Monday, April 7, 2014

Internship Student Spotlight

GIS4944/5945, GIS Internship, Instructor, Mrs. Leah Lewis, GISP

GIS Internships - Let's get to work!


The following student was chosen to highlight their current GIS internship experience.  

Warren Rich 

About Warren: Warren is currently an archaeologist at the University of Vermont conducting lab work and field survey. He became exposed to GIS through archaeology, and throughout this program he has realized the vast potential for its usage in many different fields. Warren has already used the skills learned here to assist colleagues in personal and professional research using GIS, often showing them new things and more efficient ways to complete tasks. Ultimately, he hopes to use GIS on a daily basis as a career, whether in archaeology or another field.

In his current role as an archaeologist, Warren spends most of his time participating in ongoing research pertaining to least cost path analysis in the prehistoric Eastern Woodlands, managing and updating state archaeological databases, digitizing and working with field data collected from archaeological excavations, and assisting in GIS related tasks in the office.

When asked if he would consider himself a raster or a vector, Warren said he would consider himself more of a raster, many different pixels (often times at very different resolutions) which can complement each other in order to create something meaningful.  Vectors are a little too one track for him.  Welcome to the spotlight, Warren!

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