Rory Nealon's Carto Vitae

My CV through a narrative, scroll driven map. It is an implementation of MapBox's Scroll-driven navigation with markers and a narrative

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Born and the early days

I was born in Satiago, Chile were my father's my father was working on his first assignment for the U.S. Foreign Service. Growing up as a "diplobrat" I lived in six country on four continents by the time I turned 18.

The American School of Madrid Madrid, Spain, International Baccalaureate

  • After spending my first two years of high school in Budapest, Hungary, I graduated from the American School of Madrid with the International Baccalaureate diploma.
  • Member of Men's Varsity Basketball Team
  • Model United Nation's Conferences in Lisbon, Portugal and in the Hague, The Netherlands

The George Washington University Washington, DC, B.A. International Affairs

  • Concentrations in: Conflict & Security and Europe & Eurasia
  • Studied Abraod in Dublin, Ireland in a Peace and Conflict program

Accenture Analyst, Rosslyn, VA, Department of State Integrated Logistics Management Project

  • Led the on site support initiative and served as the dedicated system expert for over 200 contracting officials and staff.
  • Answered, tracked, and reported on issues to a variety of stakeholders
  • Ran and validated the office of Acquisitions Management’s (AQM) secure and non-secure Procurement Surcharge Report having to learn to work in an Oracle Database and SQL to do so
  • Led all training and user group sessions of non-system experts in utilizing complex acquisition software in an efficient manner.

iMMAP Information Management Officer, Baghdad, Iraq, Support to Iraqi Humaitarian Mine Action

  • Served as the GIS/Information Management technical adviser to the Iraqi Directorate of Mine Action and other members of the Iraqi Humanitarian Demining Community
  • Guided, trained, and provided technical support to national staff to accomplish their information management (IM) duties
    • Trained IM staff on: Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA), GIS concepts and skills
    • Assisted in cleaning, preparing, and migrating the IMSMA legacy database to the newest version
    • Analyzed null and integrity issues with legacy data and advised on corrections
    • Identified and addressed overlapping hazard polygons to reduce duplicate areas
    • Assisted in the design and creation of IMSMA forms to be used on a national level
    • Advised the development of local and national IM Standard Work & Operating Procedures
  • Collaborated with colleges on writing iMMAP’s country plan, the IM section of the Project’s overall plan for 2010+, as well as quarterly reports

ITC M.Sc. Geo-Information Sciene & Earth Observation, Enschede, The Netherlands, University of Twente

  • Specialised in Governance and Spatial Information Management
  • Class Representative in the Student Government and Residential Commissioner
  • Thesis Accepted to the International Institute for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity's annual Q Conference

Apple GIS Technician, Cupertino, CA, Maps Data Team

  • Responsible for analysis, validation, curation, and reporting of data content
  • Reviewed and assembled new content from various sources
  • Created and published regularly scheduled and other ad-hoc reports as needed
  • Conducts exploratory analysis of newly ingested datasets

OTI GIS Analyst, Washington, DC, US Agency for International Development/Office of Transition Initiatives

  • Creates regular and adhoc maps and other geospatial products for OTI programs
  • Conducts statistical analysis on surveys the team have ran as well as external ones
  • Develops webmaps and other online content for teams
  • Advises on technology and other cutting edge methodologies for teams to adopt
  • Supprots the office and teams various management processes through data analysis products
  • Trains staff on a vareity of technologies and data collection concepts
  • Participates in interagency meetings to coordinate and better facilate the use of OpenStreetMap and other open source technologies

Creative Associates Technical Manager: Geospatial Services, Washington DC, Creative Development Lab

  • Leads geospatial services for Creative Associates
  • Established service desk for ad-hoc map requests including building the automated requesting tool
  • Building tool to assist programs with facility placement and service optimization
  • Consulted on business proposals and helped intragate geospatial tools into these bid