12/12 to PRESENT: President of Van Sickle LLC

I am an independent contractor and advised Anadarko, IHS Energy, Chesapeake, Microsoft, Intermap, Jeppesen, Geoeye, Hess, Laredo, Enserca, Digital Globe and others in geospatial matters. During this time I have managed the creation of the worldwide T&E sites for two major earth observation satellites (Geoeye I and Geoeye II) which are used for frequent accuracy assessments. I have conducted a spatial accuracy comparison study for Digital Globe in Durban, South Africa, Seoul, South Korea and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. I conducted training at the NAVCEN in Alexandria for the USCG. I have provided technical assistance in the reconstruction of the geodetic network of Nigeria. I have managed the gravity/magnetic and hyperspectral/multispectral analysis of Borzon VII a concession block in the South Gobi in Mongolia.

7/10 – 12/12: VP of Geospatial Services: Downtown Design Services Inc: Denver, CO

I led the team that built the GIS for natural gas gathering in the Barnett Shale. I was involved in the creation of a BIM of the White House in Washington DC.

04/06 – 6/10: Principal: Stantec Consulting, Denver, CO

I led the team that provided a range of professional services for right-of-way acquisition, alignment and construction of hundreds of miles of new natural gas collection lines in a highly urbanized environment in the Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth, Texas area.   I also managed the creation of over 1,000 ground control points for Microsoft in 81 cities and nine national parks in the United States, 12 cities in Canada, and 14 cities in Mexico. I managed control for terrestrial LiDAR for Building Information Modeling including a project at the White House. I also managed aerial LiDAR including projects for Bonneville Power Authority. I performed a data flow analysis and review for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to allow them to take full advantage of the growth and change in GIS and geomatics technologies.   

02/05 – 02/06: CTO: CompassData: Centennial CO

At CompassData I led the team that collected, processed and reported GPS ground control positions for cities around the world. This control was used to ortho-rectify the satellite imagery that populates Google’s Earth product, the online 3D application that provides detailed global GIS information. http://earth.google.com/. My team and I completed this work in Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, VietNam, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, UK, Brazil, Venezuela, Paraguay, Uruguay, Columbia, Panama, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Algeria, South Africa, India, Ecuador, Madagascar, Spain, Portugal, Canada and the United States.

6/02 – 11/04: Surveying Manager and Director of GIS: V3 Consultants: Lakewood, CO

11/96 – 6/02: GIS Department Manager: Qwest Communications: Denver, CO

I was the GIS Director at Qwest.  I created the department and led the effort to build the GIS spatial database of the worldwide network since its inception, I built the staff of twenty-five IT professionals.

The GIS currently holds its 25,000 mile worldwide network. I developed the original data paths from GPS positioning and conventional surveying to the Oracle Spatial database and the MapGuide Web Tool incorporating data from a myriad of sources and linking to other databases in the company.

I have experience with and interacted with senior management in all departments, including Engineering, Operations, IT, Sales, Finance and etc. in the full range of business processes.

5/93 – 10/96: Manager: Triconsultants, Inc.(KLH): Lakewood, Colorado

I was manager for GIS and legal land surveying, construction, ALTA, and boundary surveys. The work was land, commercial and industrial development. I used AutoCad and DCA extensively, wrote legal descriptions, supervised crews, and the production of plats.

11/90 – 5/93: GIS: INFOTEC Development: Lakewood, Colorado

I, with six others, prepared the GCDB. A GIS database of Public Lands including every township in the state of Colorado. The work was done under the aegis of the Bureau of Land Management. INFOTEC’s contract for this work expired in May of 1993.

1/90 – 11/90: Survey Manager: David Evans and Associates, Inc.: Irvine, CA.

At this regional office of DEA I supervised GPS surveys, including the successful completion of their contract for the surveying of the Eastern Transportation Corridor highway in the Los Angeles basin and other large-scale projects. 

7/86 – 7/89: Advanced Program Instructor: Denver Institute of Technology; Denver, CO

I prepared the program that I taught at DIT. It covered surveying astronomy, geodetic and control surveys, land descriptions, land boundary law and public lands.

11/84 -7/86: Survey Manager: Aeroservice; Houston, TX

My duties included supervision of GPS control surveys using the first commercially available GPS receiver, the Macrometer. I supervised crews of five men in widely varied and difficult circumstances. My responsibilities included logistics, project and network planning, training, computations and troubleshooting all around the US.