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Ellis GeoSpatial (2002 - present)
  - Airborne and satellite hyperspectral & multispectral remote sensing/GIS projects - processing imagery, deriving environmental baseline (vegetation, land use/land cover, soils, water, infrastructure) and geology maps, developing FGDC-compliant metadata, building GIS solutions.
  - Services and products for projects in Afghanistan, South America, Africa, Europe, China, and Middle East.
  - In process of publishing college remote sensing textbook with downloadable database and image processing lab manual.

Director, Remote Sensing & GIS (1997-2002)
   - The MapFactory (partnering with HJW GeoSpatial)
   - Hyperspectral R&D, environmental baselines for industrial facilities, management support for start-up of 3 companies, technical support for oil and mineral exploration, 3D cities for telecom.

Remote Sensing Supervisor/Staff Geologist (1982-1997)
   - Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc. & Gulf Oil E&P Co.
   - Managed airborne radar surveys/interpretations in Congo, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Colombia. Transferred  remote sensing from research company to international operations. 

   - Technical support for Kazakstan, Venezuela, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, China, Russia, Kuwait, Yemen, Oman, West Africa, Turkey, Pakistan, Mexico, Alaska & Nevada operations.

   - Member of GIS needs-assessment team in Nigeria & Australia

Visiting Assistant Professor/NSF PostDoc (1981-1982) Rice University, Dept. of Geology

AAPG Distinguished Lecturer (1995-1996).

Diablo Valley College Instructor - Remote Sensing, Maps & Cartography Lecture & Lab (2002 - 2015)

Professional Training - Taught 11 workshops on remote sensing & GIS for geology & environment (1996-2016)

James Ellis Resume
Ellis GeoSpatial Company Profile