Meet Kristin Ditterline, GIS Analyst

Meet Kristin Ditterline, GIS Analyst

Hey! I’m Kristin Ditterline and I have been with GeoDecisions since 2010, based out of Camp Hill, PA[DRJ1] . Since I began working for the company, I have transitioned from an internship opportunity into a GIS Analyst role for the past five years, with a primary focus on local government and transportation sectors.

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Getting to Know GeoDecisions' Hany Hassaballa, EIT, GISP

Hany Hassaballa, EIT, GISP, is a project manager and senior GIS analyst with 20 years of experience in spatial information technology and civil engineering. He joined GeoDecisions in 2009, where his work on a broad range of projects and his passion for innovation has enabled him to stay abreast of the latest in GIS technology.

Education

Born in Egypt and raised in Kuwait, Hany studied civil engineering at the renowned Cairo University. Following graduation, Hany worked for several years in the field of highway design, where his in-depth interaction with computer-aided design introduced him to GIS (at the time, an emerging technology). Hany’s interest in GIS innovation brought him to Cairo’s Information Technology Institute (ITI) for a rigorous six-month certification program in GIS and software development. Shortly after his studies at ITI, Hany attended graduate school at the University of Twente’s Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation in Enschede, Netherlands, where he received a master’s degree in geo-information management for urban planning. Additionally, he will soon obtain his professional engineer license.

Professional Background

Prior to joining GeoDecisions, Hany worked for the Ministry of Planning in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he oversaw the creation of the country’s first-ever census map. Hany joined the GeoDecisions team after he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to be closer to his wife’s family. Hany’s love of travel and his fluency in Arabic and English have opened many doors for him, as he often works on projects straddling American and Middle Eastern markets. His career at GeoDecisions began with an urban planning project in United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. Hany’s work soon expanded to include multiple government agencies: UAE’s National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA); Abu Dhabi Housing Authority (ADHA); Ministry of Public work (MoPW) in UAE; and King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia, among many domestic assignments as well. These projects have not only honed Hany’s professional skills and enabled him to travel extensively, they have allowed him to continue eating the authentic Middle Eastern food that is dear to his heart (shawarma, anyone?). 

Recreation

As a new immigrant, he was interested in learning about the unique American sports such as baseball and football. In addition to playing softball on a recreation league, Hany has used his GIS skills to create several sports-related maps. Hany, his wife Emily, and their young son Abdullah love to travel – with Spain and Italy being among their favorite foreign vacation locales. They also love the outdoors and make sure they visit Maine at least once a year. When he’s not working, Hany is busy fixing up his new house, cheering on his wife at a marathon, or shuttling his son to soccer, flag football, and cub scouts.

Meet Steve Kraabel, Senior Client Manager

Meet Steve Kraabel, Senior Client Manager

As a Senior Client Manager, Steve manages the day-to-day operations, and on site client engagement for one of GeoDecisions largest clients, Scott Air Force Base and United States Transportation Command.  Here, he manages the onsite sustainment of the IRRIS and EGIS programs while planning for the migration and execution of the Transportation GIS (TGIS) system (to replace IRRIS and EGIS).  Steve also is the project manager for the OCONUS port analysis project and the on-site GIS analyst support project.

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Get to Know Kevin Scott, GISP, Senior Project Manager/GeoPlan Manager

 Kevin pictured with his wife, Shelley, and son Colin.

Kevin pictured with his wife, Shelley, and son Colin.

A Senior Project Manager in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office, Kevin manages the development and direction of GeoPlan Web, a municipal management software package, and additional GIS-related projects. Kevin has been with GeoDecisions for 13 years building the company’s business in western Pennsylvania and Ohio. 

With a bachelor's degree in geography from Indian University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Kevin has dedicated the last 18 years to building GIS systems for local governments. Immediately following his undergraduate degree from IUP, Kevin began working for a small GIS company in Pittsburgh where he first began working with GeoPlan. In 2008, GeoDecisions acquired GeoPlan, and named Kevin as the manager of the software package. 

Kevin achieved his GISP certification in 2008 and continues to support GIS projects that include building complex utility networks such as sanitary and storm sewers; drinking water systems; parcel management; and zoning and land use overlays. 

Outside the office, Kevin enjoys many activities with his wife and son as well as hunting and fishing. Involved with local community activities, Kevin has coached youth baseball for three years and has been an active cub scout master for four years. Now that his son has found a passion for ice hockey, Kevin spends many days at the ice rink coaching.