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QC\QA Expert

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Over twenty years of mapping experience in the production of Paper Charts and Electronic Navigation Charts at various Hydrographic offices.
  • Certified IHO CAT B course in IIC Academy in the year of 2016 
  • Certified as ISO internal auditor and conduct audits to various departments on their project objectives, functionalities and work flow.
  • Experience in planning, co-coordinating and performing verification & validation, and performance testing with multiple interfaces.
  • Expertise in analyzing errors & assessing process/product quality.
  • Ability in defining error categories & measurement criterion.
  • Expertise in defining sampling & biasing criterion.
  • Go-no go decisions based on quality of the sample data.
  • Expertise in estimation, scheduling & expediting production tasks.
  • Expertise in conducting in house training Marine Solution Division for production of ENCs and Validation.
  • Proficient with IHO S-57 ENC Standards
  • proficient with IHO S-4 Charting Standards
  • Expertise in Chart Compilation and Cartography      

EDUCATION:

  • Technical. Engineering from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (2003) Mumbai India.
  • ITI. National trade certificate(1998) from National Council for Vocational Training, Andhra Pradesh, India 
  • Pre University Examination Certified (1991). From Andhra university, Andhra Pradesh

CARRIER PROFILE:

  • Worked as QC/QA Expert at General Commission for Survey, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from Dec 2017 to September 2019.

  • Worked as Project Manager at IIC Technologies Pvt. Ltd (ISO 9001:2000), Hyderabad, India from March'1999 to December 2017.

Training undergone-

  • Successfully I have completed HPD (Hydrographic Production Database) training program at UKHO for 3 months from October to December 2008.

Training conducted-

  • Successfully completed training program in KSA for HPD training for one month in 2015
  • Successfully completed training program in National Hydrographic Office (NHO) Dehradun for HPD training for 15 days in 2015

Achievements:

  • Delivered 150 charts per month as per UKHO specification of generalize the features from large to small scales.
  • Successfully delivered 5charts per month as per EPSHOM specification of the chart preparation and ENC creation.
  • Produced 50 charts per month to UKHO in the specification of the data capture through geo referenced image and create ENC creation.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

Name of Application:             

                                                AUTOCAD 2D

                                                CARIS Base Editor

                                                CARIS S57 Composer

                                                CARIS Paper chart composer

                                                CARIS Data loader

                                                CARIS Project Editor

                                                CARIS HPD Source Editor

                                                CARIS HPD ENC Editor

                                                CARIS Paper Chart Editor

                                                dKart Inspector 5.1

                                                dKart Editor 2.4       

                                                Analyser

Name of Operating System: 

                                                MS-Windows 95/2000

                                                MS-Windows NT 4.0

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Current Project:

Project Title: Hydrographic Department, General Commission for Survey (GCS) Riyadh,Saudi Arabia

Software   :     CARIS S57 Composer 2.4

CARIS Paper Chart Composer 1.1

CARIS Base Editor

CARIS Project editor

CARIS Data loader

CARIS Source editor

CARIS Paper chart Editor

CARIS Product Editor

Role:                QA/QC Expert

Duration:         December 2017 to September 2019

Description

The main objective of this program is to develop the specifications related to Nautical Chart and ENC Production with respect from IHO S4 and S57 Standards, and plan the production work, assigning the work to the appropriate cartographers, validating the ENCs and PNCs before dissemination, coordinating with other departments for the necessary inputs required for ENC and Paper Chart Production, attending meetings with various stake holders.

Completed Projects# 1

Project Title:    Hydrographic Datafill

Client:              UKHO, UK.

Role:                Project Manager

Duration:         From January. 2009 to December 2017

Description:

This project was envisaged for creating hydrographic database from the source ENCs in HDB system through remote setup in Citrix Environment. Products were generated from source database compliant to the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) specifications of paper chart production. The process was carried out in two stages.

Stage 1:

Initial Data Population: Population of the HDB with data contained with an ENC cell and it’s Verification. In this stage, various tasks were performed with source and database like advance edits on data, vertical consistency (generalization of the data i.e. Chart Compilation and Cartography adjustments from large scales to small scales and selection of soundings and contour interpolation of the data), Horizontal consistency( edge matching with deferent scales and published limits are parallel to other and same scales as per specification) and assign wreck and light numbers as per supplied specifications etc according to UKHO procedures prior to paper chart population.

Maintenance of the source data was also done using the updates received from the latest survey information and fully updated large scale data for which was required to update their small scale data for generalization.

Stage 2:

ENC Production: After completion of the above data adjustments, created ENC master on ENC Product application as per prescribed standards of IHO S-57 ENC then ranthird party validations like Dkart and Analysers.

Stage 3:

Creatation of Paper Chart Master: Created paper chart master held within the CARISHPD/PCE production environment and was an almost exact replica of the current edition of the UKHO paper chart. It will vary in certain defined details due to the differing production methods used, and the availability of matching hydrographic data in the database. Once the database is created and cleaned as per Initial database population, the Paper chart Master was populated. Since this project was in evolving stage due to adoption of new technology, additional tasks were added to the process to meet the customer deliverables during project execution.

Further, maintenance of charts was done by applying new correction to charts like, NTM update block corrections and new survey information.

 Responsibilities:

  • Data Pre-Process and planning/scheduling deliverables
  • Allocating tasks to each individuals of team
  • Monitoring day to day tasks
  • Day to day communication with client to exchange status and queries
  • Involve in the verification & validation prior to shipment.
  • Giving training to new users and improving the quality data.

Solution Environment: CarisHPD 3.1.0, CARIS S-57 Composer 2.3, Dkart Inspector, Analyser, Global mapper

Project #2

Project Title:    Gallic Rooster

Client:              EPSHOM

Duration          :           Since March. 2004

Description:

This project was intended to create S-57 datasets for France Polynesia with EPSHOM specifications. The processes involved were  geo-referencing the scanned image, capturing the spatial data from geo-referenced image, and also using the supplied “aids to encoding- for area & point creation”, “BDGS- for the navaids creation and creation of topology and finally creating S-57 data model and updating the dataset to latest Notice to Mariners. After completion of the above tasks the Quality department validates the data before dispatching to the client.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing Check List
  • Conducting verification & validation of Electronic Navigation Charts in S-57 standards & as per the Clients Specification requirements.
  • Finally, responsible for checking the delivering datasets by biased sampling as per the client’s specification compliance & issue Data Quality Certificate.

Solution Environment: CarisGIS 4.4a, CARIS Hydrographic Object Manager 3.3, dKart Inspector 5.1, dKart Editor 2.4

Project # 3

Title                 : WILLET

Client               : CHS, Canadian Hydrographic Services

Duration          : Since Oct. 2002

Description:

This objective of project was to update digital files supplied by the client. The client provided detailed specifications in the form of soft copies of documents and script files. The most important aspect of the requirements was to create New Edition of ENC. Process was documented, creation of logs with errors provided to the client with full documentation of the job undertaken. In reference with the specifications provided vide S-57 Production notes and Digital Chart File Standards (DCFS) all objects. After completion of the above tasks the Quality department validated the data before dispatching to the client.

Responsibilities:-

  • Conducting verification & validation of Electronic Navigation Charts in S-57 standards & using the supplied S-57 Production notes and Digital Chart File Standards (DCFS) based on Canadian Online Information Library (COIL) which defines standards for various hydrographic products generated by CHS.
  • Finally, responsible for checking the delivering datasets by biased sampling as per the client’s specification compliance & issue Data Quality Certificate.

Solution Environment: CARIS GIS 4.3.3, CARIS Hydrographic Object Manager 3.1, dKart Inspector 4.0, 2.5.

Project # 4

Title                 : EAGLE

Client               : UK Hydrographic Office, U. K

Duration          : From Feb. 2002 to Oct. 2006

Description:

This project was intended to create S-57 datasets for U. K Hydrographic Office. The processes involved are geo-referencing the scanned image, capturing the spatial data from geo-referenced image, creation of topology and finally creating S-57 data model. After completion of the above tasks the Quality department validates the data before dispatching to the client.

Responsibilities: -

  • As a team member, I am involved in creation of Electronic Navigational Charts in S-57 standards published by IHO.

Solution Environment: CarisGIS 4.3.3, CARIS Hydrographic Object Manager 3.1, dKart Inspector 4.0.

Project# 5

Project Title     : Water Shed

Client               : NRSA, Hyderabad. India.

Duration          : From Jan. 2000 to Jan. 2001

Description:

This project involves conversion of Watershed, base map, waste water      Using AutoCAD and Arc-info.

Responsibilities:

  • Data Conversion.
  • Involved in the verification & validation prior to shipment.

Solution Environment: AutoCAD Map 3.0, Tracer 4.1, Microstation 95.

Project# 6

Project Title     : NAMEDIT

Client               : Navionics Spa., ITALY.

Duration          : From July. 1999 to Aug. 2001

Description:

Navionics Spa and Navionics Inc. assign this project for preparation of Electronic Charts. For this processes involved are first we need to capture the data from the raster image and DB integrate it through IOGDB and finally Cosmetic editing will be done through NAMEDIT, which is final deliverable format. This database helps in the preparation of seeded cartridges for plotters (an GPS instrument). Finally the data will be inspected before shipping it to the client.

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in the Data Conversion.
  • Involved in verification of initial inputs & preparing excel spreadsheet to Quality Analyst.
  • Finally, responsible for checking the delivering datasets as per the client’s specification compliance & issue Data Quality Certificate.

Solution Environment: AutoCAD Map 3.0, IOGDB & NAMEEDIT (proprietary Software’s)

Project# 7

Project Title     : Taxation Mapping

Client               : Virgin Island, USA.

Duration          : From Mar. 1999 to July 1999

Description:

This project was designed to assess the area information forlots of taxation purpose. The steps involved were digitization in AutoCAD R 13 and tracer, Co-relation of the Vector-data to the Aerial Photographs. Map cleaning and creating topology in AutoCAD            Map 3.0, conversion of drawing format to Microstation (dgn) format and shipment.

Responsibilities:

  • Digitization, Editing, Co-relation, Topology creation, Edge matching, shipment according to project specifications

Solution Environment: AutoCAD Map 3.0, Tracer 4.1, Microstation 95.

Personal Information:

Nationality: Indian

Date of birth: 28-August-1970

Marital status: Married

Languages: Telugu, English and Hindi

Dependents: wife and two children:

Passport Details: H9811957

Type: P

Country Code: India

Date:

Place: Hyderabad                                                                               (Ch N S Prakash Rao)

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