GIS Director, Associate Planner
Mr. Ferryman has been the Geographic Information Systems Director and an Associate Planner with the UC since 2018. He has more than 12 years of GIS experience including leadership, technical, analytical, and enterprise expertise as well as on-site planning experience ranging from DoD headquarters level organizations like USMC Plans Policies & Operations down to the base level, including key installations in the National Capitol Region and in the Pacific. Erik has served as the acting Installation GIS Manager for an overseas DoD Air Station, overseeing and guiding all GIS Operations aboard the Installation while managing a staff of analysts. He also has a broad range of knowledge and skills in fields which relate to GIS, including real property reconciliation and asset evaluation (FIAR), utility systems, environmental affairs, explosive safety siting, and CADD conversion. He has managed multiple, concurrent efforts including facility and space utilization plans, transportation studies, and GIS programmatic support. This breadth of experience extends to his involvement with Installation Master Planning which includes Area Development Plans, Sustainability Plans, Utility Studies, and others. Erik is an experienced system administrator for a government network server which served over 300 users and has designed and undertaken an enterprise migration of GIS users across US government hosting environments. He is also a skilled Python developer, having created scripts to automate tasks for large enterprise data migrations and metadata search and discovery. Erik is skilled in client services and providing guidance for project requirements in GIS analysis and support including three years living overseas in support of DoD operations.
Mr. Ferryman holds an undergraduate degree in Geography from Virginia Tech. He completed the examination and portfolio to obtain the Geographic Information Systems Professional Certification. Erik has also completed requirements for the Security+ cybersecurity certification.