Shaunak Vairagare

 GIS Web Developer
1000 Bonieta Harrold Dr #12106 Charleston SC 29414

Innovative software engineer offering six years of experience in Web development and GIS involving full software development lifecycle – from concept through delivery of next-generation applications and customizable solutions.

Expert in advanced development methodologies, tools and processes. Strong OOP and Design Patterns skills. Deep understanding of OOAD and Agile methods.

Creative problem solver and experience in designing software work-flows for complex Geo-spatial applications on web, desktop and mobile platforms.

§Technical Skills

  • Front End JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, HTML5, JSON, RequireJS
  • Web Frameworks Node.js, Ruby on Rails, Spring, Struts, Hibernate
  • Databases MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server 2008
  • Servers Apache2, Tomcat, JBOSS
  • Mobile jQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch 2, iOS
  • Languages Java, Ruby, Python
  • Process Tools ANT, Jenkins CI, CruiseControl.rb
  • GIS Servers GeoServer, ArcGIS Server, LocationGuru SmartGeo
  • Map API OpenLayers, Leaflet, TileMill, Google Maps, BingMaps
  • GIS Services ArcGIS 9+, WMS, WFS, GeoJSON, GML, KML, GeoRSS
  • GIS Tools ArcGIS, FME, GDAL, LibLAS, GeoTools, Java Topology Suite
  • GIS Data LiDAR, GeoTIFF, LAS, ShapeFile, GDF
  • Carto Databases PostgreSQL/PostGIS , MS SQL server 2008 Spatial
  • Data Formats Tele Atlas, NavTeq, Lead Dog, Map My India

§ Education

Master of Science in Computer Science University of Houston, TX Aug 2009 to Dec 2011
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science RCOEM, Nagpur, India. Aug 2003 to May 2007

§ Work Experience

NOAA Coastal Services Center

GIS Developer
  Jun 2012 to Current

University Of Houston

GIS Developer
  Aug 2009 to Jun 2012


Software Developer
  Aug 2007 to Jul 2009


Student Intern
  Sep 2006 to Apr 2007

§ Projects

Satellite Imagery to Assess Rural Electrification

  Apr 2012 to Apr 2012       San Francisco

Developed this project as a part of NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2012. This was a 24 hour Hackthon, in which over 2000 people participated worldwide. Our team won the "Global Impact Award" for the Satellite Imagery to Assess Rural Electrification challenge.

Solution was World at Night which is a web based mapping tool that shows who on planet earth has access to light. It allows users to overlay Night Time Satellite Imagery data with world population and other data to which areas still don't have access to electricity. We also provided tools to calculate which kind of source of electricity (solar, hydro, wind, or traditional) is likely to be most feasible to electrify that region.

Key Features: Interactive Web Map, OpenLayers, Geoserver, Geo-TIFF, ArcGIS, Ruby on Rails, GIS Analysis

Flood Information Distribution System

  Aug 2009 to Jun 2012       University Of Houston

A Ruby on Rails based GIS system for flood warning and alert system in Harris County using existing sensor networks of various agencies like Houston Transtar, HCFCD , USGS, City of Houston Public Works. This project is going to be used by EMS agencies like 911, 311, and will also be available to public.

Key Features: Java, OpenLayers, Ruby, Rails, GeoServer, MSSQL Server 2008 Spatial, Map Interface Web Site and Mobile client for Emergency dispatch vehicles, flood data broadcast using VHF (Public Broadcasting, Houston) in case of emergency, ArcGIS for LIDR data, Bing maps, creating Shape-files for sensor networks, flood emergency level calculations using Historical Flood Data and LiDAR. Real time flood water rendering on map.


  Jan 2011 to May 2011       Baker Hughes, Houston

A sponsored course project. Developed an iPhone application backed with a GIS database and Ruby on Rails web service to find and service wells.

Key Features: iOS Application, AppStore, Ruby on Rails, Agile, Geolocation, Spatial Search, Web-Services

Arduino Farming Aid Sensor Networks

  Jan 2011 to May 2011       University Of Houston

A project for Cyber Physical Systems Course.Wireless Sensor Networks using Arduino to aid Farming. Has a web front-end developed in Ruby on Rails to control the sensors and display statistics etc.

Key Features: Arduino, Embeded Development, Ruby on Rails, Sensor Networks


  Aug 2007 to Jun 2009       LocationGuru, India

Java-based Software Development, Product Planning and Engineering, Research and LBS Platform Development

Key Features: Java Web Development, LBS Platform, Image Processing, Real Time Navigation Algorithms, Geospatial Information System, Map Tiling and Rendering Algorithms, Geocoding, Reverse-Geocoding, POI, GIS Hosting, GPS positioning systems, LBS Product concept Planning and Design

Location Diary

  Aug 2006 to Jun 2007       GlobalLogic Inc, India

A mobile based Location Based Services (LBS) application. Designed and implemented this application in J2ME mobile platform for turn-by-turn navigation instructions.

Key Features: J2ME, Path-Planning Algorithms, Mobile Maps, GPS , Graph Optimizations

Path Finding Algorithms for Natural Terrain Explorers

  Jul 2006 to May 2007       RKNEC, India

Designed and implemented simulation of various navigation algorithms for autonomous robotic explorers.

Key Features: Shortest Path and Efficient Navigation algorithms for Space Exploration, Graphical Simulation in Java, and in VC++ using DirectX Graphics technology.


  Jan 2006 to Jul 2006       IIT Bombay, India

A Self-Guided, Maze-Solving Robot. Made maze solving robot. Also implemented simulator for Navigation Algorithms for the autonomous robot.

Key Features: Autonomous Robotics, Embedded Systems programming, Graphical Simulation in Java, Decision-Making Algorithms.

§ Sample Work

Land Cover Atlas

Flood Info Distribution

SmartGeo Platform