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posted May 25, 2013, 8:17 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated May 30, 2013, 8:06 AM by Unknown user ]
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 24, 2013 - Rodriguez Consulting, LLC (Rodriguez) recently announced that Jeff Matlack has joined the firm as a Senior Geospatial Specialist.  Matlack joins the firm with more than 22 years of CAD and GIS experience, which includes managing various types of infrastructure mapping projects. He brings expansive knowledge of underground infrastructure, right-of-way mapping and CAD/GIS techniques to the position.

“Jeff’s in-depth technical knowledge of geospatial mapping and underground infrastructure will be a great asset to both our growing group of geospatial professionals and our clients as we build on the expertise needed to continue providing clients with innovative project solutions,” said Curt Hatfield, P.E., Rodriguez's Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Rodriguez Jeff worked as a Senior Technical Support Analyst at Bentley Systems where he provided support for Bentley's Platform products – mainly MicroStation. Jeff is an expert in all areas of MicroStation and also has a vast amount of experience with most of Bentley's verticals, especially their civil products. Day to day he specialized in the following areas: supporting and debugging workspaces (both custom and Bentley delivered), interoperability between MicroStation and other platforms – mainly Autocad and ESRI, vector and raster references, Geocoordination and Google Earth support and support for the use of point clouds in MicroStation (Bentley Pointools). Jeff's career experience also includes twelve years with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) serving as a CAD Administrator and Engineering Technician in the Design Branch. During his tenure with PWD Jeff was responsible for establishing CAD Standards and overseeing the implementation of Bentley MicroStation to support drafting and design operations. He was also a liason between the Design Branch and PWD's GIS and Survey groups. He assisted with the creation of PWD's GIS symbology and standards. Jeff left PWD in 2005 and spent 2 1/2 years with 2 different civil engineering consultants in the Philadelphia area as a MicroStation CAD Manager until he joined Bentley in 2008. At one of these firms, Jeff was also in charge of operating the firms' high definition surveying equipment (laser scanner) and processing the data collected (point clouds) to provide deliverables to the clients. Typical deliverables provided to clients were: scan database, 2D plans and 3D models, measurements and dimensions, and digital terrain models (DTM).