Patricia E. Gallagher

Patricia E. Gallagher

Trish has extensive experience using ArcGIS to create geologic maps and graphics. She graduated with a degree in Geology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is currently working toward becoming a certified GIS professional.

  • Position:

    GIS Analyst/Cartographer, Geologic Communications
  • Address:

    3354 College Road Fairbanks, AK 99709-3707
  • Phone:

    (907)451-5039
  • Fax:

    (907)451-5050
  • Email:

    patricia.gallagher@alaska.gov

Education and/or Training

B.S. with Honors, 2009, University of Alaska, Fairbanks (Geology)
Esri Certified Desktop Associate

Projects and/or Research Interests

Effectively understanding and managing Alaska's vast geologic resources requires powerful support systems designed to gather, store, analyze, and communicate complex geospatial data. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are specifically designed to meet this requirement. DGGS scientists and geospatial analysts employ GIS daily to visualize, explore, and analyze complex geologic information and relationships. In addition, GIS is critical for the efficient storage and distribution of the Division's valuable geologic analyses, which are critical to many public and private entities as they work to develop Alaska's natural resources.

I serve as a lead cartographer and GIS Analyst at the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS). I provide GIS and cartographic design expertise and training to facilitate publication of maps, graphics, reports, visual presentations, and digital data products resulting from analysis and synthesis of original field data collected by division geologists. Fulfilling this position involves designing and preparing GIS products; acquiring, analyzing, quality controlling and managing digital geospatial data; implementing and supporting national geologic mapping data and cartographic standards; providing training and support to the divisions GIS users; and functioning as a liaison between DGGS's and other entities' GIS users and data. I offer expertise with the Esri ArcGIS suite of software (ArcMap, ArcInfo, ArcScene, and ArcGlobe) to bring together maps, data, and people to enable better decision making and innovation.

My education and experience as a geologists have given me specialized knowledge and insight into the unique requirements and complexities of geologic mapping. I possess over 650 hours of formal GIS education and am currently working toward becoming a certified GIS professional.

Professional Experience

2013-present - Cartographer/GIS Analyst, State of Alaska, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
2012-2013 - GIS Technician, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
2010-2012 - Geologist, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK

Selected Professional Activities

AFFILIATIONS
Member, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
Member, Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS)
Member, Alaska Arc User Group (AAUG)

AWARDS
2008 - Outstanding Undergraduate, Geology/Geophysics Department, University of Alaska Fairbanks
2013 - Best Instructional Presentation, Esri International Users Conference, San Diego, California

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
2014-present - Volunteer Cartographer, Alaska Skijor and Pulk Association, Fairbanks, AK
2012, 2014 - Instructor, Geology and GIS, Osher Lifelong Living Institute (OLLI), University of Alaska Fairbanks
2012 - Logistics Coordinator, 2012 Friends of the Pleistocene Fieldtrip, Delta Junction to Canada Border, AK
2007-2008 - Vice President, Geoscience Club, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Selected Publications

  • Hubbard, T.D., Reger, R.D., and Gallagher, P.E., 2013, Engineering - geologic map of the Alaska Highway corridor, Tetlin Junction to Canada border, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2012-1B, 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/24624
  • Reger, R.D., Hubbard, T.D., and Gallagher, P.E., 2012, Surficial geology of the Alaska Highway corridor, Tetlin Junction to Canada border, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2012-1A, 25 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/23443
  • Reger, R.D., Hubbard, T.D., and Gallagher, P.E., 2012, Reconnaissance interpretation of 1978-1981 permafrost, Alaska Highway corridor, Tetlin Junction to Canada border, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2012-1C, 27 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/23444
  • Werdon, M.B., Gallagher, P.E., and Blessington, M.J., 2012, Geochemical, major-oxide, minor-oxide, trace-element, and rare-earth-element data from rock, stream sediment, and pan-concentrate samples collected in 2011 in the William Henry Bay area, Juneau C-4 and D-4 quadrangles, Southeast Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Raw Data File 2012-2, 2 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/23843
  • Hubbard, T.D., Braun, M.L., Westbrook, R.E., and Gallagher, P.E., 2011, High-resolution lidar data for infrastructure corridors, Mount Hayes Quadrangle, Alaska, in Hubbard, T.D., Koehler, R.D., and Combellick, R.A., High-resolution lidar data for Alaska infrastructure corridors: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Raw Data File 2011-3A. http://doi.org/10.14509/22723

Selected Presentations

  • Gallagher, P.E., 2015, Active faults and volcanoes of Alaska (postcard): ESRI International Users Conference, San Diego, California, July 20-24, 2015: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys , 2 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/29508
  • Gallagher, P.E., 2014, Stardate: NCGMP09 to boldly go where no standard has gone before, DGGS Standards training (poster and presentation): Digital Mapping Techniques Workshop, Newark, Delaware, June 1-4, 2014: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys , 28 p., 1 sheet. http://doi.org/10.14509/29174
  • Gallagher, P.E., 2014, Creating base maps using Global Mapper: Alaska Surveying & Mapping Conference (poster and presentation), Fairbanks, Alaska, March 24-28, 2014: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys , 21 p., 1 sheet. http://doi.org/10.14509/29173
  • Gallagher, P.E., 2013, Creating FGDC-compliant cartographic representations (poster): ESRI International Users Conference, San Diego, California, July 7-12, 2013: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys , 15 p., 1 sheet. http://doi.org/10.14509/25339
  • Hubbard, T.D., Reger, R.D., and Gallagher, P.E., 2011, Using lidar to refine geologic mapping and interpretations in the upper Tanana River valley, central Alaska (poster): Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 9-12, 2011, Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, no. 5, p. 623: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys , 1 sheet. http://doi.org/10.14509/23065
  • Koehler, R.D., Hubbard, T.D., Reger, R.D., Gallagher, P.E., and Weakland, J.R., 2011, Geologic hazards assessment along the proposed in-state gas pipeline: Livengood to Anchorage, Alaska, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists 54th annual meeting, September 19-24, 2011, Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys , 1 sheet. http://doi.org/10.14509/22882