Gowsigan Sritharan


GIS Specialist




Self motivated individual seeking an opportunity to work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) across various fields particularly in the environmental industry where I can positively contribute to an organization and further develop my knowledge/skills to effectively apply them in future career endeavors.


GIS Portfolio: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/94ffab8badc04ea7b328016ff4f755c8




– Environmental-GIS Research/Lab/Field Skills    – PCI Geomatica & eCognition                 – SQL Platforms

– Web GIS & ESRI Products                                  – Python, Linux & FME                            – AutoCAD

– Avenza Systems/Adobe Illustrator (Cartography)  – HTML, CSS & JavaScript                     – MS Office & R




Post-Grad Certificate, Geographic Information Systems Application Specialist                             2021

Fleming College, Peterborough ON

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science                                                                       2014 – 2018

University of Guelph, Guelph ON





GIS Volunteer/Hydraulic River Modeler, Global MapAid                                             11/2021 – Present

Stockport, England, United Kingdom (Remote)


GIS Tutor, TeacherOn.com                                                                                          03/2021 – 08/2021

·         Working remotely, I offered my existing geomatics knowledge/expertise to assist students and others in their work and assignments.


GIS Volunteer, Ecologists Without Border                                                                     02/2021 – Present

Seattle, Washington, USA (Remote)

·         Completed several various projects for the organization.

·         Winam Gulf Land Cover Project: Created a brief report from researching historical land cover maps for Kenya & Africa in the development of a deforestation mapping project in the Winam Gulf (Kenya) watersheds.

·         Marines Plastic Project: Find a series of beaches that volunteers will pick-up trash by utilizing long walks on the beach and assist with finding beaches that fit the criteria for this project and gathering surrounding data about these beaches for the project leadership to be able to rank and evaluate the beaches and select those that they believe fit the project the best.


GIS Data Technician, Fugro Roadware                                                                       09/2021 – 11/2021

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (Remote)

•         Performed quality assurance and control (SQL queries) of road sensor data (events/distress) and digital images from the Automatic Road Analyzer (ARAN) collection vehicles using industry-standard software.

•         Collaborated with internal/external teams on project status and technical challenges. Made use of softwares/applications such as SQL Server, Roadware Vision, MS Excel and more.


Operations Intern, GHGSat Incorporated                                                                   06/2021 – 08/2021

Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Remote)

•         Supported the Operations Team, attended daily meetings to assist with weekly & long-term planning of observations to be tasked on the satellites & aircraft. Assisted with developing new version of satellite post-processing procedures.

•         Perform post-processing steps on aircraft & satellite observations which includes georeferencing of retrievals, analysis of methane layers, detection of methane plume, source rate calculation and preparing customer deliverables.

•         Created concentration maps for clients using various python scripts. Worked on new data analytics process where potential plume origins are located. Made use of Python, QGIS, Linux, GIT Repositories, PostgreSQL and more.


GIS Volunteer, Village Earth                                                                                         02/2021 – 05/2021

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (Remote)

·         Assisted with various GIS related projects & tasks that contribute to Village Earth objectives, including:

·         Task 1 – Geocode the Indian Wars Casualties Database.

·         Task 2 – Mosaic and Georeference JPEG images of historic Pine Ridge allotment Map.

·         Task 3 – Update map of Lakota place names for Sincagu Treaty Council.


Mapping Volunteer, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap’s Team                                      04/2020 – 07/2020

·         Working remotely, I performed mapping tasks primarily digitizing base maps via tracing buildings, roads, and waterways. Assisted in data processing and other visualization duties using the Tasking Manager.





Operations Service Officer I, TD Bank Group                                                         05/2018 – 06/2019

Mississauga, ON





BeSpatial/URISA Ontario, Student Member                                                            05/2020 – Present

•         Offered existing skills, experiences, and knowledge by contributing to the GIS community in Ontario


CrisisMappers, Volunteer Content Writer                                                                      09/2020 – 12/2020

·         Created geomatics related content for the CrisisMappers website blog to involving global humanitarian efforts, GIS/mapping technology and relevant news/events.

  • Geomatics, GIS, Planning, Remote Sensing, Surveying
  • Updated 12 months ago