I have been in the GIS field for the past 10 years,i am experience in the ESRI suite of software
Tsekema Consulting Engineers and Project Management
From February 2012
Manage the GIS data requirements of the organisation.
Phala Geo-Spatial Solutions/Tsekema Engineering Consultants and Projects
January 2008 - January 2008
General management of the company, Providing GIS support to all our clients, these includes amongst others, database design, application development, software installation, training, presentations, proposals, service level agreements, data collection and cleaning, data validation and quality assurance, updating and standardisation of geographies relevant to my clients requirements, Geo-Coding, Data Analysis, Electronic and Hard Copy Map production. Phala Geo-Spatial solutions is a consultancy formed by myself in 2008.
Assistan Director GIS
Dept. of Education, Gauteng Department of Education
September 2008 - December 2009
Managing of the spatial decision support systems of the department, consultations with the different stakeholders and come up with strategic and operational plans for GIS, development, enhancement, testing and training with regard to spatial information decision support systems in accordance with functional and technical specifications. Collection, administration and maintenance of a spatial information system, map production, and training and support to users, as well as manipulation of data and production of thematical maps. Develop project plans for spatial information system services, such as collection and capturing of spatial data. Collection and capturing of required datasets in accordance with project plan and the development and capturing of metadata. Manage the implementation of the SLA’s. I also do analysis of business requirement and facilitate systems implementation trough consultation wit the department’s BI unit. I have vast experience with regard to the South African Cadastre.
I have a good background in relation to the education management information systems. I have good understanding of the education policies such as the school education act, and South African schools act as well as the national policy on whole-school evaluation. I have understanding regarding the different legislations that affect the education sector. I have good knowledge of the Public service regulations, NQF, SAQA, GIS, IDP, SDF and Skills Development Act. I am conversant with the norms and standards for school funding. I have also gained experience in managing people, projects and finances and I have the ability to plan strategically. I understand the processes for conducting both qualitative and quantitative researches. I also have good evaluation skills.
GIS Training Specialist
January 2005 - August 2008
Offer intense training on the usage of different GIS software products as well as offer help in the installation thereof.
Data capturing and map production using heads-up digitizing using ArcMap and ArcCatalog for capturing and querying data.
Offer training on Intro into ArcGIS1, ArcGIS 2, Bringing Data into ArcGIS and I have ESRI accreditation for the above.
Handling of support calls from clients and offering solutions and making analysis on the datasets. Prepare spatial data for presentations and demonstrations on the different ESRI products to meet clients’ needs.
Develop custom application for ArcPad using VBScript and JScript. Develop customized mobile applications using ArcPad Application Builder.
I have experience regarding the functionality of ArcView, ArcEditor and ArcInfo both in terms of their usage and configuration. I do customization for most of the GIMS courses (ESRI products). I have knowledge of spatial mapping, utilising the ArcIMS software platform, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, ArcView extensions, Geocoding, Geoprocessing, Building Goedatabases and Linear referencing. I do ArcGIS Server configuration as well as installations. I do telephonic and e-mail support for GIMS (Pty) Ltd’s clients. I also do consultation with clients regarding the different applications within the software package and the usage thereof.
Phala Geo-Spatial Solutions
Qualifications & Certifications
Uiversity of Salzburg,Austria
B-Tech Information Technology
University of Johannesburg
University of Johannesburg
Makgofe High School