Kelly R McPherson
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), data processing and web professional with experience in cartography, mapping, illustration and dissemination of water data resources to the public through web media and email data requests.
In 1991, I began my career as a hydrologic technician surveying and processing GIS datasets with what was then the California District. Because of my focus on geography, in 1995, my title changed from a hydrologic technician to a geographer. In this role, I extended my geographic focus to include web-based applications for our cooperators to access data remotely. In 2005, I set up an ArcIMS server to allow the USGS and cooperators access to data and mapping tools. I continue to migrate access to data using new tools, and migrate web based applications to an up-to-date platforms. To make data more accessible to cooperators and the public, I have been part of a team implementing National Water Information System data across the web. From 2009 to 2011, I managed a project to analyze bathymetric surveying methods used at Loch Lomond Reservoir. These survey methods will become a baseline for bathemetric data collection in similar reservoirs.
2009 to 2011, Project development and management for the Loch Lomond Reservoir study area.
2000 to present, website page development for multiple projects throughout the state.
1990 to present, Geographer for multiple projects throughout the state.
1990 to 2003, surveyor for flood inundation, river channel research, and gaging station references.
Geospatial mapping made available to the public through web interface and creation of USGS standardized web products.
GAMA - GIS, programming and web support for water quality research in California.
Mojave Water Resources - Development of a website to support water-level and land-subsidence research.
Optimum Basin Management in San Bernardino - GIS and web support for ground-water modeling and optimum basin management research.
Owens Valley - GIS and web support for ground-water modeling research.
San Diego Hydrogeology - GIS and web support for ground-water modeling research.
Temecula - Web support for ground-water modeling research.