Carl Sones

Professional Bio

CARL SONES

SGA GROUP, Inc.

Geospatial Designer

(763) 675-3129

Email:  csones@sgagroupinc.com

Mr. Sones is an associate of the SGA Group, a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). He specializes in geographic information science (GISci), and has had several years of experience – educationally and professionally – with using geospatial software, as well as graphic design and drafting software. Carl’s specific focus within the realm of GISci includes geodatabase management, GIS programming, data collection, cartography, and geodesign.

Previous to joining SGA Group, Mr. Sones worked as a GIS/Natural Resources Intern for the City of Mendota Heights, MN, Public Works Department. In this capacity, he updated the city’s geospatial data for stormwater outfalls, ash tree inspections, and various other features. He, also, worked on implementing Esri’s ArcGIS Pro software into the city public works and environmental departments. This mapping and location analytics software, along with the introduction of ArcGIS Online and the Collector app, improved the city’s collection and analyzing of field data.

Mr. Sones has been a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard since July of 2019. He is currently attending Officer Candidate School (OCS), and will commission as a Second Lieutenant by the end of 2021.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Outstanding Cartographer Award – May 2019. Presented by the University of Wisconsin – River Falls Dept. of Geography & Geographic Information Science.

2018-2019 Map of the Year awardee – May 2019. Presented by the University of Wisconsin – River Falls Dept. of Geography & Geographic Information Science.

Senior Thesis presentation at Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium, Madison, WI – April 2019. Research topic: ‘A Historical Geographic Analysis of the Mayo Clinic.’

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Bachelor of Applied Science in Geographic Information Science, Spring 2019

Minnesota Army National Guard OCS – Camp Ripley, MN. Commission as a US Army 2nd Lieutenant, Fall 2021

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Master of Geographic Information Science (MGIS), Spring 2022