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NHD Operations Supervisor - Rolla,MO and GeoConflation Point of Contact
David Anderson is a cartographer at the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) in Rolla, MO. David recieved a bachelor of science degree in Environmental Science: Natural Sciences and certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the University of West Florida.
David joined the USGS in 2008 as a National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Point of Contact (POC). Over his time at NGTOC, he has devoted his time to researching, advocating, and evaluating hydrography in both the NHD and Watershed Boundary Datasets (WBD). David was the product owner for the NHD GeoConflation tool, used to import local resolution data into the NHD; and the NHD Utilities, a suite of tools designed to help non-editors manipulate the NHD.
In his current role as the cartographic supervisor of the NHD Operations section at the Rolla, MO center, David supervises six editors dedicated to maintaining the NHD. David also currently serves as a subject matter expert for local resolution hydrography data.
B.S. Environmental Science: Natural Sciences, University of West Florida, 2004
April 2018 - present, Cartographic Supervisor, NGTOC, Rolla,MO
Oct 2008 - April 2018, Cartographer - NHD POC, NGTOC, Rolla,MO
Jun 2006 - Oct 2008, Environmental Consultant - Florida State NHD Coordinator - Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee,FL
Oct 2004 - Jun 2006, Environmental Manager - GIS Coordinator, Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee,FL
Aug 2003 - Oct 2004, GIS Analyst, City of Pensacola, Pensacola,FL
Aug 2001 - Dec 2004, Teaching (GIS, ERMP) and Research Assistant (3D Mapping Generation), University of West Florida, Pensacola,FL
While there are several hydrography datasets containing the acronym “NHD” available for download, there are major differences a user can use to...