SRK Peru Presenting Landscape Modeling with Geographical Information System
Hotel Sol de Oro
|When:||Thursday, April 21|
GIS-based land modeling approaches, such as the VRM method, can be applied to the area of interest in order to correct systematization of geospatial data and facilitate the proper organization of baseline information. All of these systematization can enhance the cartographical display of different factors that are predominant in this ecoregion such as morphology, vegetation, hydrology, landscape, and the presence of natural scenic wilderness and human settlements.
These data may be used to develop thematic maps of topography, hydrology, satellite imagery, natural protected areas, archeology, future mine exploitation and social rural cluster settings.
Frank Altamirano, MSc
GIS Analyst, SRK (Peru)
Frank has a BA in geography from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, a MA in environmental management from University of Andalucia (UNIA) in Spain, and an MSc. in geographical information system from the University of Salzburg.
Frank started his professional career working for Antamina Mining Company as an external field consultant in the Environmental, Health and Safety area. He then worked for Klohn Crippen Berger as a GIS Analyst and was responsible for the Geomatics area. In 2010, Frank became Master in Conservation and Environmental Management from the UNIA in Seville, Spain and obtained two experts postgraduate courses on Geographical Information System and Cartography Quality Control.
In addition, Frank has more than 10 years of experience developing Geospatial information, Remote Sensing Technologies and Environmental Management Projects. Furthermore, he has developed socio-environmental baselines, using geodata and field collection, for Environmental Impact Assessments, Scoping and Screening Renewable and non-Renewable Projects and Mining Closure Plans for several hydrocarbon, mining and energy companies.
He leads Geomatics for SRK Peru and cartography systematization in every project stage for Antamina Cia, Barrick Cia, Vale, GDZ Suez, Apogee Silver, Votorantim Metais, Sandspring, Petrobras, Pluspetrol, Hochschild group, among others.