Geology and Geographic Information Systems Consulting

I am a Geologist, currently working as a "Geographic Information Systems Analyst/ Statistician/ Programmer" in the Faculty of Medicine, Community Health and Epidemiology, at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

My nine-to-five job involves generating spatial statistics from multi- million-record health-care datasets. Funding provided by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF), and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

My current research interests include; Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Bayesian Probability (Weights of Evidence), Clinical Trials, Multi-Level Modelling, and Spatial Databases.

As a five-to-nine freelancer I provide GIS consulting/contracting services and advice to clients in fields such as; health care, marketing, engineering, and environmental site planning.

For my GIS computing needs I use a series of customized Open Source programs (GDAL, GRASS, GSTAT, MySQL) running on Linux & Cygwin. In addition, I use proprietary software; ArcGIS, Oracle, and SAS within Windows 2000, Alpha/OpenVMS, and UNIX environments.

My expertise;

  • Geoscientific Programming/Analysis
  • Spatial/Relational database design

Other interests include;

  • Phase I and II ESA's
  • Core logging
  • Mudlogging
  • Exploration geology

If you have any Geo-needs please feel free to contact me;
geologist @

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