge

  • Object-oriented programming.
  • Software as a service (SaaS).
  • Software development life cycles.
  • Apache web server.
  • Geodesy and map projections.
  • Positioning and navigation.
  • Python and Scheme coding.
  • Forestry industry.
  • Spatial reference systems.
  • STL, ODA Teigha (software for CAD file processing) and LAStools.
  • Remote sensing and image processing.
  • 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