With a background in geology, mining and surveying, Farah brings a wealth of knowledge to the work that she does – and it shows. Responsible for the GIS “heavy lifting,” she manages the larger spatial data sets to help create, polish and build bigger content. The data that Farah creates goes towards Backroad Mapbooks’ GPS maps and can later be used for print products.
Farah completed her studies at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) before joining the team at Backroad Mapbooks. About GIS work, she says, “I really love what I do.” She shares that she receives genuine pleasure from performing advanced GIS analyses and improving her spatial database administration skills.
Why a career in GIS/mapping?
I love producing maps and seeing the results.
Favourite outdoor activity? Hiking.
Name an outdoor activity that you refuse to try?
Describe your dream vacation?
Traveling around the world with my family.
What is the best part about working at Backroad Mapbooks?
Working with nice people.
Name one superpower you would want to have.
The power of flight.
Name one product that you can’t live without. Food.
Tea, coffee or potato chips? Tea.
What is your favourite BRMB memory so far?
Poker ride camping.
Favourite TV show? I don’t watch any TV shows.
What product are you most looking forward to using and why?
The BRMB Navigator app, as we have been working hard on it.