My name is Darrin Lee and I am a recent graduate of Old Dominion
University. I graduated in May of 2009 with a Bachelors of Science
Degree in Geography with a minor in Computer Science. I graduated in
2005 from Rappahannock High School. I am currently seeking a job in the
Geographic Information Systems field.
I greatly enjoy working with projects and concepts involving the
techniques and methods used in GIS. Given that GIS is very much a tool
used to manipulate and present data in a way that can be deciphered in a
simplistic fashion for users of all backgrounds and expertise. Much of
the efforts are concentrated on creating carefully produced maps that
show the desired features of geographic data.
I have experience primarily with using ArcGIS products which include
ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcScene, etc. This particular package of software
is user-friendly, navigable and instrumental in producing meaningful
results. The other applicable software product is made by Leica Systems,
named ERDAS IMAGINE. It is a software essentially used for remote
sensing purposes, enabling one to identify geographic features from
satellites, aerial photography, sensors and other instruments used to
Living in an era of growth and change of inhabited areas, both
culturally, economically and even socially, raises attention and
awareness on many critical issues and challenges. In these cases GIS can
be used in many different fields to observe many different aspects of
change. Being a resident of the Chesapeake Bay I know that there are
many environmental concerns of coastal elements that effect the
biological habitat along with human interaction and well-being.
Through GIS one may observe environmental hazards such as sea-level
rise, or monitoring the presence, movement and condition of specific
Not only in these times do we see changes in environment but also in
population and the way that people live with the new technology that is
introduced. In meeting the needs of people it is important to understand
the trends and patterns of land-use and zoning. GIS is vital part of
land-use planning in distinguishing and pin-pointing the best methods to
meet needs and properly respond to growth and change.