Panhi - GIS Expert - Auckland, New Zealand

Ofir Panhi

Auckland, New Zealand


GIS Expert

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


I have over seven years of experience as a GIS Analyst and Cartographer, of which five were solely in New Zealand. I have good understanding of the GIS tools and programs: Arc Map, Arc Catalog, MS Excel and Microstation. I also have some experience in: Corel Draw, Python language, MS Access and Confirm Enterprise Data Base.

Between the years 2011-2013, I was working as a Geospatial Data Analyst for Auckland Council. I was responsible for several projects, including managing my GIS work, map design and analysis of data using Arc Map.

For Aerial Surveys Ltd, my key responsibilities were to create cartographic maps and to edit aerial photography. I was also responsible for updating a GPS database for the company’s website.

At Geosmart Ltd, I was mainly responsible for preparing street maps but I also supported the business activities with my mapping design skill sets. My work included creating Wises and AA Travel maps for many large cities throughout New Zealand.

Between 1999 and 2001 I was employed by an IT company in Israel called SELLA - Software Education Labs. My main role was to support the staff as a graphic designer although I also assisted my colleagues with any IT issues.

Work History

Geospatial Analyst, Cartographer

Auckland Council

August 2011 - November 2013

This involves managing projects and small jobs for private and government customers in a professional manner.
Responsibilities include:
• Editing, analysing and manipulating GIS data to complete a wide range of council projects. Applications used:
Arc Map 9.3, Arc Catalog, MS Excel, Confirm Enterprise DB.
• Data management (data capture and Database maintenance) throughout Auckland region.
• General cartography - designing maps of Auckland Region.

Aerial Photography Editor, GIS Trainer, Cartographer and Project Manager

Digital printing

November 2007 - May 2009

Responsibilities included:
• Creating aerial photography and cartographic maps to suit private / governmental customer needs.
Applications used: Microstation, IRASC, Photoshop and Corel Draw.
• Updating and maintaining GPS Database.
• Digital printing and laminating.

Digital Printer Operator

Benefitz - Printing Solution

October 2006 - October 2007

Responsibilities included:
• Operating an iGen3 digital printer, Printing digital billboards 5m wide, Printer maintenance.
• Print finishing, i.e. laminating, folding, creasing, dispatching goods etc.


April 2001 - October 2006

Responsibilities included:
• Producing and updating geographical and street maps using GIS files. Applications used: Microstation, IRASC and Corel Draw.
• Maintaining large format company Plotter.

Graphic and Web Designer, Printing producer, Technical Support

SELLA - Software Education Labs

September 1999 - March 2001

Responsibilities included:
• Graphic and Web Designing. Applications used: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Free-Hand, PowerPoint and MS Word.
• Live and interactive Power-Point presentation on Web + GIF Animation with Flash functions.

GIS Project Manager, Cartographer, Digitizer user, Map Producer

Geological Survey

May 1995 - July 1997

Responsibilities included:
• Design and management of GIS files, printing and laminating geological maps. Applications used: Microstation and IRASC.
• Data Digitizing with A3 Digitizer, using and maintaining company Plotter.

Qualifications & Certifications

Computing and Network Support

IT Academy

Digital Media and Photography

Camera Obscura School of Arts in Israel

Draughtsperson - High School

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