Jason Ross

GIS Technician
Forest Technology Diploma / Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications / RISC GPS certified

250.871.8372 ext:209

Jason spent 12 years leading production teams in sound design, management, implementation, and tool development for video games before moving into the world of GIS. Now he leverages his technical skill and interest in mobile data collection to join the GIS world as it embraces more accessible field tablet use. Prior to joining Silvacare he worked for the Forestry Department at Vancouver Island University as GIS Technician, where he consolidated datasets, brought historic woodlot data from paper to digital, supported analysis for management plans, as well as improved accuracy of data through Trimble field surveys and topological editing. While with VIU he also gained experience with RESULTS reporting, Phoenix Pro silvicultural software, and helped bring tablet computing into the Forestry curriculum. He has also worked with HAZUS-MH disaster modelling software from Natural Resources Canada / FEMA, building a foundational dataset in that tool for the Cowichan Valley Regional District.