Allan Krisciunas

Most Recent Employment:

Electoral Geographer / Register and Geography Directorate
  Elections Canada


Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, CANADA
  Geography, B.Sc., 1976

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
  Geography, Graduate courses, 1977

Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
  Geographic Information Systems (GIS), certificate in progress


Elections Canada, Ottawa
  Electoral Geographer, Aug/2003-present

Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa
  GIS Consultant, Aug/2002 - Dec/2002
  Regional Geomatics Officer, 2000-May/2001

Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa
  Senior GIS/Policy Project Leader, Jun/2001-Aug/2002

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Ottawa
  Senior Economist / Analyst-GIS, 1999-2000
  (other positions, 1981-1997)

Elections Canada, Ottawa
  Geography Officer, Oct/1998-Feb/1999

Lakehead Planning Board, Thunder Bay
  Urban Planner, 1978-1981

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Northwestern Ontario
  Land-Use Technician, 1974-1976

Details of Professional Experiences:

Editing cartographic products for electoral mapping initiatives, using customised ESRI Maplex technology.

Conducting in-depth analysis to improve positioning of business geographics products & services in real estate functions of Canadian government.

Leading cutting-edge project, through National Atlas of Canada, to develop web-mapping tools in support of senior policy decision makers.

Providing client-focused real estate solutions with GIS-based innovations (MapInfo, Vertical Mapper).

Developing specialised real estate applications in a GIS (ArcView, Avenue).

Implementing a new GIS (procurement of software & spatial data, quality assurance, testing, costing, scheduling).

Managing GIS feasibility studies (full management of contracts and consultants, cost/benefit analysis, user needs measurement, testing, demos).

Managing GIS-based housing market research initiatives.

Real estate market analysis, residential feasibility studies, financial analysis, mortgage approvals/renewals.

GIS analysis (eg: SQL in MapInfo and ArcView), query building with SAS on corporate databases.

Desktop thematic mapping in MapInfo and ArcView.

Vector coverage editing and quality control using Arc/Info (7.2.1) on UNIX, for electoral boundary maps.

Raster-based GIS image analysis using IDRISI on BIL data, map algebra, cost analysis, geo-referencing.

Multivariate statistical analysis (Principal Components, Factor Analysis, Trend Surface).

Urban planning (secondary plans, zoning by-laws, advice to Committees of Adjustment, OMB hearings).

Management of major mapping projects, including air photo interpretation, field surveys and soils analysis using Canada Land Inventory (CLI).

Water quality assessment and mapping, using chemical, biological and bathymetry data.

Lake shoreline surveying, mapping and reporting for recreational home developments.

Professional Skills:

Database design, testing and delivery.

Adult education:  assessment of needs, design and delivery of workshops.

Client presentations.

Media relations.

Contract management, including:  spec-writing, legal review, tendering, bid evaluation, contract negotiation, progress advancing, close-out.

Survey design and administration.

Taskforce & user work-group participation.

Policy analysis, development, implementation; program evaluation & recommendation.

Senior management & stakeholder briefings (researching & writing, briefing notes, position papers, dockets).

Budget control.

Software Skills/Experience:
  • ESRI (ArcView, Arc/Info, ArcGIS, Maplex)
  • MapInfo
  • AutoCAD
  • some GIS programming (MapBasic, Avenue, Autodesk-LISP, VBA for ArcGIS)
  • Fortran
  • some C++
  • SAS
  • some SQL
  • IBM mainframe applications (CICS, TSO)
  • web page design (MS FrontPage)
  • web publishing (FTP)
  • graphics & desktop publishing
  • database (MS Access)
  • popular office suites (Microsoft Office, Corel, Lotus).




Contracts Canada:

If you are a Government Buyer, you may find my supplier details on the Contracts Canada website by searching on this PBN:    864975263PG0001

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