Professional GISc Practitioner

Petrus Blom is a Professional GISc Practitioner with more than 20 years’ professional experience within the built and engineering environment. During this time, he performed a variety of project and information management roles within a diverse range of industries and sectors including Asset management, Property & Housing, Transportation, Agriculture, Tourism, Mining, Oil and Gas, Finance, Commerce, and Planning and Development.
He is a Graduate Certified in Asset Management and holds a Hons Degree in Geography and environmental management from University Johannesburg. He has been involved in scores of projects within the asset management, valuation as well as the development planning domain, including built environment performance plans, property management, valuation rolls, spatial development frameworks, master plans, infrastructure asset management plans, environmental plans, urban regeneration strategies, urban design and feasibility analysis for optimum location, cost and accessibility for complete neighborhoods down to individual businesses.
Petrus is especially well known for his capabilities with regards to property management, data management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), web mapping, mobile mapping (survey123 & collector) and GPS applications and he is a registered Professional GISc Practitioner with SAGC.
As a GIS specialist, he has also been involved with the modelling of water distribution, sewer reticulation and transport networks, route determination, visual assessments (EIA's), spatial and 3D modelling, economic-feasibility-studies, decision-support-systems, environmental-spatial-databases just to name a few.
Local and international work has been undertaken on projects in Mozambique, Zambia, Angola, Botswana and Rwanda.
His previous project experience includes:
• Project management in GIS related projects.
• Assist engineers on their engineering projects with GIS analysis.
• Problem solving in GIS environment.
• Managing and training of junior GIS operators.
• GPS experience: Travel patterns & route determination.
• Creating and customizing of thematic maps and report for specified projects.
• Managing attribute data and database design (Access, Excel, dbase, MySQL)
• Typical analytical examples: Traffic, water flow volumes, etc.
• The use and manipulation of aerial photos (raster data) to enhance maps.
• Extracting data from various sources.
• Customizing ArcView through Avenue; (PTMIS, ERMIS)
• Capturing, manipulating of spatial and alphanumeric data for queries and reports.
• Building of DTM's from contours for prelim designs (roads, water, sewer, etc.).
• Construction and updating of metadata.

Last Resume Update Jul 15, 2020
Address Pretoria, South Africa
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Experience

i @ Consulting
Senior Manager: GIS & Data
Apr 2015 - Current

• Day-to-day management of unit
• Liaise with clients like municipalities, government, TYME digital, Crosspoint, etc
• Project management in GIS related projects
• Assist engineers on their engineering projects with GIS analysis
• Problem solving in GIS environment
• Managing and training of junior GIS operators.
• Setup and maintaining ArcGIS server and Portal for ArcGIS.
• Creating web map applications for clients (internal and external.
• Setting up and maintaining i@datawarehouse
• Creating and customizing of thematic maps and report for specified projects
• Managing attribute data and database design (Access, Excel, dbase, MySQL) using VBA
• Solutions used daily includes ArcGIS, ArcGIS Pro, Network Analyst and 3D Analyst
• The use and manipulation of aerial photos (raster data) to enhance maps.
• Extracting data from various sources.
• Capturing, manipulating of spatial and alphanumeric data for queries and reports.
• Construction and updating of metadata.

Royal HaskoningDHV (SSI Engineers & Environmental Consultants)
GIS Service Line Manager / Principal Associate
Jan 1998 - Mar 2015

• Day-to-day management of unit
• Yearly budgeting for GIS user group
• Clients like municipalities, government, Prasa, ESKOM,
• Project management in GIS related projects
• Assist engineers on their engineering projects with GIS analysis
• Problem solving in GIS environment
• Give GIS support to other sectors (water, environmental, electrical, telemetry and transport) countrywide
• Managing and training of junior GIS operators.
• GPS experience: Travel patterns & route determination.
• Creating and customizing of thematic Maps and Report for specified Projects
• Managing attribute data and database design (Access, Excel, dbase, MySQL)
using VBA
• Typical Analytical examples: Traffic, water flow volumes, etc.
• The use and manipulation of aerial photos (raster data) to enhance maps.
• Extracting data from various sources (Census data, SA Explorer, etc)
• Customizing ArcView through Avenue; (PTMIS, ERMIS)
• Capturing, manipulating of spatial and alphanumeric data for queries and reports.
• Building of DTM's from contours for prelim designs (Roads, Water, Sewer, etc).
• Construction and updating of metadata.
• Assist with site evaluations where necessary and in recording environmental evaluations in progress at the time.

PRASA - Spoornet (Environmental Management)
Environmental Officer (Student)
Dec 1996 - Dec 1997

• Environmental mapping and research. Assisted with site evaluations where necessary and in recording environmental evaluations in progress at the time.
• Updated environmental risk data previously recorded in data and topographical map form for various major railway lines.
• Under supervision, prepared new topographical line map books for further risk assessment studies proposed for other existing rail routes.
• Inserted appropriate infrastructure locations on maps.
• Communicated with various Urban and Government Offices in the process of gathering demographic data required for risk assessment purposes.
• Updated and completed infrastructural data begun on previous tasks.
He has assisted with on-site measurement of areas for grass establishment on civil earthworks, required for contract documentation.

Education

Institute of Quality Asset Management (Australia)
10160NAT Graduate Certificate in Asset Management (RTO 22515)
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

• Manage asset data and knowledge
• Manage risk and performance of assets
• Develop and implement asset management plans
• Formulate a business case for expenditure programs
• Prepare operational and capital plans

Rand Afrikaans University (University of Johannesburg)
B Honours (Geography and Environmental Management)
Jan 1997 - Mar 1998

• Environmental management
• Geo information systems
• Geomorphology
• Climatology
• Philosophy
• Project (E.I.A. - the transport of dangerous liquids by rail)
• Remote sensing

University of North West (Potchefstroom University for C.H.E
BA (Geography & Environmental Studies)
Jan 1993 - Dec 1996

• Geography
• Recreation and tourism
• Psychology
• Mathematics
• Computer science
• Economics

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