Pauline Quiah, a Geospatial Analyst working for Chenega Technical Innovations (CTI) supporting their Geocentric Environment for Analysis and Reasoning (GEAR+) Contract, was featured at this year’s 2023 ESRI User Conference (ESRI UC). Three of her geographic maps, featured in this article, were selected. Ultimately, her dashboard map won second place! Her team members and the ESRI community admired her ability to convert geospatial data metrics into graphics that visibly decrypt National information regarding U.S. populations, volcano statuses, and Washington D.C.
One of her most significant accomplishments this year was being featured as a finalist. This year, the conference gave attendees insight into the latest advances in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. The event occurred in San Diego, California, from July 15-19, 2024. The conference attracted nearly 18,000 in-person attendees and more than 20,000 virtual attendees! The 2023 Esri UC map contest awarded nominees from multiple categories; “I didn’t think any of my maps would be featured in a million years! My maps are categorized into three categories: Dashboard, US Volcano Status Live from USGS Volcanoes Program; Reference Map, Washington D.C.; Thematic Map, Welcome Signs of the 50 States Displaying States’ Population. All three maps were selected for display in the map gallery! Ultimately my dashboard map won 2nd place. I was shocked; I knew that there were thousands of entries internationally. Selecting my maps and winning an award validated my geographic information systems (GIS) skills.”
Pauline’s daily duties include extracting, collecting, and testing data for GEAR visualization capabilities, testing tools, creating feature layers, and collecting weather climate data and geodata from different sources. When asked if she believes her job has a purpose, she stated, “Absolutely. Through my work, I strive to make a difference. When asked if I’m content with what I do, I think about the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) slogan: Know the World, Show the Way… from Seabed to Space. My work aims to communicate to the world geographical information that helps solve global problems by gathering, analyzing, and sharing data through maps, graphs, and dashboards.”
Pauline’s work ethic and drive have not gone unseen. The CTI team is extremely thankful to have her on their team; as a whole, they are very excited about her future endeavors. Her ability to find new ways to adhere to data analytics is astonishing. Keep up the great work, Pauline!
ESRI is the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping. Since 1969, they have supported customers with geographic science and geospatial analytics, called The Science of Where. They take a geographic approach to problem-solving and are committed to using science and technology to build a sustainable world.
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