Allyson_LiDARSeeking interesting opportunities where I can utilize the technical skills I have gained both through the Remote Sensing Advanced Diploma Program and in working extensively with LiDAR data collection and processing, in combination with the organizational abilities and personal skills I have attained through previous work experience.


  • Engaging, insightful and creative
  • Quick to learn new systems and software applications, with little supervision
  • Ability to be calm in high stress situations
  • Professional and flexible approach in the work environment
  • Efficient in a fast-paced, multi-task environment; project and task oriented
  • Innovative problem solver
  • Pleasant and tactful in dealing with clients


Software Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of LiDAR processing applications including Bentley Microstation, TerraSolid Suite (Scan, Match, Photo), and Dashmap 5.1, POS MMS and GNSS, QT Modeler
  • Intermediate knowledge of remote sensing applications including PCI Geomatica 10.0ERDAS Imagine 8.xSurfer 10.x
  • Intermediate knowledge of GIS applications including ArcGIS Desktop 10.0ArcInfo WorkstationMapInfo Professional 8.0, and Grid Modelling in ArcINFO
  • Intermediate knowledge of photogrammetric processes including photo mosaicing, orthorectification, and classification using aerial, Landsat, Radarsat and Ikonos imagery
  • Intermediate knowledge of graphics software packages such as CorelDraw Graphic Suite X3Macromedia Dreamweaver MXAdobe Photoshop and PhaseOne CaptureOne
  • Introductory knowledge of the Mobile Mapper Office  and Leica Geo Office  GPS processing packages
  • Introductory programming and scripting knowledge using VB.netScripter (Surfer), EASI (PCI Geomatica), HTML(web design), Python(GIS)
  • Advanced knowledge of administration software packages such as Microsoft WordExcelOutlookPublisherAct! DatabaseQuickbooks Accounting

Hardware Skills:

  • Operational knowledge of Optech’s ALTM 3100-C LiDAR system; 450 operational hours
  • Operational knowledge of the Rollei AIC Digital Camera system
  • Operational knowledge of the FLIR A615 thermal camera system
  • Operational knowledge of Leica and Trimble survey GPS receivers
  • Understanding of aircraft logistics (fixed wing) and airborne survey practices

Safety Courses:

  • WHIMIS and OH&S certified, 2007
  • First Aid/CPR, 2008
  • Boater Safety Course, 2009
  • Firearms Safety Courses – restricted and non-restricted, 2010



Candidate for Masters of Science, Applied Geomatics

  •  Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia  – 2014 (expected)

 Advanced Diploma in Remote Sensing

  •  Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia  – 2007

 Advanced Benesh Movement Notation Diploma, Dance Notation and Reconstruction

  •  The Benesh Institute, London, England – 2000

 Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours), Geography Major- Specialization in Biophysical Systems

  •  University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario – 1999 

Professional and Graduate Dance Studies, Classical Ballet, Choreography, Music, and Dance Criticism

  • Advanced Dancers Examination Certificate, Cecchetti Society of Canada
  • Intermediate Dancers Examination Certificate, Royal Academy of Dance


LiDAR Project Manager                

Airborne Imaging Inc., Calgary, Alberta               April 2012 – Current

Research Associate                

The Applied Geomatics Research Group, Middleton, Nova Scotia               December 2007 – March 2012
  • Provided mission planning and operational support in airborne LiDAR data collection 
  • Data collection system operator (450 operational hours)
  • Processing of LiDAR data from raw (collected format) to initial point cloud, data cleaning and classification and the production of DEM and terrain products (ascii grids, ArcGIS grids)
  • Contributed to educational initiatives (workshops, seminars, NSCC student labs, in-house training and support)
  • Maintained metadata, online data inventory and in-house procedures documentation

Internship – C-CLEAR/AGRG                      

The Applied Geomatics Research Group, Middleton, Nova Scotia                  June 2007 – November 2007
  • Member of the operations team supporting LiDAR operations for the AGRG, including data collection and processing (production of DEM products from initial Lidar point cloud data).


Adecco Employment Services, Halifax, Nova Scotia                                     February 2006 – August 2006
  • Temporary administration assignments, including a six month position with Crombie Properties, Park Lane, Halifax

Instructor /Administrator

Carousel Dance Centre, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario      September 1998 – December 2005
  • Inspired vision and direction in collaboration with the director, achieving client base growth from 180 to over 500 students over eight years
  • Managed accounting, invoicing, banking, and payroll systems
  • Marketing and sales as related to program enrolment, brochures, quarterly newsletters, local advertising
  • Coordinated projects including annual advertising, annual Centre timetable, client database implementation and maintenance, and CD database management
  • Initiation and implementation of entire website creation and development project
  • Trained and oversaw student employees in an administrative capacity
  • Stage managed annual performance including sound editing, properties and set supervision, lighting design and performance stage management
  • Instructed children in ballet and creative dance, ages 5 to 18 years, within an established curriculum and meeting school standards and guidelines

Administrative Support          

The Economical Insurance Group, Waterloo, Ontario                                         May-August 1995 – 1998
  • Clerical support, including front reception, telephone switchboard, glass claim processing, and policy set up (mainframe), for the Kitchener-Waterloo Branch Claims department
  • Clerical support, including policy verification for the Head Office Claims department and data entry




Dance Notator/Reconstructor                       

Houston Ballet Foundation, Houston, Texas                                                          April 2005 – May 2005

January 2001 – February 2001

Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania                                                  March 2003 – May 2003

  • Taught, rehearsed and staged James Kudelka’s “The Firebird” (National Ballet of Canada), as part of a three-way production by The National Ballet of Canada, The Houston Ballet Foundation and American Ballet Theatre
  •  Coordinated daily rehearsal schedule


Sessional Instructor                

The University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario                                              September 2001 – April 2004
  • Developed curriculum and instructed undergraduate students in four-year dance program
  • Facilitated administration of dance program with fellow instructors


Optech Inc. – in house training seminars in lidar operations and data processing

SkillPath seminar – How to be a Better Communicator



Canadian Remote Sensing Society

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada



Board of Governors Award – COGS 2007

Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia Award – Remote Sensing – COGS 2007

Gaiamatics Innovation Award – COGS 2007



Volunteer – Inn Out of the Cold                    

St. Louis Parish, Waterloo, Ontario                                                       September 2002 – December 2005
  • Overnight supervision for the “Inn Out of the Cold” program for the homeless and needy

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