Matt Sayler, GISP

Graduate Student at the University of Washington Tacoma

Skill Highlights

  • ArcGIS/SDE 10.x
  • ArcFM and Designer
  • Python, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML
  • SQL Server/Oracle
  • Custom Cartography

Work Experience

GIS Analyst: Clark Public Utilities

Feb 2011 - July 2017
  • Served as department lead in cross-department GIS integration projects
  • Programmed scripts to automate tasks using Python, Arcpy, and Data Driven Pages
  • Provided recommendations for inter-department business process discussions related to an enterprise-wide, multi-year software project
  • Supported GIS end-users across multiple departments
  • Analyzed geometric network data to determine nature and scope of data cleanup
  • Automated GIS-data-based reports

GIS Specialist: Cowlitz Public Utility District

May 2009 - Jan 2011
  • Oversaw development of integration between GIS and a new work management system
  • Served as liaison between the GIS and IT departments
  • Produced custom cartography as requested by various departments
  • Interacted with planners and engineers in order to clarify work order needs and goals
  • Researched and corrected issues in existing data
  • Edited geometric network data in an ArcGIS enterprise environment
  • Imported AutoCAD files into GIS

Volunteer GIS Consultant: Western Washington University

April 2008 - July 2008
  • Analyzed data to assess route suitability for persons with impaired mobility
  • Communicated progress and further needs to involved department members
  • Presented findings to representatives from multiple university departments
  • Obtained, extracted, or created spatial data for the campus as needed
  • Managed spatial data for the project
  • Queried the spatial data to extract information of interest
  • Mapped features of interest such as curb cuts and accessible building entrances
  • Created a map of accessible routes for WWU's main campus

Additional Activities

Maptime PDX Co-Organizer

Dec 2013 - Dec 2016
  • Coordinated monthly meetings for 30+ people
  • Presented mapping-related tutorials
  • Participated in organization steering discussions

2014 FOSS4G International Conference Co-Chair

July 2013 - Nov 2014
  • Helped plan conference for 850+ attendees
  • Arranged and coordinated field trips
  • Assisted with handling support emails
  • Reviewed and edited documents and communications
  • Contributed input on decisions
  • Provided support and coordination at the event


GISP, License 90231


Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies

Sept 2017 - Present
  • University of Washington Tacoma; Ongoing

GIS Leadership Academy

April 2017
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

GIS Studies

Attended 2007-2008
  • Western Washington University

Bachelor of Science in Geology

Awarded 2003
  • Western Washington University