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Paul Zhao, Cartographic Specialist and Geomatics Technician

16 Herbert Wales Crescent

Markham, ON L6C 0G1

905 534-2989 Cell: 647 982-6388 res paul_zhao22@live.ca

Portfolio Website: https://www.vizify.com/paul-zhao


Highlights of Qualifications


  • Strong affinity for AutoCAD Map 3D version 2013, cartography, mapping, drafting, geography and GIS applications
  • Good knowledge of air photos, cartography design, databases, datum, data management, Garmin GPS, map production, municipal mapping, map projections, metadata, remote sensing and symbology principles
  • Professional written and oral communications for interacting with internal/external customers and preparing documentation
  • Excellent technical, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure without compromising quality or deadlines
  • Flexible and adaptable team player who can work independently with minima supervision and collaborate with team members
  • Valid Ontario G driver’s license; Open to shifts and weekend work


Technical Skills


Cartography: Adobe Illustrator/Avenza Map Publisher and ESRI ArcGIS (3D Analyst, ArcMap, ArcCatalogue, ArcEditor, ArcScene, ArcSDE, ArcView, Spatial Analyst, SQL (ArcGIS Select by Attributes) & extensions (DEM), CorelDraw


Web Cartography:  ArcGIS Online, ArcServer, Google Earth


CAD: AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Civil


Databases: Access, Excel


Remote Sensing: Focus and Ortho Engine (PCI Geomatica), AutoCAD Map 3D


Graphic/Web Design: Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, CorelDraw, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP


Microsoft Office Suite: Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word


Other: FME, Python, VB.NET, VBA




Geographic Information Systems-Cartographic Specialist                    June 2013

 Sir Sandford Fleming of Environmental and Natural Resource Science, Lindsay, Ontario


Geomatics Technician Diploma                                                                  April 2011

Sir Sandford Fleming of Environmental and Natural Resource Science, Lindsay, Ontario


Relevant Experience


GIS Technician                                                                                             Oct – Nov 2013

QSP Geographics Inc, Toronto ON  

  • Used EGIS, PMTS, and STORMS applications to locate abandoned and service gas mains for data verification
  • Analyzed both AsLaids and Field notes on ArcGIS 10.1 for a gas utility company to ensure it was in GIS


Paul Zhao

905-534-2989 res 647-982-6388 cell


GIS Technician                                                                                             Summer 2013

Clearview Township, Stayner, ON

Assisted the environmental and planning departments with:

  • Mapping of the municipal sanitary sewage and water system and infrastructure
  • Mapping and data analysis of infrastructure
  • Scanning drawings and converting them to PDF files for the Building and Planning Departments


GIS Mapping Technician, Co-op                                                                Jan - June 2013

Kawartha Lakes Green Trails Alliance and Kawartha Trans Canada Trail, Kawartha Lakes, ON  

  • Used the GPS data provided on parks and trails to sort the parks and trails according to size, facilities, location, and ease of access via bus, bike, or walking by importing them to ArcGIS and then Adobe Illustrator
  • Photographed key features located in the park or along trail link for GIS mapping to locate important landmarks in Lindsay 
  • Produced a hard copy (wall) poster size park and trail map of the parks and trails in Lindsay
  • Designed an electronic copy of the Lindsay Park and Trail map to be used in a brochure
  • Developed an interactive park and trail webpage compatible for use on the City of Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation and Culture website and established two geo caches.


GIS Assistant                                                                                                            Summer 2011

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Government of Ontario Thunder Bay, ON

  • Digitized Bathometry maps of Blind River and updated road network of Ontario Provincial Parks and Protected Conservation Areas of Ontario of North-western Ontario to ensure materials were current
  • Created a “how to” guide on converting graphics to shape-files to assist new employees with learning ESRI ArcGIS
  • Performed other duties as assigned


GIS Tutor-                                                                                                      Sept 2009 – Apr 2011

Self Employed, Lindsay, ON


  • Tutored Ecological Restoration and Geomatics Technician students on using ESRI ArcGIS 9.3 and AutoCAD Map 3D 2009 and 2010 software to ensure they learned the basics and shortcuts
  • Provided homework assistance to students who were taking Geomatics in Surveying, GIS Principles and Remote Sensing courses


Employment History


Food Prep                                                                                                      May 2012 – present

 Longo’s Brothers,      Vaughan, ON


Assembler                                                                                                     Dec 2011 – Feb 2012

Estee Launder Cosmetic Inc., Markham, ON


Administrative and Client Service Assistant                                            Dec 2011 - Jan 2011

JVS Markham, Markham, Ontario





If you want references and see my portfolio, message me


Paul Zhao




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