Lonnie R Lanham

I primarily work for the USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, creating and managing digital content. I'm very much into geography, cartography, computers and gadgetry. So, it only makes sense that I work for the USGS! 


Professional History

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

2014 - Present
USGS, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Baltimore MD
Web Developer/Digital Content Manager

2004 - 2014
USGS, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Baltimore MD 
Lead Information Technology Specialist/Web Administrator

2000 - 2004 
USGS, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Baltimore MD 
Web Administrator/Information Technology Specialist

1999 - 2000 
USGS, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Baltimore MD 
Scientific Illustrator/Cartographer/Web Developer-Site Designer (contract position)

National Geographic Society Publications: Book Division 
1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

1998 - 1999 
Atlas Cartographic Publications, Guide Book Publications
Cartographer (contract position)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Geography & Environment Systems
1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

1997 - 1998 
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Geography
Lab Assistant for Spatial Analysis and Cartographic Production Laboratories

Sunway Hotels Hospitality
10700 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77042

1992 - 1996 
Auditor, Technical Applications Manager



Masters: Digital Publications Design, core: Interaction Design & Web Development, University of Baltimore
Certificate Coursework: Digital Media Production††

Bachelors: Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Certificates: GIS/Spatial Analysis, Cartographic Production

Other: Continuing coursework, staying up-to-date on trends, technology and processes in Web development and trends in UX - Windows OS, and Macintosh OS, training for Adobe ACE (Illustrator, Photoshop); 2014: Mac OS X Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA); CompTIA A+, iNet+; Various USGS-based training courses (COUA Active Directory, LLMA Lotus Notes E-mail Administration, UNIX Web Administration/Mastering A Website, IPDS Publications Management Databasing, Administering Macs in the Active Dierectory Environment


Operating Systems:

  • Mac OSX up to Catalina, Pro-User Admin
  • Windows 10 Active Directory Admin, COUA Certified
  • ChromeOS

Web Development & Design:

  • Coding: HTML5, CSS3, XML, SVG, JavaScript, Python, PHP
  • Adobe Professional (Creative Cloud 2020): DreamweaverPhotoshopIllustrator, InDesignPremier Pro, Audition, Acrobat

Application Development:

  • ColdFusion
  • IIS and Apache server
  • Google Maps API
  • Visual Basic
  • MediaWiki
  • PHP Storm
  • WordPress CMS
  • Drupal CMS

Related Productivity & Specialty Software:

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Google Docs
  • ArcGIS
  • Google Earth Professional

†† Engine Performance© Award for Hi-Tech project of the year for Scalable Solutions℠ Visible.XML, Productions


Other Interests

Artistic cartography, photography and drone imagery, information graphics, Web-based cartography/GIS, interactive mapping applications, interactive Web Technologies, XML, Scalable Vector Graphic development, 3D environment rendering, technical illustration, architecture, structural & civil engineering, digital communications, and the design of everything