Jason M Wheatley, GISP

Spatial IT (GIS) Manager

Qualifications Summary

Accomplished, results-driven and detail-oriented Geospatial Professional with over ten years of comprehensive GIS and Web development experience.  Proven ability to manage, lead, train, and evaluate staff of all skill levels within the geospatial field. Background focused on the strategic planning of geospatial operations, program evaluation, project planning and completion, solutions development, and client consultation.  Technical expertise includes complex spatial problem solving, data processing and accessibility, quality assurance, technical writing, and systems maintenance.  Extensive experience collaborating with public agencies, at all levels on GIS-related tasks.  Possess expert command over ESRI GIS Software Suite, GIS Open Source solutions and Web authoring software.  Maintain an active role in the geospatial field through professional organization affiliation and conference involvement.


Master of Science (M.S.) – GIS & Public Administration
Salisbury University – August, 2008

GIS & Public Administration; Advanced GIScience; Managing GIS; Database Processing & Management; Regional GIS Coordination; Program Evaluation

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Geography (GIS Track)
Salisbury University – August, 2004

GIS; Advanced GIS; Cartographic Visualization; Remote Sensing; Spatial Analysis; Economic Geography; Environmental Planning; Web & Graphic Design

Current Employment

Century Engineering, Inc - Hunt Valley, Maryland

Geospatial Technologies (GIS) Manager, February 2011 – present

  • Serve as company-wide coordinator of all GIS-related projects and activities
  • Develop and execute a multitude of GIS marketing practices including client meetings, technical reporting and materials design
  • Manage multiple on-going GIS projects, supervise two full-time GIS staff members, and conduct final QA/QC on all GIS products
  • Perpetuate company GIS knowledge infrastructure through the development and delivery of novice to advanced-level training seminars for staff from a diverse range of engineering disciplines
  • Support GIS and non-GIS staff through technical assistance and geospatial process planning
  • Compose technical and price proposals for all GIS-related pursuits
  • Implement and maintain Century’s Enterprise GIS solutions through inter-departmental coordination and needs determination
  • Built and maintain company-wide spatial data repository to centralize disparate data stores, eliminate unnecessary redundancies and reduce costs associated with data storage
  • Define systems architecture for GIS-related solutions including hardware, software, data, applications, and staffing
  • Present and critique GIS and non-GIS technology solutions for the purpose of strategic planning as a member of Century’s IT Technical and Visionary Committees

Previous Employment

Greenhorne & O'Mara Laurel, Maryland

Senior GIS Analyst / Acting Database AdministratorAugust 2009 – February 2011

  • Worked primarily with floodplain modeling and map composition in support of FEMA’s Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) and RiskMAP efforts
  • Led Research & Development activities to help improve floodplain delineation methods and project workflows through data and process optimization
  • Organized and scheduled multiple GIS tasks and delegated work to over 10 GIS staff members
  • Provided GIS technical and methods guidance to joint venture partners, managers and staff
  • Composed numerous technical manuals and reports that served as a GIS reference library for staff
  • Performed QA/QC on all DFIRM mapping and database products including geometric and tabular data validation, as well as logical assessments

Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC) - Salisbury, Maryland

Consultant (Freelance)May 2010 – August 2010
Senior GIS Analyst, July 2008 – August 2009
GIS Analyst, June 2004 – June 2008

As Consultant - Led Quality Assurance Review of the 2010 Maryland Ortho-Imagery Partnership flight of the nine counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland (coverage of over 4,500 mi2)

  • Developed Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) outlining the review guidelines and standards
  • Composed formal written methodology to be executed by ESRGC staff
  • Provided instruction and training to staff in order to complete the quality review

As full-time staff

  • Involved with GIS projects consisting of a diverse range of applications including:  urban and environmental planning, asset management, impact analyses, visualization/simulation, custom technology solutions, and data collection and processing
  • Worked in coordination with municipal and county-level government agencies to help identify GIS applications, assist with project setup, and provide on-going technical support
  • Managed public data distribution services for seven counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
  • Led several pilot projects used to develop methodologies for production-level completion
  • Organized, planned and implemented project staff training
  • Composed technical reports in support of clients’ GIS requests, as well as internal procedures
  • Streamlined project completion and business solutions through process automation via custom applications and programming
  • Performed QA/QC on GIS projects, analytical results, and final products
  • Presented project results, mapping and reports to ESRGC clients and partners
  • Managed centralized 6 TB SAN data server containing all project-related and collateral datasets
  • Served as a cartographic lead for all deliverable mapping products
  • Provided general IT support including workstation, software and server maintenance

Skill Set

GIS Technical


GIS Planning & Systems Design
Needs Identification & Feasibility Studies
Project Planning & Methods Development
Quality Assurance & Quality Control
Application Development
Database Design, Development & Maintenance
Data Handling, Processing, Validation & Optimization
Geospatial Process Modeling & Tool Development
Web Design & Development
Cartographic & Design Principles
Metadata Composition
General Information Technology Functions
Systems and Software Maintenance
Sophisticated Oral & Written Communication

ESRI ArcGIS Suite 9.x & 10.x
Manifold Systems GIS
Quantum GIS
Flood Map Desktop (FMD)
MapPublisher 8.x
OpenLayers API
Google Maps API
Apache Web Server & Tomcat
Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator)
Notepad ++


SQL; PHP; HTML/CSS; XML; JavaScript; Python

Professional Affiliations

Maryland State Geographic Information Committee (MSGIC) – since 2006

GIS Certification Institute (GISCI), Outreach Committee Member – since 2010