Rebecca Barney

Cartographer and Craftswoman

Professional Projects

Cartographer, U. S. Census Bureau, 2018- Present.
Research Assistant, U-Spatial, 2015-2018.
Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota, 2016-2018.
Planning Internship, MN Department of Transportation, 2015.
Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, 2014.
Office Assistant, Southwest Community Education, 2011-2014.

U.S. Census Bureau

Cartographer, Geography Division, Cartographic Products and Services Branch, 2018- Present.
Designs, organizes and creates official Census Bureau maps for conferences, such as the International Esri User Conference
Develops United States Cartographic generalized files for the United States geographical boundaries
Edits and reviews Congressional Redistricting Maps

University of Minnesota: U-Spatial

Research Assistant, U-Spatial: Center for Spatial Research, 2015-2018.
Assisted University students, faculty and staff via email and walk-in hours at the University GIS Help Desk.
Implemented spatial research projects for University faculty, students and staff.
Developed curriculum for training implementation and workshop
Coordinated events including the Spatial Summer Bootcamp

U-Spatial Training Courses Offerings, Fall 2017. Offered Training Courses in the following topics for multiple workshop sessions. Training for U-Spatial.
Ground-testing Evaluation Minnesota Solar Suitability Map, 2016. Made for U-Spatial. Evaluated using Microsoft Excel

Independent Contract Commissions

University of Minnesota: Geography Department

Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota Geography Department, 2016-2018.
Directed lab periods and exercises for multiple courses in topics for Intro to GIS, Advanced GIS and Cartography
Updated lab materials to new software including translation of ArcMap labs to ArcGIS Pro and Esri to QGIS
Developed discussion based lecture material for map critique and design to teach critical thinking
Prepared, graded and provided feedback on homework assignments, including advising for technical difficulties

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Planning Internship, Office of Transit: Bicycle and Pedestrian Unit, 2015.
Designed maps for the Safe Routes to School programs, managed databases, developed website content and wrote reports
Expanded the MN Statewide Pedestrian Plan by researching and writing reports of impacts for disadvantaged populations
Initiated and created a database and tracking methodology for SRTS Grant Recipients to enable easy tracking and documentation

University of Minnesota

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dr. Francis Harvey, 2014.
Compiled spatial project data for transit accessibility in Greater Minnesota
Produced a webpage mapping platform, gaining familiarity with HTML and KML

Southwest Community Education

Office Assistant, Southwest Community Education, 2011-2014.
Interacted with a wide variety of community members including the Community Advisory Council
Planned community engagement activities including the annual Family Halloween Party and Sock Hop
Participated in office tasks including registering students for our adult education courses and community trips