Date of Award
Master of Science in GIS for Development and Environment (GISDE)
International Development, Community and Environment
Dr. Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger
In the summer 2016, I had the honor to work as a GIS & statistics intern at Location, Inc. It is a Software as a Service (SaaS) private company that builds and delivers location-based big data, analytics, tools, and services. The company’s mission is to create the best location-based technologies to help businesses make well-informed decisions (Location, Inc.). I was chosen by the company’s CEO, Dr. Andrew Schiller, who is also a Clark Alumnus. During the internship period, I worked in the data science team supervised by Jonathan Glick, and my main responsibilities were handling geographical and statistical related tasks to support project development. In general, I participated in two projects and worked on many different tasks such as tabular data cleaning, descriptive statistics analysis, geo-datasets development, spatial analysis, etc. The samples of work I describe here are processing TransUnion datasets and network analysis in ArcMap. I have learned a few new skills such as processing big data or using basic SPSS syntax, and gathered wider experience from the work. Overall, it was a wonderful experience for me, and no doubt it would shape my future career. I would definitely recommend this internship opportunity to other GISDE students.
Wang, Yixuan, "Location-based Modeling and Statistics Internship with Location, Inc." (2017). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 168.