JIM ALBERT, GISP
VICE PRESIDENT – GEOMATICS MANAGER
GISP – Certified geographic information systems (GIS) professional
North Carolina State University
Pursuing Master’s Degree GIST
East Tennessee State University
B.S.G.S., with emphasis on Geography & Computer Technology
Walters Stata Community College
A.A.S., Drafting & Design / NAIT Accredited
Tennessee Geographic Information Council
Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
Jim has 20 years experience in the field of Geomatics. He is passionate in his pursuit of lifelong learning and advanced education. He has developed surveying and field inspection protocols that have led to efficient GIS asset collection, data management, and integration into several program management projects. He is proficient in building hydrologic information systems and creating survey grade 3D surface models. He has been an invaluable member of the LDA team. His qualifications in GIS, databases, infrastructure, construction, information technology, surveying, drafting and design make him a well-rounded leader to our Geomatics team.
FAA part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate
Autodesk Civil 3D
ESRI Certification & Specialized Training
Topcon 3D Office & Magnet
Deriving Raster’s for Terrain Analysis
Creating 3D data
3D Visualization Techniques
Processing Raster Data
3D Analysis of Surface and Features
Jim is the task lead for a GIS data conversion project. The project involves the conversion of about 650 hardcopy as-built drawings dating from the 1970’s. His role is to design the water infrastructure geodatabase, determine the approach and methodology, write a quality control plan, manage the work of a junior staff member, and ultimately be responsible for the QA/QC to ensure each deliverable met the accuracy requirements specified in the quality control plan.
Jim provides management oversight the city of Maryville data collection and field investigation process to evaluate Maryville’s public right of way areas and assess ADA compliance. Jim managed multiple teams and coordinated the entire collection process through the use of GIS, tablets, and web applications.
Jim is providing GIS specific project management oversight and facilitates data model workshops used to develop the City’s water system network database. He provided a platform to transfer water system from GIS to KY Pipe format and performed a specialized quality control check of water system network to ensure the highest spatial accuracy. He is also managing the development of the water model and developing scenarios for data analysis data and demand forecasting.
The City of Johnson City was exploring various options for reducing local flooding in its historic downtown district. A key part of this effort was the development of a planning level hydraulic model of the stormwater system and errant overland flows. Jim used GIS tools and available databases to delineate King Creek and Brush Creek, and then extracted drainage areas and imperviousness characteristics at a number of “flow points” along the streams. We used this data to estimate peak flow rates for a range of flood frequencies. The estimated peak flows were used as input to a SWMM model of downtown Johnson City. The planning model was used to evaluate a number of drainage improvement options for reducing local flooding in the historic district.
). Jim was involved in all aspects of the project including developing base-maps in ArcGIS, field investigations on over 1.2 million feet of assets, and linking collected data and information to the new GIS system. Included in the new GIS system are manhole inspection reports, flow monitoring data, smoke testing defects, CCTV inspections, and dye testing/flooding. Jim also managed the large amount of data associated with the project that is part of a $25 million wastewater collection system rehabilitation program.
Jim performed a number of activities including the development and field inspection protocols for the efficient geographic information system integration. He also managed and processed the large amount of data associated with the project including inspection databases, field sketches, pictures, survey data, and CCTV videos. Additionally, he was responsible for analyzing the data and developing the GIS for the 1.2 million feet of infrastructure.