The Goodwin Team – Geomatics

 

Kevin F. May, M.A., M.P.S., GISP, CMS – GIS Supervisor – East Region

Mr. Kevin May has over 19 years of experience in applying the field of geomatics to cultural resource management. Mr. May received his B.A. in Ancient History from Ohio State University, his M.A. in Preservation Studies from Boston University, and his M.P.S. in Geographic Information Technology from Northeastern University. Additionally, he received a Certificate in GIS from Columbus State Community College and a Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing from Northeastern University. Mr. May is a certified GIS professional (GISP), a certified mapping scientist (CMS), and a certified remote sensing technologist. He is knowledgeable and experienced in utilizing a wide range of geographic information system (GIS), global positioning system (GPS), and remote sensing software for processing, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data. He is proficient in the processing and analysis of airborne and spaceborne imagery, including multispectral, hyperspectral, lidar, and radar data. Prior to joining the Goodwin team, Mr. May developed and lectures three graduate courses (Remote Sensing for Archaeology, Photogrammetry and GPS, Lidar and Radar) for Northeastern University’s remote sensing program. He has worked under a contract with the Space Archaeology Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and also in various capacities for the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, assisting in implementing that agency’s GIS, developing a plan for an underwater archeological preserve, and authoring a maritime history resource guide.

 

Alan R. Potter, M.A. – GIS Coordinator – Central Region

Mr. Alan Potter received the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Kansas and his Master of Arts in Anthropology from Wichita State University. Mr. Potter’s graduate work involved the application of advanced spatial and statistical analysis techniques to interpretation of patterning and distribution of prehistoric chipped stone artifacts from sites discovered during the Overland Pass Pipeline project in western Kansas. He has been a member of the Goodwin team for five years. Mr. Potter has provided services for many federal agencies, including the United States Army, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the United State Forest Service, in addition to various state and local agencies and private-sector clients. Mr. Potter has worked extensively throughout the Great Plains, Midwest, and Rocky Mountains, including Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

 

David Stitcher, B.A. – GIS and Graphics Department Supervisor – South Central Region

Mr. David Stitcher received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with a concentration in Archeology and a minor in Geology from Appalachian State University. He has been a member of the New Orleans Goodwin team for 14 years. As a field archeologist with R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., he previously worked throughout the Southeastern and Midwestern states. Mr. Stitcher currently serves as Graphics and GIS Supervisor in our New Orleans office. He has special skills in GIS and Trimble Technology, as well as in ESRI ArcGIS 10.3 (and the ESRI extension Spatial Analysis), Pathfinder, MicroStation, AutoCAD, Surfer, Google Earth, and Adobe Photoshop. Mr. Stitcher’s responsibilities include the production of maps on both U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) quadrangles and modern aerial photography; uploading and downloading Trimbles for field crews; creating and manipulating GIS vector (point, line, and polygon data and associated databases) and raster data (digital elevation models, USGS quadrangles, grid data, etc.); creating site plan views (based on field maps, Trimble data, and modern aerial photography) and excavation profiles (shovel test, test unit, and trench profiles); development of historical map and historical aerial photography overlays; archeological predictive modeling; and the creation of cartographic products.

 

Craig Matthews, B.A., GISP – Geographer and Spatial Data Manager – South Central Region

Mr. Craig Matthews has over 10 years of experience in the field of Geography. Mr. Matthews received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography where he focused on Historical Geography with an emphasis on Anthropology from the University of New Orleans. While in school, he interned with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) DEVELOP Program, where he assisted in the creation of a 3D forest fire prediction model and continues to participate as a judge for the yearly student poster contest. After graduation, Mr. Matthews worked on a team creating Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Maps through flood simulation modeling and worked as a contractor to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the lead GIS Analyst for a statewide Louisiana environmental mitigation project. Now a member of the GIS Department in our New Orleans headquarters, Mr. Matthews is a certified GIS Professional (GISP) and is skilled in the use of GIS and related computer platforms such as ESRI ArcGIS 10.3 (including multiple extensions and past distributions), GRASS GIS (Open Source GIS) and GeoMedia Pro. He is also skilled in Remote Sensing (ERDAS Imagine 8.7) and Computer Aided Drafting (MicroStation and AutoCAD 3D) as well as Pathfinder Office, Terrasync and ArcPad (Trimble GPS Software). Mr. Matthews’ responsibilities include the processing, accuracy, and integrity of collected spatial data; the production of maps, site plan views and excavation profiles; creating Trimble data; data dictionaries; Uploading and downloading Trimbles; creating and maintaining Geodatabases; creating and manipulating GIS vector and raster data; historic map interpretation and overlays; and creating cartographic deliverables.