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Lonnie Lanham
Web Developer/UX Designer, Technical Support Specialist

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Contact Information

U.S. Geological Survey
5522 Research Park Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21228

Phone: (443) 498-5599
Fax: (443) 498-5510



MA 2001: University of Baltimore - Baltimore, MD | Master of Arts: Digital Communication & Design, core studies Information Architecture & Web Development, PG Certificate: Information Design and Digital Media Production
BA 1998: University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Baltimore, MD | Bachelor of Arts:ff Geography and Environmental Systems
UG Cert 1998: University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Baltimore, MD | GIS and Digital Cartographic Production
Pro Cert 2003: CompTIA A+, iNet+ Certification; 2014: Mac OS X Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA)
Etc Continuing coursework, staying up-to-date on trends, technology and processes in Web design/development, Windows OS, and Macintosh OS, training for Adobe ACE (Illustrator, Photoshop). Since 1993, working with digital image processing packages. More than thirty years experience programming from Lotus 123 to Python.


2014 - Present
USGS, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Baltimore MD | Web Developer/UX Designer/Technical Support Specialist
2006 - 2014
USGS, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Baltimore MD | Lead Information Technology Specialist/Web Developer
2000 - 2006
USGS, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Baltimore MD | Web Systems Administrator
1999 - 2000
USGS, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Baltimore MD | Scientific Illustrator/Cartographer (contract position)
1997 - 1999
National Geographic Society, Book Division | Cartographer (contract position)
1997 - 1998
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Geography | Lab Proctor for Spatial Analasis and Cartographic Production Labratory
1992 - 1997
Sunway Hotel Group - Multiple T/A Properties | Manager of Guest Services, Daily Operations Auditor, Technical Operations Manager
1986 - 1993
Self Employed - Hired MC, Board Engineer, Musician | Various Locations throughout Central Maryland, Baltimore & Washington, DC

IT/Web Developer Operational Skills

Operating Systems:

  • Mac OSX up to Yosemite, Pro Admin
  • Windows 7, Pro Admin; Active Directory Admin
  • Linux Ubuntu, ChromeOS

Productivity & Specialty Software:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Docs
  • SAS
  • R
  • ArcGIS
  • SPlus
  • MapViewer


Web Develeopment & Design:

  • Coding: HTML5, CSS3, XML, SVG, JavaScript, Python, PHP
  • Dreamweaver
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Flash
  • Fireworks
  • InDesign

Application Development:

  • ColdFusion
  • IIS and Apache server-side content and application services
  • Google Maps API and Mashups
  • MediaWiki
  • WordPress CMS
  • Drupal (learning) CMS
  • Some Visual Basic

Professional Affiliations

Professional Interests

Web-based Cartography/GIS, Interface Design, Flash vector mapping, interactive Web Technologies, XML, Scalable Vector Graphic development, Graphic Design for the Web, 3D Environment Rendering, Artistic Cartography, photography, technical illustration, PhotoShop, User Systems Administration, Computer Networking

Other Interests

Shortwave radio enthusiast and member of the North American Shortwave Association (NASWA), decoding worldwide video/audio internet and satellite streams, DXing, photography, building Websites, amassing/ mixing/ dubbing music, diorama modeling, drawing, watching classic & independent film, travel, hiking, biking.

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