Employee Spotlight: Scott Taylor
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Our Employee Spotlight for the month of November is Scott Taylor!
As Sidwell’s GIS Compiler, Scott works on the Production Team performing data conversions of source documents to create countywide mapping systems.
Q & A
What is the coolest thing you’re working on right now? Why?
Right now, I am mapping the towns in Warren County, Illinois. The county previously had their agricultural parcels put in a GIS, but they are just now having us draw the towns. It’s cool to see the different surveys and subdivision plats, and see how the various pieces of the puzzle all fit together to form a town.
If you could be any animal, which would you be?
What is your favorite thing about GIS?
My favorite thing about GIS is simply how much it can do. It’s much more than just making maps.
What kinds of trips or activities do you do when you take time off?
I like to travel to new areas, and visit parks for the scenery and the wildlife.
What do you enjoy most about your job and/or working at Sidwell?
I enjoy the variety of projects that we have. There’s always something different. No two projects are exactly the same.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working? (hobbies?)
I enjoy coin collecting, traveling, metal detecting, and geocaching.
What’s an interesting project that you worked on in the past? Why?
Guernsey County, Ohio, was the most interesting project I have worked on in the past. Ohio was the test bed for PLSS, so the sections weren’t as predictable as they are here in Illinois. The towns are also older, and the terrain isn’t as level. That all adds up to a much more challenging area to map in.