Matthew Lagasse


Geospatial Information Technologist

Vancouver, BC Canada

MATTHEW LAGASSÉ, B. TECH [email protected] Tel: (778) 549-5428

Exposure to multiple disciplines by completing term & contract employment has helped me to accumulate vast knowledge from across the field of Geomatics & GIS and encouraged me to be both versatile and adaptable.


ESRI Virtual Campus
ArcGIS Pro: Spatial Analysis and Modelling
Creating Python Toolboxes Using ArcGIS 10.x
Python Scripting for Geo-Processing Workflows

Autodesk Academy
AutoCAD Civil 3D

Canada School of Public Service Vancouver, BC
Project Management

British Columbia Institute of Technology – Burnaby, BC
Bachelor of Technology GeomaticsGIS
Recipient of Achievement Award & Scholarship
Construction Safety Officer

St. Johns Ambulance
Level 3 Occupational First Aid – In Progress

University of the Fraser Valley – Abbotsford, BC
Diploma – Computer Information Systems Program

West Coast Forestry Training Centre – Courtenay, BC
Certificate – GIS Mapping for Resource Information Management


(2016 – Present) Kingston Construction Ltd. – Survey Assistant/Aerial Drone Mapping Tech./Labourer

Plan & fly GPS controlled automated drone mapping missions
Process aerial photography to create 3D topographic models & orthophoto-mosaics
Perform environmental monitoring duties as needed (silt fence, seeding, erosion & sediment control)
Perform construction activities and work camp maintenance

(2015 – Present) Mission Geospatial Intelligence – Principle

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) mapping & surveying consulting.
Pilot quadcopter UAV’s, mission planning and execution, post processing & data operations
Use UAV, commercial and open source software to create/produce DEM, Orthophoto, LIDAR & IR aerial photos and photo-mosaics, perform imagery analysis (i.e. NDVI) & rectification, report findings

(2014 –2015) Geological Survey of Canada –Digital Cartographer – Term Contract

GIS Mapping: Canadian Geoscience Map Series, Changing Sea Levels, Earthquake Hazard Zones
Development of prototype geological field data collection tool for Android Tablet PC
Access resources across multiple government and public networks i.e. Spatial data on SDE server in Ottawa, various hosts of WMS GIS data, and different mapped drives on multiple servers

(2013 to 2014) Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) – GIS Analyst – Casual Contract

Geospatial analysis of Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA) Atlas data in the Pacific Northern Shelf region to assist with defining new Federal Marine Protected Areas
Resurrect, update and maintain DFO’s ESRI ArcGIS Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), a 3 Tier client-server SDI comprising an Oracle DB Server (Data Tier) an ArcSDE Server (Logic Tier) and multiple GIS data and web mapping clients (Presentation Tier)
Respond to requests for GIS Data from both internal and external clients

(2013) BC Hydro – Drafter Distribution Engineering – Term Contract

Use Smallworld, a version-controlled (VMDS) multi-user networked GIS to prepare Underground Electrical Distribution Drawings (UDD’s)
Access data and store work across multiple different mapped network shared drives
Active member of Aboriginal Employee Network

(2012 to 2013) Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) – Licensing Officer – Term Contract

Managed a GIS Mapping project for the Harrison Salmon Stronghold Initiative
Process and issue license applications for Aboriginal, Commercial, and Recreational fishers using the Pacific Licensing, National Recreational Licensing, and National Special License Issue Systems applications which are all implemented across multiple networks over the web and internal government servers
Frontline counter and high volume telephone help desk support to the general public in need of technical assistance with web based fishing licensing applications.
Process sales & revenue reports, fill license-vendor supply orders & handle financial instruments

(2009 to 2011) Chinook Spray Urethane & Foam Business Partner/Insulation & Coatings Specialist

Project planning & estimates client relations and marketing
On-site work related to the application of foam insulation

(2006 to 2009) Terasen Gas-Central Mapping Office – GIS Drafter 1 (Temporary)

Maintained and updated land-base, foreign utilities data, road network centerline system
Draft plans for gas main installations & service header orders in the GIS
Plotting, Data Entry, liaise with gas system engineers and designers, maintain GIS

(2004 to 2006) Interpac Resources – GIS Forestry Mapping Technician

Forestry Mapping: Development, Planning, Harvest, Cruise, Planting Prescription
3D Viewshed Analysis to present the predicted effects of forest harvest activity on visual quality

(2001 – 2003) Chehalis Indian Band – Mapping & Database Project Manager (Contract)

GIS project management, database design & creation, data collection and conversion
Performed mapping functions for a First Nation joint venture forestry operation
Training of Band Staff on GIS Mapping, Mentorship of Trainees in Traditional Use Study
Provided GIS / Negotiations support to the Aboriginal Rights and Title Department

(1998 to 2001) Pottinger Gaherty Environmental Consultants Ltd.

Drafting, Mapping & Environmental Technician (Contract)

Surveying, GIS mapping and drafting (MicroStation, Maps3D & Corel Draw)
Data entry, quality control & review of environmental reports
Installation of groundwater monitoring wells
Soil and groundwater sample collection on environmental remediation/monitoring projects
Soils Classification and borehole log creation

(1997) First Nations’ Emergency Services Society (FNESS) – Data Technician (Contract)

Extracted fuel storage tank & environmental data from over 350 environmental consulting reports & entered it into an MS Access Database
(1996) Public Works Government Services Canada – Environmental Technician (Contract)

Identified & assessed the location & condition of above & underground fuel storage tanks on First Nations Reserve lands
Coordinated First Nations consultation process for the Fraser Canyon project area
Scheduled & carried out environmental site inspections & prepared reports
Research land titles, physical development & legal plans, lease documents, fuel & utility records

English – First language
Spanish – Fluently spoken and written


DJI Phantom Drone Pilot, Aerial Mapping, Pix 4D, MicroStation, AutoCAD Civil 3D & Map 3D, ESRI ArcGIS/ArcMap/ArcCatalog, QGIS, GE Smallworld, PCI Geomatica, Oracle, Postgresql, Postgis, Sybase SQL, SQL Server, Pix4D, DroneDeploy, JSON, HTML, XML, JavaScript, ASP, C++, C#, Apache Webserver, IIS, Mapserver, GeoServer, GeoWebCache, GeoExplorer, The OpenGeo Suite, VB.NET, Java, Microsoft Office


UAV/Drone Surveying, GIS Mapping & Remote Sensing, Geospatial Information Infrastructure Technologies, Desktop, Client-Server, Web & Mobile Geospatial Computing & Programming, Aviation, Astronomy

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